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Chris Cornell & the Brutal Equalizer of Suicide

Chris Cornell

“He had it all going for him. How could someone so talented do this?” Statements like this have been circling the internet after the recent death of Chris Cornell, frontman for Soundgarden, Audioslave and one of the greatest rock singers in history. Cornell’s death was ruled a suicide and brought an end to the life of a man who still ... Read More »

Review: The Struts at Stubb’s, Austin, Texas

The Struts at Stubb's in Austin, Texas

Rock n’ roll is not dead. No, despite what many will tell you, and to paraphrase Huey Lewis & the News (There’s a first), the heart of rock n’ roll is still beating. This was made clear Monday night at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas as Derby, England’s The Struts proved they are ready to kickstart the heart of rock. The quartet ... Read More »

20 Years Later, Selena Goes Viral

by Javi Perez It’s been 20 years since we lost Selena. It may be the worst I’ve ever felt after a celebrity death. Selena Quintanilla was the essence of everything the Hispanic community in South Texas was looking for in a pop star, role model, businesswoman, spokesperson, and everything you could think of. Her charisma made her seem flawless, but ... Read More »

SXSW 2015 Announces J. Cole to Headline SXSW Dreamville Takeover

J. Cole SXSW 2015

We’ve always been fans of New Era and J. Cole, and now we have an even bigger reason to support the brand and artist, as they’re coming to Austin for the SXSW Dreamville Takeover with Bas, Cozz and Omen. Hot off his Billboard chart-topping album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole will definitely be a show-stopper at 2015 SXSW. The only question is will you be ... Read More »

Hannah Cohen Aims to Dig Deep with “Pleasure Boy”

Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen made her presence known with the saccharine and stirring Child Bride, a debut filled with cradle songs and subtle variations usually reserved for a veteran in the music field. Now she’s poised to plant her flag with the sophomore album Pleasure Boy. The album will be released on March 31st. “Pleasure Boy, like her debut Child Bride, was ... Read More »

Tim Heidecker ‘Leaks’ Incredible Katy Perry & Lenny Kravitz Super Bowl Song

Katy Perry Super Bowl

If Tim Heidecker isn’t the king of comedy he is certainly near the top of the mountain. Two years ago, he “leaked” a Bob Dylan song, which he created, in advance of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. “Running Out the Clock” became an instant classic. Now Heidecker is upping his game, lampooning Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz on the heels ... Read More »

Show Preview: Shovels & Rope; Saturday, January 26 at Sam’s Burger Joint

In 2014, sublime acts like Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow came rap, rap, rapping at the chamber door of Sam’s Burger Joint, the beloved music venue in San Antonio, Texas. A new year is here and Charleston, South Carolina’s Shovels & Rope, not to be outdown, are determined to kick the door down on the joint when they play this Saturday at ... Read More »

South by Southwest (SXSW) Seeking Volunteers

SXSW 2015 Volunteers

Every March, the focus of the creative world’s attention turns to Austin, Texas and the SXSW Conferences and Festivals. While the focus is on the invasion of celebrities, techies and musicians, this event also relies on thousands of people that help make SXSW a reality. Over 4,000 people from across the globe generously offer their time and talents to volunteer ... Read More »

Five Acts That Would Rock Super Bowl Better Than Katy Perry

by Kandace Lytle Unless you are Michael Jackson or Prince, the Super Bowl Halftime show is a daunting task where artists have to consider every aspect of their performance. Performers have to enthuse the crowd while providing the right amount of flash, flames, and firepower to receive a good review. Today came the announcement that Katy Perry will be the performer ... Read More »

Well, Psy and Snoop Dogg are Insane in the Video for “Hangover”

By Bradford Harrison Need further proof that the universe is a random place, rife with chaos and chance? Check out the new Psy video for “Hangover” featuring Snoop Dogg. It’s ok, we will wait: Ok, so that exists now. It is mindless just like Psy’s other hit, “Gangnam Style”, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t catchy. To each his own of ... Read More »