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All content by Daniel Munoz

Cymbals Eat Guitars speak about influences, songwriting

Daniel Munoz April 11, 2012

Only two albums into their career, Cymbals Eat Guitars have wasted no time in raising eyebrows and expectations. The New York four-piece have set themselves apart from their peers by writing heartfelt...


Mouseman Cloud has a silver lining

Daniel Munoz April 10, 2012

Robert Pollard is writing songs so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. As the leader of Dayton, Ohio’s recently-reformed Guided By Voices, he’s put out 17 full-length albums...

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Cymbals Eat Guitars to play at Mohawk

Daniel Munoz April 9, 2012

New York City quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars got their start by playing Weezer covers when core members Joseph D’Agostino (guitars and vocals) and Matt Miller (drums) were still in tenth grade. Since...


Whimsically political group to play at Frank

Daniel Munoz April 2, 2012

  CHAIN AND THE GANG There is no figure in independent music today more paradoxical than Ian Svenonius, whose latest project, Chain and the Gang, will be playing at Frank this Friday. Svenonius...

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Eisley-Tallhart tour to show lush vocals, new sounds

Daniel Munoz March 26, 2012

EISLEY The first thing bloggers and PR drones point out about indie vets Eisley is that four out of five band members are siblings. While the family-band aspect is certainly novel, listeners would...


Austin, New Zealand bands scheduled for performances

Daniel Munoz March 19, 2012

Editor’s note: This is a weekly series showcasing the best live indie music of the coming week. THE SWEET NUTHIN Local rock ‘n’ rollers The Sweet Nuthin have just finished recording...


The Business, Cowboy Indian Bear subvert musical norms

Daniel Munoz March 5, 2012

Editor’s note: This is a weekly series showcasing the best live music of the coming week. THE BUSINESS The Business has become a career for singer Micky Fitz. Since starting the punk band in...


Springsteen to play special show at intimate venue for SXSW

Daniel Munoz February 29, 2012

Rock ‘n’ roll icon Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play an intimate concert for South By Southwest, organizers announced in an online press release. To prevent online scalping,...

Elusive acts headline local weekend shows

Daniel Munoz February 28, 2012

Editor’s note: This is a weekly series showcasing the best live music of the coming week. Texas Independence Festival 2012 In Austin, music festivals mean big crowds, big names and nightmarish...


Iconic indie artist writes legendary lyrics

Daniel Munoz February 21, 2012

After a successful reunion tour with his former band, Pavement, Stephen Malkmus recorded last year’s Mirror Traffic with his current band The Jicks, the latest in a string of successful solo outings...


Sludge metal couple Jucifer may rupture eardrums at show

Daniel Munoz February 16, 2012

Plenty of musical do-it-yourself bands have been inspired by punk legend Mike Watt’s most famous piece of advice, “If you ain’t playin’, you’re payin’.” But not...


Lo-Fi struggles lead to artists’ success

Daniel Munoz February 9, 2012

It’s been a good year for Merrill Garbus, better known by her stage name, tUnE-yArDs. Since releasing her sophomore album w h o k i l l to critical and commercial success last April, Garbus’...


Berkshire Hounds mix elements of blues, psychedelic rock to create unique sound

Daniel Munoz February 3, 2012

“And I know there will be brighter days, but for now I’m stuck in idle ways.” So howls Jim Campo of Berkshire Hounds, who knows how to act hopeless without killing anyone’s good...


Artists co-opt Indie aesthetic, not ethic

Daniel Munoz February 2, 2012

Indie rock, as a term and a tradition, is starting to seem a bit like a joke. Just check last Tuesday’s Time magazine for an article on the realities of life as a 21st century indie musician, incredibly...

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Local music events explore various sides of rock genre

Daniel Munoz January 24, 2012

It’s sometimes difficult to wade through the massive amounts of live music that Austin hosts on a daily basis. To help illuminate your best bets for local live music, here are our picks for the best...

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