Review: Iggy Pop at ACL Live

5:30 am Mar. 16, 2016

You might be surprised to hear that for Iggy Pop’s Austin City Limits taping last night, he kept his blazer on for the first two — yes, two! — songs. After all, there are some

Venom slays on FFF Fest Black Stage

5:28 am Nov. 9, 2015

Out of all the Black Stage headliners this year at Fun Fun Fun Fest, only Venom felt like a true headliner, like a destination you had to see. Coheed and Cambria might be the most

Title Fight maintains hardcore cred at Fun Fun Fun Fest

4:10 pm Nov. 8, 2015

Kingston, PA’s Title Fight are in a rare position – they’re still embraced by the hardcore kids that were there from Day One (or as close to Day One as possible – they’ve been around since 2003) while gaining notice from more conventional indie fans. They play a shoegaze-laden form of emotional hardcore, and this combination of intense playing and flanger-stricken melodies was ideal for FFF finally getting some nice

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015: Mayhem brings the black metal to Austin

4:01 pm Nov. 8, 2015

Venom invented black metal and the most anticipated act for metalheads at Fun Fun Fun Fest; Norway’s Mayhem, chief architects of black metal’s Second Wave and one of Venom’s most notorious disciples, were a close second. They’ve never been able to escape their early 90s controversies, which include exploiting former vocalist Dead’s suicide for publicity (don’t Google Dawn of the Black Hearts at work), being linked to a rash of

Mutoid Man seals a special place in Austin music history

4:55 pm Nov. 6, 2015

If you want to make an impression at 2 in the afternoon, even on a Friday when the carnage of day-drinking and no sleep haven’t fully manifested, you have to come in with a headlining swagger.

Mutoid Man played through like people paid just for them, and as one of the most exciting current metal bands, they’re bound to move up in the ranks. Steve Brodsky can sing Tom Jones pre-set

Dwarves deliver their ’90s best at Fun Fun Fun Fest

4:48 pm Nov. 6, 2015

“Punk isn’t supposed to be smart,” decreed Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia, and no one could accuse them of being too highbrow. They took the chance to perform their seminal raunch-punk “magnum opus” – Dahlia’s words,