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Chaos in the Kitchen: A Conversation with Alex Cohen of Alex Napping

Alex Napping has been exciting crowds in Austin for a few years now and building up a loyal local following, but they’re swiftly gaining media attention outside of the city and seem poised to break out in a major way soon. With their heavily anticipated new album Mise En Place about to drop (complete with a hometown album release show at Cheer Up Charlie’s Friday, May 5th) we talked to band leader Alex Cohen
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Something to Write Home About: Investigating the Existence of an Austin Emo Revival

It’s a term that’s been bandied around almost every music new publication the past few years, the “Emo Revival,” a regeneration of music stylings found mostly in independent music circles. Talking to local bands and artists here in Austin you find there to be quite an upsweep in interest and influence from music that fits into one, if not all of the eras of emo. And during the madness that was 2016, is Austin a city that has evidences of any form of emo scene on the rise?
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Thieves with a motive: Interview with Billy Canino from Austin band ‘Thieves’

Thieves are an Austin band which, like many rock bands, value uncompromised musical emotion high above what they see to be fabricated authenticity. It’s no wonder then that the influence of bands such as Taking Back Sunday and Brand New can be heard on their recently released debut album titled ‘No Motive’.  I asked singer and guitarist Billy Canino to let me know about the band, the album, and whether he has any guitar related scars.
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“If you try to find me”: Undercover interview with artist known as fuvk

In a world of saturated media with untold avenues of social media that musicians and artists have to drive down, it’s a little refreshing to stumble on a new musical talent that isn’t fussed by whether you listen to them or not. Apart from being in Austin and having the artist tag fuvk; there’s no name, no Facebook page, no (confirmed) photo, no gigs played, just a Bandcamp page with some quality music. As Rivers Cumou once said, “how cool is that?”
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Time to Take Sips: A Conversation with Doug Gillard of Guided by Voices

Doug Gillard is a rock music veteran spanning two decades of playing guitar on and off for Guided by Voices and releasing several solo recordings along the way. Guided By Voices have been touring throughout the year and he was recently asked to re-join the touring party to play classic GBV tunes, learn new songs and in correspondence with Joel Greatbatch, dropped us a hint of his contribution to a new Guided By Voices album on the horizon.
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Collectors of Sounds: A Conversation with Good Talk

Good Talk are a local Austin band that have had some good things said about them with the release of their self-titled album back in May and have played a number of gigs since then. Singer/guitarist Jake Lauterstein and drummer Erin Teasdale were interviewed over the phone about how they settled on their band name, some highlights from their recent touring, and how dancing is highly recommended at all their future shows.
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Show Review: BLXPLTN, In the Whale and The Ponys at Barracuda

Red Bull are undoubtedly one of the most proficient marketers in the world, building up their brand with hip community-oriented initiatives like Sound Select, which helps artists through a development program that can assist record labels in curating their own chosen signings. So it was exciting to visit Barracuda last Thursday knowing I’d not only be watching a bill of quality artists, but that they are also selected by tastemakers of the music industry, like the new Transmission successor Margin Walker.
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