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"Always Where I Need To Be" by The Kooks

Konk, releasing April 14th, is the second album by English rock band, The Kooks. I saw them on Late Night Connan O’Brian last month performing this new single, “Always Where I Need To Be.”

"You Can’t Count On Me" by Counting Crows

The Counting Crows are back on the map with their new March 25th release, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings. Saturday night represents loneliness. Loneliness that accompanies a night of enjoyment and companionship. Accordingly, Sunday morning is the hung-over regret and realization.

“This Is Twice Now” by Lydia

Illuminate is the sophomore album by indie rock band, Lydia. This track is the first single. The album, released March 18th, can be found on itunes. I plan on seeing them in concert April 13th at the Meridain here in Houston. 8pm if you want to check it out.

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"I Want You / She’s So Heavy" from the movie Across the Universe

Directed by Julie Taymore, this is a musical about the late 1960s set exclusively to Beatles music. If you haven’t seen the movie yet go rent it.

"A-Punk" by Vampire Weekend

As long as I’m talking about bands I missed, I have to include this one. This is the song I heard them playing from outside waiting in line to get in.

"Only Fooling Myself" by Kate Voegele

Here’s someone I wanted to see at SXSW but I missed her. Anyone familiar with the show One Tree Hill? It does a great job promoting new music. Right now they have Kate playing Mia, a young new talent signed to another characters new independent music lable.

“Dry Town” by Miranda Lambert

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So, you’ll never guess what I did the very next day after SXSW. Oh yes, I went to a concert. Miranda Lambert at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I know what you’re thinking, but yes, I do like pop country. Besides, Miranda can rock. She does more head banging than anyone I’ve ever […]

“Rich Girls” by The Virgins

This was the last band I saw at SXSW. The very end of two 18 hour days of underground rock band performances. As my back-up to not getting in to see British Sea Power, these guys were great. I didn’t understand the crowd though. I think I was missing something. It was at the same […]

“Life After Love” by Low vs Diamond

Sorry, no video on this one. Don’t worry I didn’t leave ya hangin.’ Click below and listen to “Life After Love.” I added a widget. A what? Like I said, I’m new at this. I think this is my new favorite band. I’ll get a video up ASAP, I promise.

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"Broken" by Tift Merritt

Back at The Parish in Austin I saw Tift Merritt perform new tracks from Another Country released February 26th. The last time I saw her was at Warehouse Live in Houston opening for Nickel Creek on their ‘Farewell For Now Tour.’