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“I’ll Take Rain” by SHIROCK

I have to give another shout out to SHIROCK. From my hometown of Novi, Michigan, Chuck Shiock, now calling Nashville his home, fronts this young group. They have all the necessary online networking publicity in place and, from what I can tell, they seem to have made it. Good job guys– and […]

“Dream City” by Free Energy

This is my 200th post everyone! This calls for something special. So, let me introduce you to Free Energy. Awww, these guys are just babies…only 203 myspace friends! They have, however, gotten the attention of The FADER and RCRD_lbl. The New Yorkers have also been featured in The Village Voice […]

“Teen Lovers” by The Virgins

I’m going to Rutyard’s tomorrow night to see The Virgins and Anya Marina. Both I have already seen. The Virgins I saw in March of 2008 at SXSW before their debut album came out last June. So, it’s been a while and I’m glad they’re coming to my neck of the woods. […]

“Taller Children” by Elizabeth and the Catapult

I got a myspace “friends” invitation from this indie New York trio. I listened, I liked, and I accepted their friend request. They will be swinging through Austin and Dallas on their tour supporting Greg Laswell in June.

This song basically says that we’re not getting older and wiser, “in the end […]

“Panic Switch” by Silversun Pickups

I am finally going to offer you a little Silversun Pickup. I am beginning to warm up to these LA rockers. Everybody raved at SXSW but I just wasn’t onboard yet. The sophomore release, Swoon, dropped April 15, 2009. While listening to the single “Panic Switch,” I did find myself bobbing […]

“Quiet Little Voices” by We Were Promised Jetpacks

Click here to listen to “Quiet Little Voices” by We Were Promised Jetpacks. And I’m not just regurgitating NPR opinions when I say, isn’t this a great name for a band?

Wednesday at Walter’s on Washington

Pegstar Concerts entertained a subdued crowd last night hosting Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Other Lives, and Tody Castillo at Walter’s on Washington.

Castillo’s easy rock tempo contained individual instrumental solos and an occasional breakdown. Those who enjoy the calming sound of an alto male would appreciate his effortless mid to high range inflections. […]

Other Lives

Other Lives were AMAZING last night. That’s it. Short and simple. A concert review to come. Visit their MySpace and download the two songs below for free!

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“Black Tables” by Other Lives

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“Paper Cities” by Other Lives

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

I will be seeing Elvis Perkins in Dearland tonight at Walter’s on Washington.  I left his set in Austin at SXSW, as I was on to bigger and better things and they were having sound issues.  I felt a little dissappointed afterwards so now I have a second chance.  Here’s “While You Were Sleeping” from […]

Friday at Fitz

I guess I owe Carmen for the wonderful display of talent compiled last night in her honor. As an acquaintance to one of the contributing bands, Fitzgerald’s hosted a birthday bash for her. Adam Rodgers, a native Houstonian who currently resides in Austin, kicked things off right on schedule, my compliments to the venue. Adam […]