ZACHGEIST // DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS

ZACHGEIST // DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS

Since SXSW was in full effect this week, I decided to sand off some of my Texas/Austin musical pearls. BIG EARS // TEXAN TIME CAPSULE Illustrious (adj.) » well known, respected and admired for past achievements. Although I’ve never meet or had a friend named Austin, been to the bohemian-lush acropolis of Austin, or even(…)

ALLEN STONE & HIS OLD SOUL

ALLEN STONE & HIS OLD SOUL

When I see a grown man with curly shoulder-length hair I typically think one of three things: 1) He’s a gentle hippie and likely makes a living by working with wood. -OR- 2) He’s famous. Maybe he plays soccer… -OR- 3) He’s nailing it, but what’s he hiding? What would he look like without those(…)

RETROSPECT // THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN

RETROSPECT // THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN

If you were wise and lucky then you attended Thursday night’s Thao and the Get Down Stay Down‘s sold out Neumos performance. The showroom was packed to the gills with a generally homogenous audience sporting striped or plaid shirts and a smattering of thick-rimmed glasses. Many PBRs were had. The energy was palpable and the(…)

ZACHGEIST // MONO Y MONO

ZACHGEIST // MONO Y MONO

BIG EARS // MONO Y MONO Tête-à-tête (n.) » a private conversation between two people. Calling this week a sonic-shit-storm would seem apropos given my legato of live shows. It’s always good to have a colorful cornucopia of cured beats, starchy energy, and tender meet and greets. I was really hoping to catch The Fox(…)

ZACHGEIST // VISCERAL DELIGHT

ZACHGEIST // VISCERAL DELIGHT

BIG EARS // GANGSTER INDIE BANDS Paper Tiger (exp.) » something that seems dangerous but is actually harmless.  Before I get too carried away with giddy rambling, let me cut straight to the chase because I’ve got a lot of tune-related potpourri to waft into the cyber air for you to sniff. First things first,(…)

ZACHGEIST // THAO’S HOUSE OF CARDS

ZACHGEIST // THAO’S HOUSE OF CARDS

Between playing in bands, going on tours, and more recently writing album/concert reviews, and interning at Neumos, it’s safe to say I’ve been pretty musically active since I was in high school. Moreover, my spectrum of other interests ranges from the name Arturo (both the first name of the designer of The Ramones’ famous logo(…)