Interview: Mystery Skulls

Mystery Skulls

Austin – Seeing Mystery Skulls name in the SXSW music guide was liking seeing a high school classmate on the news. His name was familiar from the time we overlapped in Dallas—me going to college, him working on a nascent music career—but he was always one of those artists you tell people you’ll “check out

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Mystery Skulls Comes Home To Stubb’s

Mystery Skulls by Sarah McColgan

Austin – Officially, Mystery Skulls is a product of Los Angeles. It’s where he calls home, and it’s where his career has taken off. But he was proud to tout his Texas upbringing to a packed house at Stubb’s last Friday night. Unsurprisingly, he was well received: we love a hometown hero. In fact Mystery

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Wishyunu Perform New ‘Photoplay’ Release


Portland – Mississippi Studios hosted synth pop duo Wishyunu on Sunday night, which doubled as a release show for their just-dropped (and self-issued) 7’’ Photoplay. Wishyunu’s sound is an experience, one which is almost unexpected. The duo utilizes lead singer Bei Yan’s delicate vocals, guitar and synth machine, and drummer Tony Bertaccini to create their

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Future Brown Dazzles On Debut

Future Brown

New York – Future Brown is a production collective that was formed, Voltron-like, by dance music duo Nguzunguzu’s Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda, artist and musician Fatima al Qadiri, and Lit City Trax label owner and promoter J-Cush. Their self-titled debut album is a melting pot of dance music, taking sounds and beats from drum-fueled,

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Getting To Know More About Mess Me

Mess Me

Berlin – Up-and-coming artist Mess Me is currently burning up dance floors throughout Europe with his track “Keep On Coming” (and its worthy B-side complement “Selector”), and as soon as one hears his dark EDM, it is clear that Mik Santoro, owner of Ampispazi Recordings, has met a kindred musical spirit that is a perfect

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Yip Deceiver at Austin’s Mohawk

Yip Deceiver live

Austin - Yip Deceiver doesn’t have much star power…yet. Even piggybacking off their status as Of Montreal alumni.  Last year’s debut record Medallius was no instant breakout, good as it was. So, maybe those in attendance at their set at the Mohawk one night last week will be able to look back as that time they

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5 New Bands At Treasure Island Music Festival

Mø live by Sarah Hess

San Francisco – Treasure Island Music Festival has been a staple of the bay area ever since its inaugural event, held in 2007.  Since then the festival has seen headliners such as Beck, Belle and Sebastian, Modest Mouse, and LCD Soundsystem.  This year they’ve tapped Outkast and Massive Attack as headliners, and while they both

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