SXSW: Mandi’s Recap

Every year SXSW rolls around I say, “I’m not going to do anything for SXSW this year. I’m getting too old for this!” Then I hear about who is coming to Austin and I get excited and I cave. EVERY. TIME. I guess that’s just the music lover in me because it surely isn’t...

Now Playing: Local Natives

Languid and dreamy, Hummingbird by Local Natives, produced by Aaron Dressner, is an album worth a second listen. Intimate and reflective, there’s almost a complete nakedness in its very composition. I believe comparing Hummingbird to their debut effort in 2009...

SXSW: Ashley’s Recommendations

It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about the exciting and all-encompassing South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival! Here are some showcasing bands that I would highly recommend checking out – whether you’re going to the festival...

The Goods: NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

One of my favorite things is NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. They bring in amazing bands and squeeze them into the All Songs Considered corner of NPR Music’s office. That makes for an interesting backdrop and a few awkward, intimate moments. The cool thing is...