The all-powerful Reigning Sound roared out of Memphis with the realest soulful rock ‘n’ roll since the Flamin Groovies, the Real Kids and Esquerita all ruled the earth together. They visit California far too seldom, so don’t miss these shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend! (With the Strange Boys opening!? How will we ever go back to normal?) Win tickets here, and then read this interview by Chris Ziegler.
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January 23rd, 2012 · No Comments
September 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments
It was only at a rock festival tent in 2011 that I realized that ALL comedy is now the Henny Youngman one-liner. Steven Wright by way of Mitch Hedberg has won the battle: turgid break-up stories and making fun of pop stars are out; surreal two-sentence twists are all the rage. No back-stories, no set-ups, no preaching about how both political parties are in collusion to keep us down—the only set-up we needed was just maybe a persona to keep the quirkiness going.
March 20th, 2011 · No Comments
THE STRANGE BOYS, FRESH & ONLYS, AND NATURAL CHILD ON TUESDAY MAR. 22ND AT THE ECHO, 1822 WEST SUNSET BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES. 8:00PM/ $10/ ALL AGES.
SXSW DAY 2: LESLIE STEVENS, ROKY ERICKSON, PEELANDER-Z, THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, THE STROKES, THE STRANGE BOYS
March 19th, 2011 · 3 Comments
When you’re rushing around trying to absorb as many little shows as you can just to be able to say “Yeah, I saw blah dee blah,” you usually end up with the taste of sour beer in your mouth, maybe a few new seven-inches, and emptiness. Your fingers get blistered from texting, and you have [...]
April 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments
Did I miss the memo that said Darker My Love would show THE WAY? I don’t remember their music being as fucking fantastic as White Fence, Tim Presley’s solo project that slides like a multi-colored slug through your brain, then raids the cabinet for scones and a bit of tea. The White Fence Album is the best vinyl I’ve ever received in the L.A. RECORD crate!
January 9th, 2010 · No Comments
TOUR DATES: THE STRANGE BOYS Friday Feb 19th Austin @ Emo’s *# Sun Feb 21 Marfa TX @ Padre’s * Tues Feb 23 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space * Wed Feb 24 Isla Vista, CA @ Biko Garage * Thurs Feb 25 San Diego, CA @ Casbah * Fri Feb 26 Los Angeles, CA @ [...]
September 9th, 2009 · No Comments
Read: THE STRANGE BOYS: AAAAAAGH, LOOK OVER THERE, AAAAAH!
June 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Texas made them strange and Beerland made them men and now Austin’s Strange Boys are one of the realest rock ‘n’ roll bands currently prowling the American interstate system. They play tonight at the Smell and tomorrow at the Echo and will eradicate years of listless go-nowhere-ism with only 25 minutes and access to electricity. This interview by Dan Collins.
April 9th, 2009 · No Comments
Download: The Strange Boys “To Turn a Tune or Two” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (from The Strange Boys and Girls Club on In The Red Records) Read our interview with The Strange Boys here. The Strange Boys tour dates 04.02.09 – Dallas, TX (Doublewide) 04.03.09 – Memphis, TN (Murphy’s) 04.04.09 – Oxford, [...]
April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments
Download: The Strange Boys “To Turn a Tune or Two” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (from The Strange Boys and Girls Club on In The Red Records) Read our interview with The Strange Boys here.