Laneway—Auckland, New Zealand 2017

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Laneway—Auckland, New Zealand 2017

"If you arrived just in time for Julia Jacklin’s early afternoon set, it was a perfect holiday Monday walk-in-lay-down. That's not to say there wasn't stand-up-energy moments throughout her opium western lullabies. The balanced quality of her singer-songwriting and accompaniment of polished musicians is worthy of Nashville recording studio time..."

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A Conversation With Tinnarose

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A Conversation With Tinnarose

“My Pleasure” feels like straight Dolly Parton and it is immediately followed by the symphonic Queen-esque opening of “Cherry Blossom Time.” Yet if you check them out live, they can rock a stripped-down four person show on any size stage. A frightening amount of ground is covered, but Tinnarose are just as interested in the art of a complete album as any ambitious musicians.

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Our Journey Inside Sound on Sound Festival

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Our Journey Inside Sound on Sound Festival

"In the spirit of the renaissance I decided to bring some themed tarot cards and try to engage the artists in the backstage throne room off of the media area. I didn’t have any interviews set up and I defeated the confusing maze to find my way to the artists’ lounge. I definitely wasn’t supposed to be there."

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Show Review: Kikagaku Moyo at Hotel Vegas

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Show Review: Kikagaku Moyo at Hotel Vegas

"Kikagaku Moyo takes me to a mythical elven bastion, particularly during the song “Kogarashi.” The dusty themes familiar to Austin psych rock are replaced by old British Isles folk tunes. I am moved towards an ambient instrumental Fairport ConventionRyu Kurosawa’s sitar rounds the diverse circle."

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Ovrld on the Road: Desert Daze

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Ovrld on the Road: Desert Daze

Sometimes Ovrld staff venture beyond the 512 and take Ovrld on the Road. This month, new recruit Zev Powell checked out Desert Daze, a festival out in Joshua Tree that has a similar aesthetic and philosophical approach to Austin's own Levitation Fest. Find out whether Zev thinks it's a worthwhile peer to the former Psych Fest.

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