future islands

This Week's Soundtrack highlights new music from Future Islands and Liars, upcoming shows from Waxahatchee and Curren$y, and a Huey Smith biography.

Debbie Davis photo

Today, my story on singer Debbie Davis and her new album, Linger 'Til Dawn

Photo of American Aquarium

After planning on calling it quits with its latest record, the alt-country band finds new motivation.

The Mowgli's photo

When The Mowgli's played the Austin City Limits Festival last year,

Photo of Waxahatchee

The Spilt Milk crew pick our favorites for the week, including Stones Fest, Deltron 3030, Outer Spaces, Waxahatchee, Hogs for the Cause, comedy, Wrestlemania, and comic-book drama.

Pink Martini photo

When Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini was asked if The Von Trapps could sing with his group d

Pink Martini photo

Pink Martini has remained true to its lounge revival origins, but where other groups honed in

Ellie Goulding photo by Patrick Ainsworth

Buku made its reputation first as an EDM festival, but starting last year it broadened its

Pusha T photo by Patrick Ainsworth

My Buku 2014 started well with the house-meets-

the hold steady

This Week's Soundtrack looks forward to upcoming shows from the Hold Steady, Kevin Gates and Deltron 3030.

Photo of Illmatic XX

Tonight, Nas performs Illmatic in its entirety at the B

Johnny Clegg photo

"In my head, I was never speaking to a particular audience; I was speaking to a set of ideas, which I still speak to.”

My Spilt Milk highlights the week's favorites, including Buku Music + Art Project, the Iguanas CD-release party, Flogging Molly, Sex Party, Kevin Gates, Elton John and the Tennessee Williams Festival.

Juarez cover

I can’t remember when The Iguanas sounded as free as they do on their new album,

Ellie Goulding photo

There's a lot to see this weekend at Buku, and Brian Sibille and I will be there covering t

Flaming Lips photo

[Updated] The Flaming Lips have become a festival institution, so much so

The Fleshtones photo

In 2007, writer Joe Bonomo wrote Sweat: The

Casket Girls photo

The otherworldly music created by The Casket Girls matches their personality perfectly; it

Zion Harmonizers album art

One of my best experiences as moderator for The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “

Baauer photo

The Buku Music and Art Project comes to Mardi Gras World March 22 and 23, and it has finall

Photo of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The Spilt Milk team picks our favorites for the week, including Mic Check with Nappy Roots, Typhoon, the Pizza Underground, Miley Cyrus, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Broken Bells photo by Patrick Ainsworth

[Updated] Near the end of Broken Bells’ show at the Civic Theatre Wednesd

Courtney Barnett photo

Our favorite things this week include "Avant Gardener," Mac Demarco, 30 years of Dylan, and Maggie Koerner.

Hari Kondabolu cover

[Updated] On Tuesday, comedian Hari Kondabolu released his first

Cody ChesnuTT photo

There’s nothing “neo” about Cody ChesnuTT’s soul.

Lil' Boosie photo

Today Baton Rouge-based rapper Lil' Boosie held a post-prison press conference

Angel Olsen

This Week's Soundtrack looks forward to shows this week from Angel Olsen and Broken Bells as well as some upcoming can't-miss concerts.

Ex Hex

Mary Timony has been in a lot of bands, but never one like Ex Hex.

Photo of Broken Bells

My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including Willie Nelson & Family, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Weekend, Broken Bells, DMX and comedian Jim Jefferies.

Chromeo photo

Every day we get links to new videos and clips on Soundcloud, many of which don't merit stories on their own but they deserve to be shared, either

King James photo

[Updated] Jimmy Horn loves vinyl. “I’m a voracious eater of music,” he says. “I don’t collect it; I devour it.

stephen malkmus

Carnival is underway, and This Week's Soundtrack highlights some of the many Mardi Gras shows happening this week.