Flor de Toloache – Stubb’s Austin, TX 6/30/2019

Millennial: When we first saw Flor de Toloache at ACL Fest last year, I was starstruck. They were absolutely amazing! I had not seen a mariachi band live since high school, never mind an all female one. It was my favorite discovery last year, not just at ACL, but for the whole year. So I was super excited to find out that they would be … Continue reading Flor de Toloache – Stubb’s Austin, TX 6/30/2019

How Am I Not Myself? – French Vanilla

Mom: I have a feeling I might like How Am I Not Myself? more than you just from a nostalgia perspective. French Vanilla, an LA-based art-punk band, reminds me so much of bands of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, especially X-Ray Spex and The B-52s. The X-Ray Spex similarity, in particular, sets French Vanilla apart from most of the new music I’ve listened to … Continue reading How Am I Not Myself? – French Vanilla

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Stubb’s Austin, TX 5/10/19

Millennial: I have been wanting to see St. Paul and the Broken Bones since their song “Call Me” first came out in 2014. I kept on missing them whenever they came to Austin, but I finally was able to see them after all these years, and they did not disappoint! Every member of the huge eight-piece band performed amazingly well and kept up their hyped … Continue reading St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Stubb’s Austin, TX 5/10/19

Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

Mom warning: Some content in the embedded audio and video files includes references to sexual activity. Millennial: So, despite Lizzo’s recent posts about music reviewers, we are in no way professionals, so let’s do this! I absolutely adored all of Cuz I Love You. The pure self-positivity and love that flowed through was an experience that I don’t often have with music. I first got … Continue reading Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

This Land – Gary Clark Jr.

Mom: I’m excited to be blogging again, and especially to be reviewing an album by local guitar hero, Gary Clark, Jr. His new album, This Land, is a bit of a departure from his previous albums, which were primarily blues-based.  I knew Clark was versatile, because he’s collaborated with artists as diverse as Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, and Foo Fighters. He proves it on his … Continue reading This Land – Gary Clark Jr.

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review

Mom and the Millennial are doing something a little different this week. We’re reviewing a movie. But it’s a movie about music, namely “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Instead of our usual “What We’re Listening To” section, we’ll each be writing about our favorite Queen song.  Spoiler Warning! Millennial: Having never seen a biopic, I was super excited to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” especially since my boy, Rami Malek, … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review

Shake the Spirit – Elle King

Mom: I’m glad we have the chance to review an Elle King album, since you’re the person who first made me aware of this singer we both enjoy. I’m also happy to say I thoroughly enjoyed King’s second album, Shake the Spirit. Although the songs on this album came from a rough period in the singer’s life (a quickie marriage to a man she’d known … Continue reading Shake the Spirit – Elle King

ACL Fest 2018 Wrap-Up

Mom: Our ACL experience for 2018 is complete, and after a few days to recover, I have some thoughts on the event.  The changes made last year, like adding more overall area to the festival, especially more space for relaxing in the shade, and upgrading the port-a-potties, make for a much more enjoyable weekend. It seems C3, the event’s producers, took some of the flak … Continue reading ACL Fest 2018 Wrap-Up