Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked: Surviving FPSF 2017, Day One

It began with a screwup. On my part, mind you, nobody else’s. Before I get to that, though, there’re some things that need to be said about FPSF, aka The Festival Formerly Known As Free Press Summer Festival…

FPSF 2017 Rundown, Pt. 3: Kay Weathers + The Wheel Workers + Party Favor + Milky Chance + The Struts + The Shins + St. Paul & The Broken Bones + Miike Snow + Jon Bellion

And now, here we go with what’ll most likely be our last installment of the random previews thing we do every year for FPSF (aka Free Press Summer Festival, although these days it’s minus the “Free Press” part), which will be happening starting tomorrow…

One Month Out: FPSF 2017 Is On Its Way, So You Better Get Damn Ready

It’s that time in H-town’s musical year when it feels like the festivals just keep popping up left and right and left again, y’know what I mean? Hell, we’ve already had a couple slide by, namely Houston Whatever Fest and The Munchies Picnik

The Shins, Port of Morrow

Regardless of how you may feel about The Shins, odds are good that you at least know who they are. They’re one of those bands that I feel became popular because of Zach Braff, who really is somebody that I wouldn’t go to for music advice…

Broken Bells, Broken Bells

Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) has no fear of overexposure. Whether it’s producing a Damon Albarn vehicle or linking up with rock icons Beck and Sparklehorse, it really feels like Danger Mouse has his hand in everything. This time around, mutual respect has brought Burton and The Shins’ frontman James Mercer…

The Shins, Wincing the Night Away

When you get albums for review from labels, they generally come accompanied by a press release that is meant to color your perception of the album they have just sent you. The press is supposed to give you pointers on what you are to be thinking…


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