Stone Temple Pilots dropped into the Austin Music Hall during South by Southwest Thursday night to kick off their first U.S. tour behind the May 25 release of their self-titled reunion release. The Los Angeles alt-rockers debuted new tracks, rocked the hits -- and even brought a special surprise: Doors guitarist Robby Krieger!
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »