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The Archives: May

archives, the spec, the spec archives, interviews, music, journalism, music blog, band interviews, band featuresOnce a month, The Spec editors will compile a list of articles published on The Spec in years past. The Archives is an opportunity for SPECtators, both old and new, to explore content that may have gone under the radar.


Jesse Kivel Kisses and Tells,” originally published on May 17, 2013

I had been following Kisses for a while and so I was really excited when we had the opportunity to interview the band. I attended the show that was promoted in this interview and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a new band to fall in love with, try out Kisses’ electro pop.

Chronicles of a Fan Girl: The Ghost, The Alchemist, Jeff Mangum,” originally published on May 29, 2013

So many are fans of Jeff Mangum and even Neutral Milk Hotel, yet I imagine they can’t articulate their love for the man and the music as well as Ms. Chrishel. It’s always fascinating to hear people’s stories of how they discovered a now-favorite artist or memorable moments from seeing the artist live.

Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Blue Angel Lounge,” originally published on May 2, 2012

What a show.


Ticket Giveaway, Interview with The Technicolors,” originally published on May 22, 2013

Any time we’re able to pair a band interview with a ticket giveaway for readers, it’s a good thing. It’s made even better when we can promote a great, local act in the process.

Review: Austin Psych Fest, Day 3,” originally published on May 2, 2013

The third and final day of Austin Psych Fest 2013 featured iconic acts like Roky Erickson from 13th Floor Elevators and Billy Gibbons from The Moving Sidewalks. Our review features some of my favorite photography from the festival.

I Will Never See all of the Beastie Boys Live,” originally published on May 9, 2012

A personal narrative, by a guest writer, on the death of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch.

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