Vic’s Picks

Looking For A Life

December 16, 2014 9:32 am

Tribute albums are a great vehicle to discover new artists you love. SypderPop’s upcoming Elvis Costello Tribute (early 2015), is a treasure trove of talent (50 songs!) and... Read More

Girls That Don’t Exist

December 9, 2014 8:37 am

Sometimes it’s perfect… That’s what I thought the first time I heard “Starry Eyes” by The Records. I bought the album and BOOM! – Power Pop masterpiece. My... Read More


December 2, 2014 10:23 am

Fans of live music know when a band has the IT factor… Lily Sparks has IT. I caught them recently in NYC at the International Pop Overthrow Festival... Read More

American Kix

November 25, 2014 9:00 am

It was April, 1986, and I had just moved to Fort Worth. My buddy Lannie and I hung out a lot and talked music all the time. One... Read More

Penny Pinching

November 18, 2014 7:43 pm

What is it about the ’65-’67 Mod era of British rock? I’ll never forget being galvanized by “I Can See For Miles” blasting out of a 5 inch... Read More

Sing It, Shout It

November 11, 2014 10:14 am

Remember colored vinyl? I was fortunate to live in Austin from ’73-’78 and I went to Inner Sanctum Records five days a week in blissful anticipation of scouring... Read More

Now Hear This

November 4, 2014 8:41 pm

In the 80’s, my favorite skinny tie band was The Plimsouls and I still pine their loss. Thankfully, however, here comes The Split Squad featuring Eddie Munoz, lead... Read More

Walk In The Rain

October 28, 2014 10:43 pm

1977. That was THE year… Formerly known as America’s Only British Rock Magazine, the coolest magazine in the world, Trouser Press, began surfing the New Wave and educating... Read More