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Kristen Kurtis

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The ability to see 130 bands in one place over a three day period is fun! It can also be exhausting. Here are my tips for staying comfortable and energetic throughout the 2014 festivities. 1) The Secret to Choosing the Cleanest Toilet at a Music Festival 2) The Right Shoes...
Three-day passes to the Austin City Limits Music Festival are sold out ... unless you're a student! This Saturday, Sept 27th, a limited number of discounted passes for BOTH weekends of ACL will be made available to those with valid high school or college ID's. To score these $...
I try - REALLY try - very hard not to tell you about Gwen Stefani as often as she pops into my head (which is probably about as often as you've heard men think about certain subjects), but this was just too cute not to share. Last night Jimmy Fallon invited her and Blake Shelton...
Sometimes, interviewing bands feels like pulling teeth. It's understandable. They've been asked the same questions over and over and now they are over it . But it seems being asked random questions by cute kids is disarming! How can you not smile at an 11-year-old calmly asking...
IT'S A FOLK PARADISE, Y'ALL! A week after Damien Rice announced his highly anticipated 3rd album, another of my favorite British singer/songwriters announced his sophomore album today. Ben Howard will be releasing the self-produced I Forget Where We Were on Oct 21st. In addition...
UPDATE: The worldwide release date for My Favorite Faded Fantasy (produced by Rick Rubin!) has been confirmed for November 11th. A teaser of the title track has been released as well, and is embedded at the bottom of this blog entry. There is now also an available pre-order for...
While you wait for an album the soulful songstress herself hinted will be out by the end of 2014 ... Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x pic.twitter.com/HEmY14El5s — Adele (@OfficialAdele) May 4, 2014 ... hold yourself over with two songs that finally surfaced over...
James Mercer (also of The Shins fame) and Danger Mouse (of, well, producing-many-other-people's-albums fame) have loaded up a jukebox with over 100 of their favorite records, customized the paneling based on their current album After the Disco , and are putting it up for grabs...
School might be back in session today, but there are still technically four weeks of summer left! And let's face it, we're not saying goodbye to 100* temps any time soon ... so here is your weapon to throw Austin into the biggest water balloon fight EVER. Here's the original...