Jim Ward

Indie Groups Mourn Loss of Austin Music Figure

Austin’s indie rock circle and other groups are grieving over the loss of 29-year-old Esme Barrera, a much-loved figure in the Texas city’s music scene. The Waterloo Records employee, dedicated Girls Rock Austin volunteer, and special-needs teacher at Casis Elementary School was found murdered in her home on New Year’s Day. A suspect has yet… Read More

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5 Albums to Stream for Free This Week: Wu-Tang Clan, Fountains of Wayne

After a relatively quiet couple of weeks, all is good on the streaming front again. There’s plentiful worthy music to be had for free on the internet this week, and as ever, we’ve searched far and wide to bring you the best — or, OK, to be honest, we’ve headed over to Spinner, who seem to have a monopoly on the goodness this week. Anyway, read on after the jump to get a piece of the action — everything from a new Wu-Tang album to the Bronx dressed up in nudie suits. Oh yes! … Read More

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