POSTPONED TO 4/27 - Fresh From The Underground x Brain Burner (KOOP DEBUT)

POSTPONED TO 4/27 – Fresh From The Underground x Brain Burner (KOOP DEBUT)

  POSTPONED TO 04.27.14 Very excited to announce that I’ve been invited to join the KOOP Radio program Fresh From The Underground as one of its rotating hosts, beginning Sunday, April 13th! Will be playing the same old Brain Burner Radio junk, just at a new station with a sick new timeslot. Hit me with some...
PHOTOS: SXSW 2014

PHOTOS: SXSW 2014

Sup yall?? Long time no see. Been a bit absent lately as most of my free time has been dedicated to completing training over at our new home, KOOP radio, but the good news is that I’m almost done and Brain Burner will be returning to airwaves in the very...
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Power Trip, Back To Back, Impalers, Glue, + Institute - 02.28.14

Power Trip, Back To Back, Impalers, Glue, + Institute – 02.28.14

Power Trip, Back To Back (7″ release), Impalers, Glue, + Institute The ND – Austin, TX 02.28.14 by Breanna Kay I was up late last night reorganizing my hard drive and came across several shows worth of unposted photos. For some reason at the time I was editing them I convinced myself that they were...
Skaters - 02.24.14 (NYC)

Skaters – 02.24.14 (NYC)

Skaters Bowery Ballroom – NYC 02.24.14 by Cecilia Majzoub Just minutes before Skaters took stage, Bowery Ballroom was buzzing. The show was a release for their first full length album entitled Manhattan, and everyone was impatiently waiting some new tunes. The boys humorously took stage to the Ghostbusters theme song; what else would you expect...
Waxahatchee + Superchunk - 02.06.14

Waxahatchee + Superchunk – 02.06.14

Waxahatchee + Superchunk End of an Ear + The Mohawk – Austin, TX 02.06.14 Photos by Breanna Kay Words by David Sackllah Thursday night, Austin had the pleasure of getting to see two sets by Waxahatchee. The first was an emotionally devastating (at least for some) acoustic set at End of An Ear, where she went...
Drowners - 01.31.14 (NYC)

Drowners – 01.31.14 (NYC)

Drowners Bowery Ballroom 01.31.14 by Cecilia Majzoub So much excitement built up Drowners show last week at Bowery Ballroom. Not only is Drowners a local NYC band, but their recent growth in popularity lead the show to completely sell out, and it was also their first record release party. The band played their single from...
Yuck, Sour Notes, & Hola Beach - 02.05.14

Yuck, Sour Notes, & Hola Beach – 02.05.14

Yuck, The Sour Notes, Hola Beach Red 7 – Austin, Texas 02.05.14 Photos by: Breanna Kay    
Fucked Up, Back To Back, Glue, & Bastard Cult - 01.26.14

Fucked Up, Back To Back, Glue, & Bastard Cult – 01.26.14

Fucked Up, Back To Back, Glue, & Bastard Cult Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX 01.26.14 Photos by Breanna Kay Incase ya missed out, here’s a bunch of videos from everyone’s sets: Bastard Cult Glue Back To Back Fucked Up & make sure to catch Back To Back and Glue in Austin February 28th for Back To...
PLAYLIST: Brain Burner Radio - 01.28.14

PLAYLIST: Brain Burner Radio – 01.28.14

         TRACK NAME ARTIST RELEASE Exterminate Me Warthog Exterminate Me 7″ Intro / Narcissist Back To Back Narcissist 7″ Committed Low Charge s/t Driver Perfect Pussy Say Yes To Love Kollektiivinen Paniikki Sokea Piste Oire Dead Sea Institute Demo Empty Space Slugz Empty Space EP My Hands Ghetto Ghouls LAFM Comp. #1:...
Interview: Swearin'

Interview: Swearin’

Catchin’ up with Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride of Swearin’, before their gig at The Mohawk in Austin, TX – 12.10.13 Interview by @brekaytx and @dsackllah Keep up with Swearin’ on Facebook + Tumblr
Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, & Windhand - 12/17

Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, & Windhand – 12/17

Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, & Windhand Red 7 – Austin, TX 12.17.13 Photos by Breanna Kay After getting kicked in the head multiple times by front-tucking stage divers and having the lens knocked clean off my camera straight to the ground during Power Trip’s Fallcore set in Houston last week, I was naturally...
Perfect Pussy, Feral Future, & Ghetto Ghouls - 12/15

Perfect Pussy, Feral Future, & Ghetto Ghouls – 12/15

Perfect Pussy, Feral Future, & Ghetto Ghouls The Mohawk – Austin, TX 12.15.13 Sunday night we finally got a chance to see the much talked about upstate New York noise-punk group known as Perfect Pussy for a short but very sweet set on The Mohawk’s inside stage, accompanied by local acts Feral Future and Ghetto...
Beyond Inversion

Beyond Inversion

Beyond Inversion (compilation) Accidental Guest Recordings – Nov. 2013 Review by David Sackllah In the past year or so, there has been a wave of great punk and indie rock bands coming out of the Northeast indebted to the ’90s who have been repurposing those sounds for a new generation. A big part of what...
Show Picks of the Week: 12/16 - 12/22

Show Picks of the Week: 12/16 – 12/22

So, if you haven’t guessed already, the whole “monthly calendar” thing just ain’t gonna work out. I had a lot of fun making them but unfortunately a lot of good shows don’t get announced a month+ in advance, rendering the calendar useless by the middle of the month. Also they were really fucking time consuming...
Potty Mouth - Hell Bent

Potty Mouth – Hell Bent

Potty Mouth Hell Bent Old Flame – September 2013 Review by: David Glickman There’s this scream that occurs fairly early during Potty Mouth’s Hell Bent. It’s on the third song, the absolutely excellent “Black and Studs”. After three minutes of perfectly crafted punk-pop, the song starts to build-up, climaxing into this scream of frustration and...
Coke Bust - Confined

Coke Bust – Confined

Coke Bust Confined Grave Mistake Records - Oct. 2013 Review by: David Sackllah Sometimes, music is best appreciated from an almost scholarly distance, one where you step back and analyze the piece as an art form. Other times, you just want to jump in the middle of a pit and have the songs viciously pummel you....
What Not To Miss: FFF Fest Edition

What Not To Miss: FFF Fest Edition

Hey everyone! My apologies for the lack of updates around here recently; I’ve been a bit busy moving into my new place in Austin, but I’m all settled in now and with perfect timing too cause it’s time for FUN FUN FUN FEST, YALL! With such a killer lineup and a great list of Nites...
Surfer Blood & Team Spirit - 10/27

Surfer Blood & Team Spirit – 10/27

Surfer Blood & Team Spirit Red 7 – Austin, TX 10/27/13 by Andrew Dominguez Sorry about the obnoxious delay on getting this post out – as if things aren’t hectic enough right now already as I’m getting ready to move this weekend (yes, again), my computer decided to turn into brick this morning!!! Yayy!!!!! Anyways....
Treasure Island Music Festival

Treasure Island Music Festival

Treasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, CA October 19-20, 2013 by Cecilia Majzoub (ceciliamajzoub.com) Not only does October hold one of the best holidays ever, but it also means that Treasure Island Music Festival has finally arrived. It is one of the best places to sit back, relax and enjoy some music, but it’s also...
Glue on KVRX

Glue on KVRX

As some of you might be aware, Brain Burner originally got it’s start as a companion to my radio show, Brain Burner Radio, on the wonderful 91.7FM KVRX Austin, the student-run radio station for the University of Texas. During my stint at KVRX I also hosted Local Live, the long running collaboration between KVRX and...