Austin Mackin

Articles by Austin Mackin

Run the Jewels put a beat on Porter's Pub

El-P and Killer Mike make for a weaponized rap attack

“This place is ratchet as f##k!" exclaimed a damp El-P to the Porter's Pub crowd, summoning cheers from the dank pit of restless angst. The recently formed duo Run the Jewels, an amalgam of former ...

Mogwai's Rave Tapes

What happens when a notable ’90s post-rock band gets in a head-on collision with a pile of synthesizers, you ask? The album Rave Tapes, by Scottish mainstays Mogwai. The first release by the group since ...

Thundercat's Apocalypse

Steven Brunner, aka Thundercat, was never one to be nailed to a single genre. Working alongside the likes of Eryka Badu and Suicidal Tendencies in the past, Brunner has melodically displayed dexterity both audibly and ...

Mogwai's Controlled Burn at Belly Up

Scottish post-rock five-piece Mogwai took the ethereal sonics of this year’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will to the Belly Up in Solana Beach. The crowd varied from gray and weathered to young and ...

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