It's been a banner year for Australian singer/song-writer, Gotye. With the ubiquitous smash single, "Somebody That I Used To Know", Wouter "Wally" De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, has spent most of 2012 in North America. B-Sides got a few minutes to chat Gotye while out in Texas prior to his appearance at Austin City Limits. Read on to find out how he feels about the current tour, his thoughts on song-writing, and more! 2403

ALBUM REVIEW: Muse- The 2nd Law

The English band Muse took the world by storm when they released their first top ten album Absolution almost 10 years ago in 2003. Since then their albums Black Holes and Revelations and Resistance have seen international success and have been passionately sung along to at music festivals all across the world. The 2nd Law marks Muse's first studio album since 2009 and sports 13 tracks beginning with the techno-y and belting vocals of "Supremacy." Each Muse album has given us catchy drum beats and sing along songs, beautifully intertwined with brilliant songwriting and lyrics. On their last album, "Resistance" and

LIVE REVIEW: Neon Trees in Austin, TX

 Neon Trees lit up the stage at La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX. The venue was filled to capacity as Neon Trees had sold out the show. The line to get in before doors opened wrapped around the venue, as 1,200 fans camped out for the best spots in the Texas summer heat. The doors opened up and the crowd filed in. The lights went down as JJams and Penguin Prison opened up the show. A combination of slow rock and 80's beats got the crowd ready for the headlining performance by Utah native's Neon Trees.   Most people are familiar with Neon

LIVE REVIEW: Coldplay in Dallas, TX

 The lights go down and the crowd goes wild. B-Sides caught up to Coldplay in Dallas, TX last Saturday at the American Airlines Center. From the moment the stage is done being setup, it is apparent to the entire audience (all 18,000 or so) that this isn't just a concert. It is a celebration of music. Now after having played two nights in a row on most of their tour stops, you might expect a lack of energy from the second night. Not even a little bit. Chris Martin was as energetic as any front man could be, making the stage

LIVE REVIEW: Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat in Austin, TX

Tuesday night at The Backyard in Austin, TX brought together some truly talented artists for a great show, and B-Sides was there! Colbie Callait came onstage after Andy Grammer warmed up the crowd on the warm Texas afternoon. Speaking to the crowd about the perils of love, and sharing heart felt advice with all the women in the audience, Colbie Callait managed a cute, and warm beginning to a nice evening. Playing songs from her latest album "All of You" and her latest single "Favorite Song,"  along with hits like "Bubbly" and "Brighter than the Sun."   After a great set by Colbie,

LIVE REVIEW: Snoop Dogg in Austin, TX

2 months after announcing his new album "Reincarnated" which will also feature a documentary, Snoop Dogg hits the stage at Austin's historic Stubbs BBQ, and B-Sides was there.  Drawing a crowd of all ages and from all walks of life, the sold out show this past Friday night was ripe with anticipation. After a truly crowd rousing opening by Phranchyze, people were ready for Snoop. The subwoofers were cranked to 11, and the crowd began to cheer. Snoop appeared on stage in a rasta-colored beanie, sporting equally rasta-themed glasses, and his iconic, enormous, Snoop Dogg "ring." 1051