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City Report on Music Office Revealed
The city’s investigation into the Austin Music Office reveals that former Music Program Coordinator Ashley Buchanan, wanting to be reimbursed for a trip she took with a vendor that was supposed to come at no cost to the city, allegedly filed a fraudulent invoice to pay her boyfriend $2,500 for sound engineering services that never took place.

4:05PM Fri. Feb. 17, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Review: Type/Caste
“Did you not know that God is a Nigerian drag queen?” Rotimi Agbabiaka said as he emerged from the curtains during his awe-inspiring single-actor play, Type/Caste. His bold solo performance moved a full-house audience to a well-deserved standing ovation Thursday night at the Vortex as part of the 2017 OUTsider Festival.

12:15PM Fri. Feb. 17, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Review: Type/Caste
 
Sandy Carson Was There
Nov. 5, 1987: Sandy Carson attends his first proper gig, Anthrax and Testament, at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Oct. 29, 2011: Same acts, but Austin – Emo’s. Carson’s there again, yet our mad metal mosher has now crossed the barricade as a professional photographer. Instead of being in the pit, he’s chronicling it.

11:30AM Fri. Feb. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW List 8
South by Southwest looms just 21 days away, so the lineup ticks toward completion, while big names remain reserved for a March reveal. Today’s confirmation, including Stones Throw mastermind Peanut Butter Wolf, pop charmers Royal Teeth, Aussie songbird Kasey Chambers, and local rockers White Denim, adds grist for the mill.

10:10AM Fri. Feb. 17, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

No Idea Festival Q&A
In a festival-heavy town, No Idea is a breed apart. Now 14, the free improvisation/experimental endeavor exists outside of music industry mechanics with values rooted in community. Founder Chris Cogburn, himself a percussion and electronics improviser, met up to talk about the driving forces behind the festival he’s curated since 2003.

9:00AM Thu. Feb. 16, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Hudson's on the Bend Shutters
Hudson’s on the Bend, the long-running Austin fine dining staple, closed today after a 31-year run. In March 2016, original owner and chef Jeffrey Blank sold the property to chef Billy Caruso and advanced sommelier Chris McFall, the pair behind the Prime Thyme Restaurant Group.

4:35PM Wed. Feb. 15, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

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Neil Fest Harvester Alison Mosshart
Frontwoman for the Kills, Alison Mosshart is an avid Neil Young fan. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre’s Neil Fest, she and a host of others including Norah Jones and Shakey Graves perform songs by the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Before then, she discussed Young, cars, and the festival benefiting the Refuge Foundation of the Arts.

4:00PM Wed. Feb. 15, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

Day Trips & Beyond: Ice Fishing, Door County, Wis.
In Wisconsin, fishing heats up when the bay freezes over.

8:45AM Wed. Feb. 15, Gerald E. McLeod Read More | Comment »

The Empire Strikes Back
National transgender activist Sandy Stone, one of Austin's most underrated and influential artists, will be accepting the OUTsider Legacy Award of 2017 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of her academic paper The Empire Strikes Back: The Posttransexual Manifesto.

8:30AM Wed. Feb. 15, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

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