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SXSW Unloads Headliners
Combing through South by Southwest’s last eight band lists totaling some 1,593 artists, we’ve asked ourselves, “Where’s the beef?” There were ample up-and-comers, international intrigue, and local luminaries, but few – if any – headliners. Until now.

10:00AM Fri. Feb. 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Strange Days Await Ian Moore
“Nobody told me about the coming of the strange days,” Ian Moore sings over strutting, beat-heavy, psychedelic soul on his forthcoming single produced by Brownout’s Adrian Quesada and Bay Area hip-hop producer Jim Greer.

1:25PM Mon. Feb. 20, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

City Report on Music Division Revealed
The city’s investigation into the Austin Music & Entertainment Division reveals that former 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 »

City Report on Music Division Revealed
 
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 »

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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 »

Don Pitts Calls It Quits
Don Pitts has vacated his post as program manager of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division, an office operating under his leadership since launching in 2010. He notified his supervisor this morning with a letter of resignation – effective immediately.

9:25AM Tue. Feb. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

...&More... Premieres Growth Through Acceptance
Austin-based MCs Scuare and No1Important, two verbally agile all-stars of the community cypher Austin Mic Exchange, have again joined forces under the mystifying moniker ...&More... for new, bleakly-titled album Existence is Futile.

11:45AM Mon. Feb. 13, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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