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Bryan Ferry Enslaves the Moody
When one of the gods hasn’t played Austin in practical memory recall, their powering up at a beloved venue such as ACL Live at the Moody Theater is pyrotechnic. Boom! Bryan Ferry inside the crown jewel of local concert halls on Wednesday night left everyone flush and not a single soul singed.

10:25AM Thu. Mar. 23, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Malik Posts Second Awakening Clip
Kicking off Austin’s annual March madness with a video for “Alone,” local rapper/producer Malik now bookends the month by dropping visuals for “Kaa’s Song,” one of the bouncier affairs off his masterful second album, The Awakening (II).

3:00PM Wed. Mar. 22, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Heavy Horror Returns With Death By Festival
By the pricking of our thumbs, something gruesome this way comes. Fans of extreme metal and underground horror will get to warm up before Halloween with the announcement today of the new Death By Festival.

4:15PM Mon. Mar. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends
On a stacked SXSW Saturday night billed as the Roots & Friends, a seemingly endless array of artists graced the stage of a 450-capacity shotgun venue. This meant that for every one ecstatic fan that made it into the Bud Light-sponsored revue, another five were left on the outside looking in, many of whom had waited in line for hours.

1:25PM Sun. Mar. 19, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Stones Throw Showcase
Peanut Butter Wolf sure knows how to pick ’em. Once more, canny Stones Throw label founder and curator Chris Manak delivered a strong Saturday SXSW showcase for cool kids at the Main. Drummer/producer Karriem Riggins’ soul-rattling bass kicks and the mainstream-divergent R&B of Gabriel Garzón-Montano distinguished themselves in particular.

12:30PM Sun. Mar. 19, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Garth Brooks
Headlining SXSW 2017 with a last-minute free concert at Auditorium Shores on Saturday night, Garth Brooks at 55 is a necessarily different entertainer than the Nineties superstar who transformed country music by climbing stage riggings and wearing out audiences.

11:55AM Sun. Mar. 19, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Live: Big Thief
Despite unforgiving Austin sunshine beating down all day Saturday, throngs of people packed the inside and outside of Cheer Up Charlies. The Lost Weekend day parties, pulled together by BrooklynVegan and the local Sound on Sound Fest – replacement for Fun Fun Fun Fest – closed its three-day for brave souls needing to squeeze in six more hours of music.

11:30AM Sun. Mar. 19, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Conqueroo Day Party
For nearly a decade, veteran music publicist Cary Baker has hosted a SXSW day party boasting the best Americana talent in the name of his L.A.-based firm Conqueroo, founded in 2004. Baker declared this year his final trek to the festival, ending a run that began in 1988, SXSW’s second year. He left on a high note with Saturday’s blowout at Threadgill’s.

11:00AM Sun. Mar. 19, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Grandaddy
It’s 2017 and the guitars have survived the apocalypse. Not only that, they’ve thrived in this brave new world of machines and humanoids. Or at least that’s what we gathered from Grandaddy’s set Friday night at Stubb’s.

1:50PM Sat. Mar. 18, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

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