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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 »

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 »

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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 »

SXSW Music List No. 7
One month. That’s how long we have until the planet tilts southerly on its axis for the largest summit of music, film, and tech on Earth. South by Southwest, March 10-19, thus beefs up its music lineup this morning, adding 140 acts including Pussy Riot Theatre, jazzed-out soul vocalist Bilal, and British MC Kano.

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

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