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He Said/She Said: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Pop music’s enduring statesman, Tony Bennett, with 88 rings on his trunk, and the genre’s 29-year-old usurper, Lady Gaga, make an unlikely pairing to be sure. Thursday at a packed Moody Theater, the duo debuted their summer tour, turning September’s Grammy-winning collaboration Cheek to Cheek into a clash of old-world class and new-school melodrama.

11:45AM Fri. Apr. 24, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Pachanga Names Very Important Tacos
Some folks go to the Pachanga Latino Music Festival to see más from Kinky or hear a technocumbia from Bidi Bidi Banda. We go for the tacos.

2:00PM Thu. Apr. 23, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

Wilson Marks’ Jazz Hands
Music lovers may have seen Wilson Marks playing around Austin with artists such as the Love Leighs, J. Wagner, or the Jitterbug Vipers. He crafts a sound reminiscent of Forties jazz. Marks releases his new LP What Was Made for Weathering tonight at Strange Brew, 8pm.

12:30PM Thu. Apr. 23, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Moonspell Q&A
Hailing from Lisbon, Moonspell has combined doomed romanticism, brooding atmosphere, and power chords for more than two decades now. The quintet, playing the Dirty Dog Bar on Saturday with Septicflesh and Deathstars, returns to Austin for the first time since 2003. Singer Fernando Ribeiro e-mailed us about Portuguese metal and more.

9:09AM Thu. Apr. 23, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Hozier Takes Austin Music Hall to Church
An ear-splitting chorus of shrieks signaled Hozier’s arrival onstage at a sold-out Austin Music Hall on Tuesday night. The welcome provided a census for the 25-year-old Irishman’s first local concert since SXSW last year: 80% women and 20% their boyfriends.

12:50PM Wed. Apr. 22, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

ATX6 Announces 2015 Artists
ATX6 today announced its new group of rising Austin musicians that will represent our fair city at North By Northeast (NXNE) and other international festivals this year. The six locals selected are Gina Chavez, Jonathan Terrell, Elsa Cross, Silas Lowe, Jana Horn, and Brian Kremer.

12:45PM Tue. Apr. 21, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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Selena Fest Success
The heavens opening up and pouring forth a deluge couldn't keep the over 50,000 Latin music fans and Selena devotees from filling North Bayshore Park in Corpus Christi this weekend for the first-ever Fiesta de la Flor music festival.

2:00PM Mon. Apr. 20, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Neil Diamond’s Carbon Footprint
One prime measure of a pop institution still filling arenas remains their voice. Any left? When Rock & Roll Hall Fame singer-songwriter Neil Diamond emerged onstage at the Frank Erwin Center Sunday night delivering “I’m A Believer,” his registered low. Maybe 62%.

1:11PM Mon. Apr. 20, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Chris Porter’s Southern Wit and Grit
Chris Porter is a tall, dapper musician that hails from Alabama. When he enters a room, he lights it up. Timeless Southern charm and crackling wit oozes from his pores. Porter demonstrates that and gritty songcraft at the Cactus Cafe this Sunday on a bill with Oklahoman John Moreland.

2:55PM Fri. Apr. 17, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

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Selena Fest Success Corpus Christi's inaugural Fiesta de la Flor becomes a legend
High Profits: Cannabis as Pot of Gold High Profits, by Austin’s Bat Bridge Entertainment, debuts
Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
Neil Diamond’s Carbon Footprint Songbook lands on the Frank Erwin Center with divine justice