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John Lennon’s 75th Birthday
John Lennon would’ve been 75 today. Austin’s Stephen Doster thus leads his #9 Orchestra in celebrating its 25th annual tribute to the late Beatle. From 2:30-4pm, Jody Denberg hosts an on-air tribute for KUTX 98.9 anchored by the #9 Orchestra. The party then continues at Threadgill’s downtown, 8pm. Guests for both include Shinyribs, Gurf Morlix, myself.

11:00AM Fri. Oct. 9, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

ACL Preview: Jidenna
How do you know when you have a hit on your hands? The best rapper alive (sorry Drake, we’re talking about Kendrick Lamar) hops on the official remix, T-Pain and Chingo Bling record their own goofy covers, and the track gets bandied about in any respectable debate about song of the summer. That’s “Classic Man,” the swanky debut single from Jidenna.

2:00PM Thu. Oct. 8, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

Autechre Melts IDM
The foundry of Autechre melts decades of dance and experimental music into plasma. Its indefinite shape and volume enables the Mancunian duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth to mold electronic music into whatever they see fit. Three decades after their 1987 inception, Autechre loads into the Vulcan Gas Company on Tuesday. Booth spoke by phone from Chicago.

9:00AM Thu. Oct. 8, Conor Walker Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: The Strokes
Julian Casablancas still sports the same home-barbered shag as the days his New Yorkers’ 2001 bow Is This It burned up radio, opening playlists and programmers to garage-punk-influenced hipster music. In fact, on Sunday at ACL (weekend one only), the Strokes came off perfectly preserved in that moment they strutted across the Lower East Side like kings.

12:15PM Mon. Oct. 5, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: The Weeknd
Mixing a unique cocktail of chemically sexual excess with self-loathing, the Weeknd’s contradictory impulses somehow garner mass popularity. Canadian Abel Tesfaye spins hit singles out of his brooding decadence.

11:47AM Mon. Oct. 5, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Hozier
There’s a superficial appeal to Hozier that’s easy to understand. His commanding presence juxtaposes against an Irish cream vocal sweetness and heartfelt delivery. Yet he gives you that little extra. Playing to a seasoned crowd at the HomeAway stage early Sunday evening, the Emerald Isle’s latest import provided warm and fuzzies, and a few surprises.

11:35AM Mon. Oct. 5, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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ACL Review: Dwight Yoakam
Credit ACL Fest for a lineup that has Dwight Yoakam setting up the Weeknd. The honky-tonk superstar had an Austin Ventures stage, predictably beyond capacity, two-stepping and feeling more like ACL of a decade ago than its contemporary incarnation. As the singer noted, “It’s been a long time. It’s all grown-up now.”

11:20AM Mon. Oct. 5, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Chance the Rapper
The following was a random conversation overheard just after commencement of Chance the Rapper’s dominant performance at the Miller Lite stage on Sunday, which concerned one of those “I’ll pull out my chair where I want” couples:

10:55AM Mon. Oct. 5, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: The Suffers
“People call us a soul group,” mused front sass Kam Franklin at some point midset. “We call what we do ‘Gulf Coast Soul.’”

10:30AM Mon. Oct. 5, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

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