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The Voice: Rebecca Loebe
American television audiences first heard of Rebecca Loebe when she covered Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” on The Voice in 2011. Christina Aguilera spun around first to give Loebe the green light. Within seconds, Adam Levine followed suit. Loebe makes her hometown solo debut at Strange Brew on Feb. 5, 8pm.

2:00PM Thu. Jan. 22, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

California Forest Fire: Cleopatra Degher
Cleopatra Degher is reminiscent of one of music’s golden eras, when artists such as the Eagles and Carly Simon were breaking the charts, and J.D. Souther and Waddy Watchtel were the sound: The Seventies. Degher makes her Austin debut tonight at Lamberts and Friday at Strange Brew.

5:30PM Thu. Jan. 15, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Tearjerker John Moreland
Oklahoman John Moreland has been garnering high critical praise from fellow songwriters and critics alike for years. It’s as if he’s in a boxing ring, every word a punch, every line bending the listener to an emotion, an ache, a memory. Catch him in an early evening show on Saturday at Strange Brew, with Caleb Caudle and Aaron Lee Tasjan, 5pm.

4:20PM Fri. Jan. 9, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Next Up’s Best of 2014
Remember: “Year End Best of Lists” are nothing more than the rundown of one single critic’s solitary taste. There’s all sorts of great music boiling to the surface year after year. All music deserves a listen – despite what critics recommend.

3:35PM Tue. Dec. 30, 2014, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

I Hate Christmas
I’m on the phone with my father, Jon Dee Graham, while he’s hesitantly driving through snow on his way from Illinois to Kansas. Waiting for his return at this time of year is typical of my family. Although the lives of traveling musicians take a toll on their families at the holidays, my dad always makes it home for Christmas.

3:47PM Fri. Dec. 19, 2014, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Grace Park & the Deer’s Indomitable Spirit
The Deer celebrates it sophomore album this week. On the Essence of the Indomitable Spirit no doubt had something to do with KUTX making the locals its December band of the month. Singer Grace Park says theirs is a work about becoming invincible after loss.

3:00PM Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

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The Way of Wrenfro
Since he was 16, Tony Scalzo knew music would be his path in life. The story of his million-selling local trio Fastball is the stuff Austin legends are made of. “We play all over the country and it‘s still a blast,” says the guitarist/bassist. Since 2013, his other band Wrenfro has become his passion. Catch their Wednesday night residency at Strange Brew.

9:30AM Tue. Nov. 4, 2014, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Folk Goddess Behind the Curtain: Dalis Allen
In 1972, Dalis Allen drove her mom’s 1955 turquoise Chevy Bel Air to her first Kerrville Folk Festival. Thirty years later, 2002, she took over producing the globally-attended hootenany when founder Rod Kennedy retired. She’s in Austin putting on the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference at the Holiday Inn midtown beginning Thursday.

2:30PM Wed. Sep. 24, 2014, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

The Return of 8 ½ Souvenirs
Calling all dancers, have you heard the word? Happy days are here again. Olivier Giraud, Glover Gill, and Kathy Kiser Benayoun have returned as 8 ½ Souvenirs. The band can be heard every Tuesday at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. After a long break, the Austin institution reignites its soundtrack for swingers, cavorting once again on Congress Avenue to the Lindy Hop.

11:30AM Tue. Sep. 16, 2014, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

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