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The Wrong Kind of Rebel Rock
In 1994, Primal Scream released fourth LP Give Out But Don’t Give Up. “Why does a Scottish band have a Confederate battle flag on its cover,” I wondered. Seemed as silly as the moment Dublin’s U2 discovered its Delta blues roots on The Joshua Tree. A deeper unease permeated Primal Scream using a symbol so drenched in a legacy of racial conflict and oppression.

12:30PM Wed. Jul. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Housecore Horror Moves to San Antonio
From tragedy, triumph. The Housecore Horror Festival, which many feared would end with the death of founder Corey Mitchell, will return for a third year. However, there's a big change: The combination horror/metal fest leaves Austin for San Antonio.

1:40PM Wed. May 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Levitation Live Shot: Survive
Hey, Nicholas Winding Refn, have I got a soundtrack band for you.

9:35AM Sat. May 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Sick of It All
Must have felt like old times for the Koller brothers. After a brawl shut down the Gypsy Lounge before Skepta’s Thursday headline set, by Saturday the East Sixth venue had five Travis County Sheriff cars parked out front, and constables patrolling inside. Just like the good old/bad old post-Reagan days that forged Sick of It All.

11:25AM Sun. Mar. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Japan Nite
Happy 20th anniversary, Japan Nite. You may no longer be the cool kid on SXSW’s pan-Asiatic block since that title likely goes to Thursday night’s Korean celebration. Your crowd skews a little older, and the sweatbox ambiance owed more to the unseasonal downpour boiling off than a super-crazy crowd.

11:40AM Sat. Mar. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: K-Pop Night
Ignore the fact that it’s called K-Pop.

10:30AM Fri. Mar. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Live Shot: Public Service Broadcasting
Boffin (noun): A historical predecessor to the nerd, a loving diminutive for a scientist. Boffin rock (noun): See Public Service Broadcasting.

9:15AM Thu. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Kate Tempest
Another SXSW Tuesday night, another out-the-door line at Latitude 30’s British Music Embassy.

10:30AM Wed. Mar. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Music Industry Awards Winners
The Austin Chronicle hosted the Austin Music Industry Awards this evening at the Palm Door on Sixth. We’ll have photos tomorrow and a recap in Thursday’s issue, but in the meantime, here’s the list of winners and finalists.

7:48PM Mon. Mar. 9, The Music Staff Read More | Comment »

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