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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 »

Sound on Sound Review: Explosions in the Sky
Close your eyes, crack open your long-term memory, and it’s Waterloo Park, 2007, when Explosions in the Sky headlined Fun Fun Fun Fest, and began their ascension to post-rock royalty.

1:25PM Mon. Nov. 7, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Sound on Sound Review: Thursday
“We are Thursday from Brunswick, New Jersey, and we broke up six years ago,” grinned screamer Geoff Rickly broadly as the post-hardcore pioneers ripped Sound on Sound apart Sunday night.

11:45AM Mon. Nov. 7, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Listen to MondoCon
Remember when local print empire Mondo was just dedicated to filling up your wall space? With MondoCon, its annual gathering of film poster and paraphernalia fans, coming up this weekend, the team is taking over your record player, too.

9:00AM Fri. Oct. 21, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ACL Fest Official Late Night Shows Venue Guide
ACL Fest crams a whole lot of acts into its two weekends at Zilker Park, but sometimes live musicgoers need a change of scenery.

3:00PM Wed. Sep. 21, 2016 Read More | Comment »

Rio Rita Moves to Badlands
It seems like too many of Austin's clubs and bars are either closing or moving because of rents. The latest shift sees the owners of two well-loved venues – Badlands and Rio Rita – exchanging fire via Facebook.

11:19AM Fri. Sep. 16, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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And on Keyboards, John Carpenter!
“I direct horror movies. I love horror movies. Horror movies will live forever.” At 68, John Carpenter could stay home in Los Angeles and live off memories of an unmatched career as a terror auteur. Instead, he commanded the ACL Live at the Moody Theater stage on Thursday night as a born again rock legend.

12:30PM Fri. Jun. 24, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Obamas for SXSW
Remember when it seemed like interesting timing when it was announced that President Barack Obama will be in Austin for a fundraiser on the first day of SXSW? Now the other piece of the puzzle has appeared, as both he and First Lady Michelle Obama have been added to the schedule as speakers.

10:00AM Wed. Mar. 2, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Author & Punisher Pummels
The first time audiences see Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, they’re as transfixed by his heavy engineering instruments as they are by his doom-drone-industrial fusion. Yet he stresses that every element is essential to how the machine works. “I’m sure I could make a lot more money if I were a lot more ridiculous.” Catch him tonight at Sidewinder.

4:30PM Tue. Nov. 17, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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