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Wreckless Eric’s Bubblegum Dementia
In 1977, the year punk broke, Wreckless Eric released sensational punk-pop hit “(I’d Go the) Whole Wide World.” Born Eric Goulden, he became part of a songwriters cell on Stiff Records that included Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, and Nick Lowe. Like his label mates, Goulden’s lyrics remain brutal, abstract, poignant, funny. He plays Saturday at Strange Brew.

3:05PM Fri. Jul. 17, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Chicago Remixes Chicago
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire pull into Circuit of the Americas Thursday, July 23, during their “Heart and Soul” tour. For sheer volume of chart hits that run the gamut from precision pop and ambitious jazz-rock to gloriously arranged funk, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value than this dual headliner revue.

9:00AM Thu. Jul. 16, Greg Beets Read More | Comment »

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival Re-Ups
The Weird City Hip-Hop Festival returns for a second year with a vengeance, pulling out the big timbers at Delta Millworks, located at Fifth and Springdale. There’s mystery to the new digs, a lumber mill smack in the heart of East Austin. Equally mysterious is the headliner’s row – specifically the inclusion of ever-elusive savant Jay Electronica.

10:30AM Wed. Jul. 15, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Protextor Reps “Austin”
“Some people think doing a song that reps Austin is corny,” acknowledges local rapper Adam Protextor. “Of course it’s not corny when it’s for Compton or New York. Subconsciously they feel Austin doesn’t deserve it.”

11:15AM Mon. Jul. 13, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Strawberry Letter 22 …
This week's issue features a great interview with Shuggie Otis by Thomas Fawcett. In 2001, Luaka Bop reissued an album's worth of songs by Otis that launched his comeback.

1:30PM Fri. Jul. 10, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Kanye West: Rock Star
“Rap is the new rock & roll. We the new rock stars, and I’m the biggest of all of them. I’m the No. 1 rock star on the planet,” claimed Kanye West during a 2013 interview with the BBC’s Zane Lowe. Many loaded discussions can be found in those three sentences. But, is Kanye right? Is he, in fact, the world’s greatest rock star? And if he is, what does it signify?

12:15PM Tue. Jul. 7, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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The Roost Seeks Investors
Novel idea: Putting a first-class music venue in entertainment-deprived North Austin. Result: After 18 months in business, the Roost has fallen on desperate times.

10:35AM Mon. Jul. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Summer Blockbuster Film Playlist
Music defines movies, controling our emotions scene to scene, and moving us from laughter to tears. The perfect soundtrack enhances the cinematic experience. For the growing legion of Spotify users, here’s a playlist from this summer’s blockbuster flicks.

12:30PM Wed. Jul. 1, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

The Graceful Dead
When word of the Grateful Dead began oozing out of San Francisco in 1966, they were as much a religious calling as a rock & roll combo. In Texas, that slot of high-octane psychedelic music had already been filled by our beloved 13th Floor Elevators, but something about the Dead was undeniable.

11:47AM Tue. Jun. 30, Bill Bentley Read More | Comment »

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