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Dixie Chicks Remain Red, White & True
Of course the Dixie Chicks launched their first U.S. tour in a decade during an election year. Halfway through a nearly two-hour set Sunday night at Circuit of the Americas, the screen behind the trio lit up with images of 2016 candidates. Slowly evolving into bipartisan mocking, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were soon wearing clown noses and wigs.

12:45PM Mon. Aug. 8, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

Guns n' Roses’ Texas-Sized Reunion
Don’t overlook the symbolism of that red flannel shirt knotted around the waistline of Axl Rose. For the mercurial frontman, the accessory hangs symbolic of his commitment to the Guns n’ Roses fan base.

11:15AM Fri. Aug. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Case/Lang/Veirs Live – Really/Dang/Prime
A sole email and its chain reaction filled the Long Center on Wednesday. Canadian oracle k.d. lang, alt-rock warrior Neko Case, and Oregonian folker Laura Veirs had willed their way to Austin after the latter pair green-lit the “Constant Craving” singer’s long-shot query. Following a two-year recording process, the power trio yielded June’s beaut bow.

11:07AM Thu. Aug. 4, Neph Basedow Read More | Comment »

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: Arts Commission Special Meeting
Cast your mind back to the week before July 4, and you may recall the early fireworks in Austin's live music and creative communities in the form of the "Music and Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendations" – city staff's response to the Mayor's Omnibus Resolution. Tonight, the Arts Commission wants your thoughts on those rockets' red glare.

11:46AM Tue. Aug. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Q: What’s That Smell? A: Sailor Poon
Sandwiched between moody single “I’m on the Rag” and a song about tripping too hard to get laid at a music festival (“Levitation”), Sailor Poon’s Yeast Pigeon 7-inch offers a gripping mystery in which Austin’s queens of the obscene try to locate the source of a peculiar odor.

11:35AM Mon. Aug. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Adult Play: Storm Thorgerson by Steve Miller
In 2010, I walked into Encore Records – then on Anderson Lane (now on E. Sixth) – and was instantaneously drawn by some all-powerful cosmic magnet to a 40 x 40 record company promo of Steve Miller’s new disc, Bingo! “This looks like one of those old Hipgnosis covers from the Seventies,” I awed to owner Chuck Lokey staring up at its spot high on a wall. Good eye, yo.

11:30AM Fri. Jul. 29, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Steven Tyler’s Country Romp
In the middle of his 100-minute set at a near-capacity Bass Concert Hall on Tuesday night, Steven Tyler decided to poll his audience. “How many of y’all love country?” he asked the middle-aged crowd to spirited applause. “How many of y’all love rock & roll?” This time, he was met with a deafening roar.

10:00AM Wed. Jul. 27, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

Steve Miller on Jimmie Vaughan
Steve Miller’s extensive interview on the occasion of his show at the Long Center this evening yielded too many career nuggets to share, but not a few well-chosen words on Austin guitar monarch Jimmie Vaughan, who he strongly hinted would guest Tuesday alongside local harp great James Cotton. The Dallas-reared axe wielders teamed in Zilker Park last year.

12:30PM Tue. Jul. 26, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Expands Music Festival
The countdown to South by Southwest 2017 ticks at 228 days. Next year’s buzz bands are still six to eight months away from reveal, but we doubt Donald and Melania Trump will get the same keynote invitation the Obamas received earlier this year. Nevertheless, SXSW 2017 has begun taking shape with this morning’s announcement of 11 speakers.

11:00AM Mon. Jul. 25, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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