Daily Music: Playback
Bright Light Social Hour & Israel Nash
Long orbiting the same musical cosmos, Austin space jammers Bright Light Social Hour and Dripping Springs’ psych troubadour Israel Nash finally crossed paths last year when they both performed at a hometown charity event. Each was blown away by the other.

12:25PM Tue. Dec. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Will Johnson Premiere
On latest track “Small Leads,” Will Johnson lays down his pen and portrays a melancholic mood instrumentally. A lonely bassline, pulsing under a flood of mournful keys, conveys stillness and tension. Imagine it the soundtrack to a cloudy afternoon spent sitting on a swing set with no one to give you a push.

1:30PM Mon. Nov. 28, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Springsteen Is Born to Sign in Austin
Bruce Springsteen has extended his current tour and just announced a stop in Austin Thu., Dec. 1. By the way, that's a book tour, not a music tour – the Boss is pushing his new memoir, Born to Run – but look at it this way: You won't hear him play at this BookPeople event, but you'll get closer to him than you would at a concert.

10:30AM Tue. Nov. 22, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

ACA Debuts Creative Infrastructure Initiative
With arts and live music venues increasingly being displaced by rising rents and rapid development, the Austin Creative Alliance has just taken a big step to address the issue – a $100,000 step. The ACA is rolling out what it's calling a Creative Infrastructure Initiative, funded by a $100K gift from financial services advisor Roy Mullin.

9:30AM Tue. Nov. 22, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

UVH Premieres “Innervisions”
Larry Llodra wrote UVH’s Last Fruit EP in a post-college, pre-employment rut – business degree in back pocket, mopping up chicken blood from the cold room of a grocery store’s meat department. No surprise it’s an anxious work, frustrated and escapist.

11:15AM Mon. Nov. 21, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Second Big SXSW Music List
Increasingly integrated music, film, and technology conference now just 115 days away, South by Southwest unloads another big batch of programming – headlined by the local granddaddy of all festivals' second 2017 Music keynote: Nile Rodgers.

10:00AM Tue. Nov. 15, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Buhu Premiere “Youth Is Breaking"
Reclined in the driver’s seat of a crashed sedan, his head wound gushing between drags of a cigarette, Jeremy Rogers sings, “Where are your friends?” The moment lingers betwixt the careless wilds of youth and the oppressive reality of adulthood.

11:00AM Mon. Nov. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Angers City Limits
Say it with me now: “Ahn-jay.”

1:05PM Tue. Nov. 8, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Sound on Sound Review: Youth of Today
On Saturday, Youth of Today frontman Ray Cappo drove to Sherwood Forest Faire from Houston, where he had taught a six-hour class on yoga philosophy.

11:45AM Sun. Nov. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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