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SXSW List No. 7
South by Southwest continues stocking up for next month’s convergence. Today’s new batch of 147 acts, featuring the return of 2015 buzz band Børns, downer folk favorite Sun Kil Moon, PCP-laced rappers Flatbush Zombies, and first wave German krautrockers Faust, brings the Music conference total to 1,559 – about three-quarters of its full firepower.

10:25AM Fri. Feb. 12, Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

SXSW List 6
With South by Southwest’s Music Conference just 40 days and nights away, artist announcements now arrive like clockwork. Today’s batch of 156 acts brings the total to an estimated 1,412 and includes ATX electro-pop warriors Ghostland Observatory, hyper-literate folkie Suzanne Vega, and four-time Grammy-winner Pat Benatar and hubby Neil Giraldo.

10:50AM Fri. Feb. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

White Denim 2.0
Late last Friday, James Petralli sat in a local warehouse full of light bulbs, breaking away from a recording session to contemplate an upcoming series of performances in which his band White Denim pops up in tiny clubs throughout Austin every Thursday in February.

9:00AM Thu. Feb. 4, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Austin Music Census Data Will Remain Private
A drawn-out open records dispute over results from last year’s Austin Music Census has come to a conclusion as Texas’ Attorney General ruled that Titan Music Group, who the city contracted to conduct the survey, isn’t required to turn over the raw data to parties making public information filings.

11:40AM Mon. Feb. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW List No. 5
Yesterday, in a standalone announcement, South by Southwest confirmed the 2016 conference’s first superstar – Iggy Pop. The leathery punk visionary tests out his new band with Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme at the Moody Theater on Wednesday, March 16, promoting upcoming LP Post Pop Depression.

10:10AM Fri. Jan. 29, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Music Venue Summit Today at 3pm
The City of Austin strengthens its line of communication with club owners this afternoon at the first ever Music Venue Summit, presenting information about safety planning, loan programs, proposed permitting changes, and navigating ordinances and codes in preparation for spring festival season.

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

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SXSW List No. 4
Thus far, South by Southwest has vetted nearly half the acts (928) for its 2016 Music Conference, March 15-20, with a series of massive lineup drops arriving monthly. Today, the Festival shifts into a high gear with the first of its weekly small-batch artist announcements – this one yielding 179 performers.

10:05AM Fri. Jan. 22, Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Casual Strangers Trip Rhapsodic
“We gave ourselves space,” proclaims Paul Waclawsky, tracing Casual Strangers’ palpable evolution from experimental rockers to ambient instrumentalists. “Space from each other, from a recording studio, from the instruments we normally play in our live show.”

11:15AM Tue. Jan. 19, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Twine Time Host Paul Ray Dead at 73
Saturday night in Austin will never be the same. Paul Ray, who shared his enlightened taste in vintage soul, blues, and R&B here in the capital city every week since 1979 for KUT and KUTX on Twine Time, has died at the age 73. The latter frequency made the announcement just before 3pm this afternoon that the beloved deejay died earlier today.

5:55PM Fri. Jan. 15, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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