Shivery Shakes “Remember When”

Life’s fleeting, so value the moments. That’s the premise of “Remember When,” my favorite song amongst the 10 sunburned tracks on local quartet Shivery Shakes’ new LP, Three Waves & A Shake. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Mon. Dec. 15, Kevin Curtin

Levitation Uncorks 2015 Lineup

Three-dozen acts offloaded from the Levitation mothership just now, the re-branded Austin Psych Fest. While South by Southwest has revealed 400 names for March madness, and last week Rodeo Austin shot out of the gate with its lineup, Levitation now kicks in with a hefty dose of its May 8-10, 2015, freak flag at the idyllic Carson Creek Ranch once again. Read More | Comment »

11:13AM Wed. Dec. 3, Kevin Curtin & Raoul Hernandez

First Listen: Mrs. Glass “When the Levee Breaks”

Live music generally proves scarce on Thanksgiving Day. Check our music listings Wednesday, when the Chronicle comes out a day early thanks to the holiday. Just like every Thursday night, however, you can find Mrs. Glass vibrating strings and sipping whiskey at the Blackheart. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Mon. Nov. 24, Kevin Curtin

Sonic Highwayman Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters tape their second Austin City Limits appearance tonight at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on the heels of a journey down Austin’s Sonic Highways. Dave Grohl called the Chronicle earlier this month to discuss the local segment of his HBO series and fielded questions about Nirvana’s Texas shows in 1991. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Thu. Nov. 20, Kevin Curtin

A new look at some fest highlights

Fun Fun Fun GIFs

We have another 12 months to wait until the next Fun Fun Fun Fest, but moments of the Nov. 7-9 underground music blowout remain in motion through some sprightly GIFs assembled by our photographer Shelley Hiam. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Mon. Nov. 17, Kevin Curtin

Fans Wait Hours to Enter Fun Fun Fun Fest

Midway through Fun Fun Fun Fest’s first day, the grounds felt unusually spacious. Stage views were great and no lines at the bar. It was ideal. Except for the thousands of fans waiting outside in the will call line, which, at 5pm, extended down Riverside, across the South First pedestrian bridge, and onto Cesar Chavez all the way to Congress Ave. Read More | Comment »

10:45AM Sat. Nov. 8, Kevin Curtin

Dave Grohl Screens Sonic Highways at Studio 6A

Watching a documentary at UT doesn’t sound like the most exciting evening, but Thursday’s sneak preview of Sonic Highways’ Austin edition was a blast. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Fri. Nov. 7, Kevin Curtin

ACL @ 40: Foo Fighters

Enduring rockers the Foo Fighters return to town this week to tape an episode of Austin City Limits and promote the local installment of Dave Grohl’s documentary series Sonic Highways. Read More | Comment »

12:17PM Mon. Nov. 3, Kevin Curtin

First Listen: East Cameron Folkcore’s Election Ode

Fresh off a CMJ showcase in New York City, politically-dissenting hard folk ensemble East Cameron Folkcore has returned to the big red state in the thick of election season. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Fri. Oct. 31, Kevin Curtin

Housecore Horror Preview: Phil Anselmo

Pantera legend Phil Anselmo remains an expert on at least two disciplines: extreme music and horror films. Accordingly, the two intersect this weekend at his Housecore Horror Film Festival. In honor of this monster convergence of movies and heavy metal, the singer reunites Superjoint (sans Ritual) on Sunday at Emo’s. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Fri. Oct. 24, Kevin Curtin

Full Service Circus

Full Service won’t be on the cover of the Chronicle this week, but you can’t say they haven’t tried. The local quartet continues promoting this weekend’s Full Service Circus, a bonanza of music, sports, and games, for which they’ve already sold 300 tickets to largely out-of-town fans. The second annual event runs Friday through Sunday around town. Read More | Comment »

3:47PM Mon. Oct. 20, Kevin Curtin

D-I-V-O-R-C-E: Greg Ginn’s Gets Ugly

Black Flag nucleus Greg Ginn is being portrayed as an unfit parent in affidavits filed by his ex-wife Marina Ginn. Read More | Comment »

2:20PM Tue. Oct. 14, Kevin Curtin

ACL Video Interview: Chromeo

Wherefore art thou Chromeo? In their artist trailer backstage. Read More | Comment »

4:20PM Wed. Oct. 8, Kevin Curtin

Zombies for HAAM

The Zombies, known for Sixties hits “Time of the Season,” “She’s Not There,” and “Tell Her No,” return locally after a starring set at Austin Psych Fest in May. The floral pop immortals co-headline the British Invasion concert at the Moody tonight with Animals frontman Eric Burdon. Tuesday, it’s their show at the Belmont. Read More | Comment »

1:50PM Mon. Sep. 22, Kevin Curtin

Video Premiere: Bee vs. Moth

Local jazz-rock misfits Bee vs. Moth offer a taste of their new LP Shelter in Place with a lo-fi video that reasonably justifies renting three rubber gorilla masks and wasting several dozen bananas as they reveal the office politics of primates. Read More | Comment »

2:45PM Fri. Sep. 19, Kevin Curtin

Aaron Behrens Keeps Rising

Aaron Behrens has reached a turning point in his career. Still on leave from Austin’s ever-popular Ghostland Observatory, the singer’s vastly different rock band hits full stride this coming week. Catch the Midnight Stroll in-store at Waterloo Wednesday, then Friday at Utopia Fest, and finally on the racks next Tuesday when their debut EP drops. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Mon. Sep. 8, Kevin Curtin

Song Premiere: Churchwood’s “Triptych”

A year after raising heaven and hell on their breakout sophomore LP, local blues punks Churchwood return to the altar for another ritual of musical madness and cerebral rebellion. Read More | Comment »

11:11AM Tue. Sep. 2, Kevin Curtin

Mother Falcon Tour Video

“This past June, Mother Falcon drove over 7,500 miles through the midwest and around the east coast; spent approximately 120 hours in vans; and performed 23 times in some of America’s greatest (and not so great) venues,” writes Tamir Kalifa, the chamber-rock orchestra’s de facto frontman. Read More | Comment »

11:07AM Mon. Aug. 25, Kevin Curtin

New Music: The Well

Incense lit and tarot cards laid out, we anxiously await the materialization of the Well’s debut full-length, Samsara. The soothsaying Austin threesome predicts a platter of Seventies-style, slow-and-low metal dropping in a month’s time. A new 7-inch single foreshadows its arrival. Read More | Comment »

2:30PM Mon. Aug. 18, Kevin Curtin

Gary Clark Jr. on Antone’s

“I’ve been running around playing all these shows, but it’s good to be back in Austin. It’s good to be talking about Antone’s and trying to keep this alive. Not just the place, but the music and the vibe and the scene and the culture. So thanks for listening to me blab.” That’s how Gary Clark Jr. signed off from our midnight phone call last week. Read More | Comment »

11:55AM Mon. Aug. 11, Kevin Curtin

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