Daily Music: Playback
Aaron Behrens Doesn’t (Always) Feel Like Dancing
Saturday morning finds Aaron Behrens waiting to soundcheck with Ghostland Observatory, the electro outfit that’s taken him around the world for the past 12 years. After a hiatus for most of 2013-14, GLO again constitutes a harmonious unit. On this last weekend of August, the Austin duo razzle-dazzles thousands at a raceway in Montana.

11:50AM Mon. Aug. 29, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Name Sayers Gets Randy With the New Moon
Standing in the summer sun, Devin James Fry contemplates the cycle of the moon – particularly its first stage, when our celestial tagalong disappears from view, its illuminated side facing away from Earth.

11:57AM Mon. Aug. 22, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Los Coast Simplifies
Over the church choir funk of Los Coast’s latest single, “Simplify,” Trey Privott sparks a spiritually electrifying refrain: “I only look to the sky! I only look to the sky!" For the 26-year-old Georgia transplant, whose prodigious pipes echo the grainy greatness of Southern power hitters John Fogerty and Wilson Pickett, that sky’s the limit.

10:00AM Mon. Aug. 15, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Casual Strangers Administer Turing Test
Can a robot act so human that we can’t tell it’s a machine? That’s the premise for the Turing Test, an experiment developed by Alan Turing in 1950 that evaluated artificial intelligence on the basis of whether a computer can offer such realistic responses to questions that the administrator can’t distinguish whether the subject is man or machine.

1:45PM Mon. Aug. 8, Kevin Curtin 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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

Yuppie Pricks Stage RNC Watch Party
Tonight, the GOP hangs red, white, and blue streamers in Cleveland as it rallies begrudgingly behind nontraditional nominee Donald J. Trump. Texas Governor Greg Abbott got a doctor’s note to excuse him from the Republican National Convention, but a stampede of pachyderms that includes Austin’s Yuppie Pricks otherwise scrambles to façade party unity.

1:30PM Mon. Jul. 18, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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