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Amanda Shires’ Closet Craft

Texan fiddler adapts her process and updates her sound

Music Daily, Jun. 28, 2018 9:00 AM

Kacey Musgraves – Everywoman

Texan’s taping, country and folk to disco, unites ACL

Music Daily, Jun. 7, 2018 10:30 AM

Okkervil River

In the Rainbow Rain

Music Review, May. 24, 2018

All Eyes on St. Vincent

PBS concert staple becomes Masseducation platform

Music Daily, May. 15, 2018 12:25 PM

Kelly Willis Record Review

Back Being Blue (Thirty Tigers)

Music Feature, May. 10, 2018

Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour

Music Review, May. 3, 2018

Levitation Review: Ty Segall & Parquet Courts

Blistering tag-team

Music Daily, Apr. 27, 2018 11:20 AM

Abhi the Nomad


Music Review, Apr. 12, 2018

SXSW Panel Recap: #TimesUp

Neil Portnow finally solved the issue of female inclusion...

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2018 11:15 AM

Mac DeMarco’s Scenes From an Italian Restaurant

Slack rocker serves poundcake at Austin City Limits taping

Music Daily, Feb. 28, 2018 12:01 PM

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017

Consensus on the best local platters

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

All-Weather LCD Soundsytem

Consecutive nights united by one continuous party

Music Daily, Nov. 2, 2017 4:55 PM

Formula 1 Music: Justin Timberlake

Circuit of the Americas race hosts another ol’ blue eyes

Music Daily, Oct. 22, 2017 11:20 AM

ACL Review: Spoon

Homegrown indie rock heroes enter Tom Petty territory

Music Daily, Oct. 15, 2017 10:35 AM

ACL Review: Vulfpeck

Sessionistas bring the Midwestern funk party

Music Daily, Oct. 14, 2017 10:45 AM

ACL Review: Danny Brown

Detroit rapper reigns over the mosh pit

Music Daily, Oct. 9, 2017 9:40 AM

ACL Review: Chance the Rapper

God-fearing Chicago rapper preaches to the converted

Music Daily, Oct. 8, 2017 12:15 PM

ACL Review: Solange

The other Knowles sister chronicles black America

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2017 11:10 AM


Corpus Callosum

Music Review, Aug. 17, 2017

Blondie + Garbage = Force de Femme

Deborah Harry and Shirley Manson thrash and bellow

Music Daily, Aug. 14, 2017 10:00 AM

Whiskey Shivers

Some Part of Something

Music Review, Aug. 10, 2017

Margaret Moser Tribute: Lucinda Williams

The life of the party

Music Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Abram Shook

Love at Low Speed

Music Review, Jun. 22, 2017

Universal Harvester

Music Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Suzanna Choffel

Hello Goodbye

Music Review, May. 18, 2017

A Starry Night of Brian Wilson

Pet Sounds’ magic act still animates its author

Music Daily, May. 15, 2017 2:05 PM

Return of the xx

First of two nights at the Moody has ’em dancing in the aisles

Music Daily, May. 11, 2017 12:05 PM

Octopus Project

Memory Mirror

Music Review, Apr. 13, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Grandaddy

Wrestling guitars back from the rise of synthesizers

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2017 1:50 PM

SXSW Music Live: Banks

Fuckery or non-fuckwithable?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2017 1:35 PM

SXSW Music Live: Solange

Soft, vulnerable, and in control

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 12:25 PM

SXSW Music: Must-See EDM

Dance your ass off to these 11 EDM acts

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Kevin Morby

Texan channels a new millennial Townes Van Zandt

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2017 11:00 AM

SXSW Music Interview: Grandaddy

Jason Lytle is ready to pick up the Grandaddy mantle again

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews

Can You Deal?

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Thursday Record Reviews

The Navigator

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017


Last Place

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Diet Cig

Swear I'm Good at This

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Minus the Bear


Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Stevie Nicks Soars

Fleetwood Mac singer solo and with Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde

Music Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 3:55 PM

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