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Mini Music Fests Abound in This Week's Crucial Concerts
Mini Music Fests Abound in This Week's Crucial Concerts
Country, hip-hop, pop, and more shows worth the cover

Music, April 11, 2024

Madeleine Leigh, HONK TX, and Eclipse Mania Leads Our Crucial Concerts
Madeleine Leigh, HONK TX, and Eclipse Mania Leads Our Crucial Concerts
Find some sounds to match the celestial sights this week

Music, April 4, 2024

Kermit the Frog, Tyler Childers Play Willie’s Luck Reunion
Kermit the Frog, Tyler Childers Play Willie’s Luck Reunion
Annual fest still seamlessly threads contemporary country

Music, March 15, 2024

Teezo Touchdown, Arny Margret, and More Reviews From Tuesday of SXSW
Teezo Touchdown, Arny Margret, and More Reviews From Tuesday of SXSW
Standout sets to kick off the big music week

Music, March 13, 2024

At SXSW <i>Austin City Limits</i> Reflects on 50 Years
At SXSW Austin City Limits Reflects on 50 Years
The longest-running music TV show maintains “underdog” authenticity

Music, March 12, 2024

30 Breakout Music Acts to See in Austin This Week
30 Breakout Music Acts to See in Austin This Week
Your guide to SXSW's buzziest artists, both official and unofficial

SXSW, March 11, 2024

Sentimental Family Band, Leti Garza, Dorian Electra, and More Crucial Concerts
Sentimental Family Band, Leti Garza, Dorian Electra, and More Crucial Concerts
Plan your week in music

Music, Feb. 29, 2024

The Austin Music Awards, a Black Rock Maverick, and More Crucial Concerts
The Austin Music Awards, a Black Rock Maverick, and More Crucial Concerts
Our recommended shows for the week ahead

Music, Feb. 22, 2024

Back in Austin, the Ameripolitan Awards Define a Musical Spirit
Back in Austin, the Ameripolitan Awards Define a Musical Spirit
Show's 10th anniversary return uplifts largely outsider roots sounds

Music, Feb. 19, 2024

Review: Ramsay Midwood, <i>Manchaca Eyeball (Live From Sam’s Town Point)</i>
Review: Ramsay Midwood, Manchaca Eyeball (Live From Sam’s Town Point)
Reveling South Austin live nugget pinpoints a place and time

Music, Feb. 15, 2024

Crypta, Cherubs, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Crypta, Cherubs, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Must-see shows for the weekend and beyond

Music, Feb. 15, 2024

Lydia Loveless, Helado Negro, and More Crucial Concerts
Lydia Loveless, Helado Negro, and More Crucial Concerts
Essential Austin gigs in the coming week

Music, Feb. 8, 2024

Terry Allen, ericdoa, and More Crucial Concerts
Terry Allen, ericdoa, and More Crucial Concerts
Essential Austin gigs in the coming week

Music, Feb. 1, 2024

El Tule’s Final Show and More Crucial Concerts This Week
El Tule’s Final Show and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Catch Lucinda Williams, Escuela Grind, or Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold

Music, Jan. 18, 2024

Paper Cuts: Alejandro Escovedo’s Deconstructed “Bury Me” and Five More Songs
Paper Cuts: Alejandro Escovedo’s Deconstructed “Bury Me” and Five More Songs
New Austin music picks from Geranium Drive, Soupmakesitbetter

Music, Jan. 11, 2024

A.L. West at a Bookstore, and More Crucial Concerts This Week
A.L. West at a Bookstore, and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Stop by Stalefish’s album release or Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap

Music, Jan. 11, 2024

The Best New Year’s Eve Concerts Happening in Austin
The Best New Year’s Eve Concerts Happening in Austin
Eleven live music options to ring in 2024, from Snail Mail to Gary Clark Jr.

Music, Dec. 21, 2023

The <i>Chronicle</i>’s Favorite Austin Albums of 2023
The Chronicle’s Favorite Austin Albums of 2023
Ten music writers reflect on the records they loved this year

Music, Dec. 14, 2023

Glasshealer’s Face-Peeling “Brace Yourself” and Five More Songs From Austin Artists
Glasshealer’s Face-Peeling “Brace Yourself” and Five More Songs From Austin Artists
New music picks from Pelvis Wrestley, 8BIT WIZRD, Magna Carda, and more

Music, Dec. 14, 2023

Me Nd Adam’s Keep Austin Cheer’d and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Me Nd Adam’s Keep Austin Cheer’d and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Get in the holiday spirit with Spaceflight Records or Spiritualized

Music, Dec. 7, 2023

Deerhoof at Wizard Rodeo and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Wizard Rodeo and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Austin acts El Combo Oscuro and sleep well. both host album release shows

Music, Nov. 30, 2023

Alex Maas’ Captivating 13th Floor Lineup and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Alex Maas’ Captivating 13th Floor Lineup and More Crucial Concerts This Week
From sunn O))) to Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Marcia Ball’s holiday show

Music, Nov. 22, 2023

The First-Ever Austin Women in Jazz Festival and More Crucial Concerts This Week
The First-Ever Austin Women in Jazz Festival and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Plus visiting acts from Burna Boy to Mike Dimes and Dro Kenji

Music, Nov. 16, 2023

The Pharcyde and Brownout’s Special Fest Collaboration and More Crucial Concerts This Week
The Pharcyde and Brownout’s Special Fest Collaboration and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Find Nineties alt-hip-hop pioneers and Caroline Rose at two separate benefits

Music, Nov. 9, 2023

Meanwhile Brewing’s Free Birthday Bash and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Meanwhile Brewing’s Free Birthday Bash and More Crucial Concerts This Week
From Jonathan Richman at the Continental to Saweetie at AFROTECH

Music, Nov. 2, 2023

The American Analog Set’s Heavy Return and Seven More Songs From Austin Artists
The American Analog Set’s Heavy Return and Seven More Songs From Austin Artists
New music picks from Pelvis Wrestley, NOOK Turner, the Teeta, and more

Music, Nov. 2, 2023

Watch This: The Hushabyes Debut on Lindsey Verrill’s New New Sincerity Label
Watch This: The Hushabyes Debut on Lindsey Verrill’s New New Sincerity Label
The Jenny Carson-led band premieres an ominous video for “Sleep”

Music, Oct. 19, 2023

Mexico City/Austin Trio Demons My Friends and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Mexico City/Austin Trio Demons My Friends and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Plus the debut of Radio Coffee’s new location and Natalie Jane Hill’s Texas return

Music, Oct. 19, 2023

Review: Harvest Thieves, <i>As the Sparks Fly Upward</i>
Review: Harvest Thieves, As the Sparks Fly Upward
Long-awaited alt.country LP sets the political against the personal

Music, Oct. 19, 2023

Quin NFN, corook, ​​and More Highlights From Sunday at ACL Fest
Quin NFN, corook, ​​and More Highlights From Sunday at ACL Fest
From viral “If I Were a Fish” to M83’s essential “Midnight City”

Music, Oct. 16, 2023

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