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Organ Great James Polk Works Wonders Outside the Limelight

We speak with Austin’s esteemed multi-instrumentalist and former arranger for Ray Charles

Music Feature, Jan. 17, 2019

Sun Ra’s Cosmic Jazz Epic Space Is the Place Touches Down

Screens Feature, Jan. 10, 2019

The Best Albums of 2018 by Genre

Hip-hop, metal, pop, and more picks from our critics

Music Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

Best Live Music Performances of 2018

The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet

Music Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

Tomar Williams Hones Four Decades of Soul

Breakout of his family band, the performer seizes on his pop, soul, R&B, and hip-hop successes and failures in Tomar & the FCs

Music Feature, Nov. 15, 2018

I Am a Filipino and This Is How We Cook

Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Lil Wayne

NOLA rapper brings the uproar

Music Feature, Oct. 18, 2018

ACL Live Review: Lil Wayne

NOLA rapper brings the uproar

Music Daily, Oct. 14, 2018 10:05 AM

ACL Live Review: Noname

Windy City MC cements her brand

Music Daily, Oct. 13, 2018 9:05 AM

Father John Misty

Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Curtis Harding

Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Travis Scott


Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Janelle Monáe

Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

ACL Live Review: Janelle Monáe

A powerful feminine tomorrow arrived yesterday – finally

Music Daily, Oct. 8, 2018 10:50 AM

ACL Live Review: Curtis Harding

Georgia soulman masterfully transcends classic influences

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2018 9:10 AM

ACL Live Review: Father John Misty

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Tillman

Music Daily, Oct. 6, 2018 11:50 AM


Room 25

Music Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

Father John Misty

God's Favorite Customer

Music Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Curtis Harding

Atlanta soul raconteur stays true to the song

Music Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

Make Some Noise for Native Rhymesayer Kydd Jones

With growing national buzz, why isn’t Austin paying attention?

Music Feature, Sep. 27, 2018

Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods

The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography

Music Feature, Sep. 13, 2018

Hosea Hargrove Passes

Austin bluesman influenced the Vaughan Brothers among others

Music Daily, Sep. 5, 2018 3:30 PM

The Touchdowns That Changed Texas

Civil rights and sports mix in Breaking Down Barriers: The C.R. Roberts Story

Screens Feature, Aug. 30, 2018

Riders Against the Storm Goes “OverUnder”

Ahead of their fest, RAS dish new single

Music Daily, Aug. 20, 2018 12:40 PM

Sam Smith Channels Luther Vandross

UK pop star leaves the Erwin Center rapt

Music Daily, Jul. 23, 2018 11:25 AM

Kendrick Lamar Humbles COTA

The most important rapper of our time demonstrates why

Music Daily, May. 19, 2018 12:55 PM


Fresh Lies, Vol. I

Music Review, May. 10, 2018

Panda Bear

A Day With the Homies

Music Review, Apr. 26, 2018

The Elephant in the Room

Fucking Fuck Fuck Fuck

Music Review, Apr. 12, 2018

SXSW Music Review: KUTX – The Breaks

The state of local hip-hop

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2018 12:55 PM

SXSW Panel Recap: Alex Rodriguez

Baseball legend on getting Back in the Game

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2018 12:43 PM

SXSW Panel Recap: Spike Lee Master Class

Audience with a master turns bizarre

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2018 11:43 AM

SXSW Film Review: Alt-Right: Age of Rage

Doc is a serviceable primer on white supremacy for the uninformed

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2018 11:20 AM

Kydd Jones

After backing all kinds of rap/R&B/soul luminaries, Kydd Jones is putting his own sound on the front burner

Music Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Palo Duro

Singer-wongwriter Michael Winningham on the story behind his genre-fusion debut, Ryou Cannon

Music Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Tracy Morgan on Almost Dying, The Last O.G., and Being Barbershop Famous

SNL star goes back to the gentrified hood at SXSW

Screens Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Rap Trio Third Root's Trill Pedagogy

Ultra-enlightened hip-hop crew set to school the Austin Music Awards

Music Feature, Feb. 1, 2018


Music for Enchanted Rock

Music Review, Feb. 1, 2018

Lou Rebecca

Lou Rebecca

Music Review, Jan. 25, 2018

Out of the Eyes of Babes

AFS and AISD bring young filmmakers into focus

Screens Feature, Jan. 18, 2018

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