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Kahron Spearman

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Magna Carda

Somewhere Between

Music Review, Aug. 10, 2017

Candace Bellamy


Music Review, Aug. 10, 2017


Over the Covers EP

Music Review, Aug. 10, 2017

From Dada to Dogme

Julian Rosefeldt’s ambitious Manifesto showcases the prowess of Cate Blanchett

Screens Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

Meet Austin’s Funk Prodigy D-Madness

Blind purveyor of soul, hip-hop, and reggae takes us behind the curtain

Music Feature, Jul. 27, 2017

Good News for Mélat

Final clip from singer’s debut advances new LP and festival trifecta

Music Daily, Jul. 25, 2017 12:05 PM

American Dreams by Maneikis

Rapper’s addiction ode saves souls

Music Daily, Jul. 12, 2017 12:45 PM

Omenihu: Dream Killers Bow to TLC

Local rhymesayer’s affirmation of overcoming scrubdom

Music Daily, Jul. 11, 2017 2:20 PM

RAS Day Expands

Riders Against the Storm fest up two days, Aug. 18-19

Music Daily, Jun. 29, 2017 9:30 AM

DJ Brimlo & Bavu Blakes

The Comeback Story

Music Review, Jun. 22, 2017


Born to Love You EP

Music Review, Jun. 22, 2017

My Obsession: The Carmichael Show

Pushing boundaries with NBC's sitcom

Screens Column, Jun. 22, 2017

Original Gangstas: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

Music Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Anastasia’s One of a Kind

Local femcee gets sexy in new video

Music Daily, Jun. 13, 2017 12:30 PM

Sigur Rós Strips Down to Spellbinding

First of two nights finds Icelanders in a live trio format

Music Daily, Jun. 10, 2017 1:55 PM

MC Sertified Arrives at a Crossroads

South Austin rapper doesn’t want to leave his hometown, but he may have to

Music Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Eliot Lipp


Music Review, Jun. 8, 2017

Branden Rex Stays Positive

ATX MC spreads his "Wings" on skate clip

Music Daily, Jun. 6, 2017 12:20 PM

Dat Boy Supa Takes You Higher

Second video from rapper’s still fresh sophomore disc

Music Daily, May. 31, 2017 1:25 PM

Drum Dynamo J.J. Johnson’s Saving Grace

Powerhouse Austin drummer strips down to his bare essence

Music Feature, May. 25, 2017

DJ Brimlo

Awkward Love Letters

Music Review, May. 25, 2017

PJ Harvey Troubles the Water

Stubb’s sell-out offers little hope yet God-like force

Music Daily, Apr. 29, 2017 2:22 PM

The Oddisee

Rising rapper journeys past ego to societal disconnect

Music Daily, Apr. 27, 2017 9:00 AM

A New Sound & Vision for RAS

Grassroots hip-hop twosome gets serious

Music Daily, Apr. 26, 2017 2:30 PM

Trumpet Constant Ephraim Owens Won’t Be Rushed

New Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee substitutes kindness and ubiquity for a back catalog

Music Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Malik Posts Second Awakening Clip

Homegrown rapper continues visualizing his 2017 hip-hop standout

Music Daily, Mar. 22, 2017 3:00 PM

SXSW Music Live: Stones Throw Showcase

L.A. hip-hop imprint throws another closing-night banger

SXSW Daily, Mar. 19, 2017 12:30 PM

SXSW Music Live: D.R.A.M., Talib Kweli, Benjamin Booker, Tkay Maidza

Rappin’, rockin’, bangin’

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2017 11:35 AM

SXSW Music Live: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live

Where’s Russell Simmons when you need him?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2017 12:15 PM

SXSW Music Live: Showtime Presents Nick Waterhouse, Grandmaster Flash

Waterhouse sets the stage, Flash torches it

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 12:47 PM

SXSW Music Live: UK Grime

Mutt mixture of hip-hop, bass music, garage

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2017 12:25 PM

SXSW Music: Must-See Hip-Hop

Rap royalty and rising stars

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Wednesday Record Reviews


Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Karriem Riggins

Headnod Suite

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017


Barrio God Vol. 1

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Little Simz

Stillness in Wonderland

Music Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Film Review: This Is Your Death

Would you kill yourself on TV for money?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 1:25 AM

SXSW Panel: The Messy Truth With Van Jones

CNN commentator takes on our new reality television society

Screens Daily, Mar. 11, 2017 1:10 PM

SXSW Film Review: Fits and Starts

Wyatt Cenac is a born movie star (just don't tell him that)

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2017 12:38 PM

SXSW Music Interview: Robert Glasper

"Jazz musicians, we feel the need to always educate people.”

Music Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

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