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Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018

“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.

Music Column, Dec. 13, 2018

Name Sayers


Music Review, Dec. 13, 2018

Croom and Amakiya Are Human Too

Collaboration signals solo turn for Chantell Moody

Music Daily, Dec. 10, 2018 12:55 PM

Wood & Wire Nominated for Grammy

Austin pickers earn Best Bluegrass Album nod

Music Daily, Dec. 8, 2018 12:37 PM

Go Fever Wants You to Feel

Huge-sounding new single previews Daydream Hawker

Music Daily, Dec. 7, 2018 11:47 AM

Playback: And the Armadillos Went Wild

Threadgill’s World Headquarters goes the way of its predecessor, the Armadillo World Headquarters, plus Black Fret offers more than just money

Music Column, Dec. 6, 2018

Bob Dylan

More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14

Music Review, Dec. 6, 2018

Playback: Compose Like a Pro

Graham Reynolds teaches musicians how to score ... film

Music Column, Nov. 29, 2018

Second SXSW 2019 Band List

Black Midi, Jealous of the Birds, Deerhunter, and 247 others

Music Daily, Nov. 28, 2018 10:00 AM

Playback Punches Out

After six years and 388,000 words, "Playback" hands off the music column

Music Column, Nov. 21, 2018

The Reputations

Electric Power

Music Review, Nov. 21, 2018

Playback: 2018-19 Austin Music Poll Ballot

Kevin Curtin votes in the only election that matters, and you can too

Music Column, Nov. 15, 2018

Jason Isbell Headlines Old Settler’s 2019

Brandi Carlile, Del McCoury, and Los Legends also stock initial lineup

Music Daily, Nov. 13, 2018 9:00 AM

Musician Hurt in Panhandler Attack Outside Show

Assault highlights worsening criminality in the live music district

Music Daily, Nov. 12, 2018 11:25 AM

BMI to Open Austin Office

Performance rights organization landing locally in 2019

Music Daily, Nov. 8, 2018 9:01 AM

Playback: The Indestructible Mr. Lewis

The trials and tribulations of Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, plus a UtopiaFest report, and the passing of Seth Gibbs

Music Column, Nov. 8, 2018

Album Premiere: Sydney Wright

Adventurous pop songwriter delivers with Seiche

Music Daily, Nov. 7, 2018 1:25 PM

Sound Tribe Sector 9

UtopiaFest, Sat. November 3, 11pm

Music Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

Superfónicos & Julie Oliver Get the Vote Out

Election Confession pairs U.S. House hopeful with Latin funk outfit

Music Daily, Oct. 29, 2018 11:35 AM

Moving Panoramas’ Baby Blues

Leslie Sisson & Co. return doubly dense

Music Daily, Oct. 25, 2018 12:45 PM

Playback: Seth Gibbs Promises to Fight

Cancer stricken pop savant crafts his NOT-posthumous album

Music Column, Oct. 25, 2018

Crowdfunding Kyle Shutt

With Sword on hiatus, guitarist plots solo album

Music Daily, Oct. 23, 2018 8:00 AM

Playback: Agent of Change Returns

New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution

Music Column, Oct. 18, 2018

Mark Deutrom Questions Happiness

Ex-Melvins local previews new LP

Music Daily, Oct. 17, 2018 11:45 AM

SXSW 2019 Reveals Initial Artist List

Amanda Palmer, Oh Sees, Laura Jane Grace, Swervedriver and 236 more

Music Daily, Oct. 17, 2018 11:00 AM

ACL Fest Spoilers

As ACL’s second weekend dawns, here are the most unforgettable moments from week one

Music Column, Oct. 11, 2018

ACL Live Review: Shame

Sunday morning songs of (post-punk) praise

Music Daily, Oct. 8, 2018 9:10 AM

ACL Fest Interview: Shakey Graves

Native Austinite looks to schmooze his inspirations at ACL

Music Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

Playback: Everyone Keeps Asking Me for ACL Fest Passes

Here's why ...

Music Column, Oct. 4, 2018

Utopia Fest Relocates to Reveille Peak Ranch

Fall music fest moves within Burnet County

Music Daily, Oct. 3, 2018 3:35 PM

Indoor Creature: Hot AF

New video links local pop outfit with rapper/producer Malik

Music Daily, Oct. 1, 2018 11:45 AM

Beto & Willie Rally the Resistance

Nelson unveils new song “Vote ’Em Out”

Music Daily, Sep. 30, 2018 11:47 AM

Playback – Lords of the Dance: TC Superstar

TC Superstar promotes body movement, Dallas Acid get blissed with Laraaji, a black metal binge, and Trouble in the Streets breaks rules

Music Column, Sep. 27, 2018

One in a Crowd

Black comedy Duncan needs your crowdfunding help

Screens Column, Sep. 27, 2018

Wayne Kramer Still Kicks Out the Jams

MC5 founder talks politics, prison, and the art of double guitar solos

Music Daily, Sep. 24, 2018 11:30 AM

Playback – Typecast: David Yow & Brett Bradford

Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard in their new roles, plus a Twin Peaks themed concert

Music Column, Sep. 20, 2018

Big Bill Spins Heads With 360° Video

Freak-punk quartet “Loitering” in VR

Music Daily, Sep. 17, 2018 10:25 AM

R.I.P. MC Overlord

Groundbreaking local rapper seeded ATX hip-hop like no other

Music Daily, Sep. 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Threadgill’s WHQ Will Close After Thanksgiving

Eddie Wilson done “clinging to the curb”

Music Feature, Sep. 13, 2018

Micael Priest 1951-2018

Austin’s godfather of poster art moves on

Music Daily, Sep. 12, 2018 4:00 PM

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