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Raoul Hernandez


TWITTER: @ChroniclyRaoul

A San Francisco native who arrived fresh out of graduate school to his mother’s hometown of San Antonio in 1992, Raoul Hernandez began writing for the Chronicle that year, moved to Austin the following spring, and has been Music Editor since 1994.

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Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018

80 local picks from Molly Burch to Brownout

Music Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

The Best Albums of 2018 by Genre

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

Music Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

Portrayal of Guilt

Let Pain Be Your Guide

Music Review, Nov. 21, 2018


Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

ACL Live Review: Metallica

Hardwired act to follow

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2018 12:40 PM

ACL Live Review: Greta Van Fleet

The Darkness 2.0

Music Daily, Oct. 6, 2018 10:25 AM

Robert Plant Carries Fire

Ex-Austin deities sell out three nights at the Moody Theater

Music Daily, Oct. 2, 2018 8:35 AM

Joe Ely

Full Circle: The Lubbock Tapes

Music Review, Aug. 23, 2018

ELO Times Out

Synth-pop perfectionists turn to stone

Music Daily, Aug. 15, 2018 2:00 PM

Ponty Bone (1939-2018)

They didn’t call the accordionist Mr. South Austin for nothing

Music Daily, Jul. 13, 2018 12:45 PM

Terror Fest Interview: Primitive Man

Music Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

Terror Fest Picks

Music Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

Bob Schneider Ages Gracefully on Blood and Bones

New LP finds emotional resonance in personal experience

Music Feature, Jun. 7, 2018

Steve Van Zandt’s Soulfire

Springsteen henchman and Sopranos boss hits the road and classrooms

Music Daily, May. 24, 2018 9:00 AM

Charley Crockett

Lonesome as a Shadow

Music Review, May. 10, 2018

Levitation Review: Imarhan, Superfónicos

Lifting off from an international tidal pool

Music Daily, Apr. 28, 2018 10:45 AM

Denny Laine Saves the World

British Invasion pioneer played it, sang it, saw it all

Music Daily, Apr. 26, 2018 9:00 AM

Bob Schneider’s Just Making It Up

Pre-eminent Austin Music Awards winner teases new LP

Music Daily, Apr. 25, 2018 11:00 AM

Tapping Into the New Old Settler’s Music Festival

Checking in with Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, the women of I'm With Her, and more

Music Feature, Apr. 19, 2018

SXSW Music Review: Gang of Youths

Aussie hitmakers begin their North American takeover

Music Daily, Mar. 15, 2018 12:30 PM

The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience

Thirty-four awards and six musical sets in 211 minutes

Music Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience

Thirty-four awards and six musical sets in 211 minutes

Music Daily, Mar. 1, 2018 12:01 PM

The Midnight Stroll

Western Static

Music Review, Feb. 1, 2018

Doom Side of the Moon


Music Review, Feb. 1, 2018


Haunted by Rock & Roll

Music Review, Feb. 1, 2018

Mammoth Grinder

Cosmic Crypt

Music Review, Feb. 1, 2018

Where Does Margo Price Get Off?

Willie, Billy, Loretta, and Nashville’s crossover queen

Music Daily, Jan. 25, 2018 9:00 AM

SXSW List No. 4

Dan Auerbach’s father and 118 other acts

Music Daily, Jan. 18, 2018 10:15 AM

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017

Consensus on the best local platters

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Top 10 National Albums of 2017

National themed lists

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

2017 Music Critics Poll

Best roadshow, best new local acts, R.I.P.s, etc.

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Holiday Viewing: Gremlins

Classic black comedy has the blues

Screens Daily, Dec. 8, 2017 12:01 AM

The Beatles / The Rolling Stones

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition), Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary Special Edition)

Music Review, Dec. 7, 2017


Vol. 5: Back to the Armadillo

Music Review, Nov. 30, 2017



Music Review, Nov. 21, 2017

Sound on Sound Review: Cannibal Corpse

Into the pit

Music Daily, Nov. 11, 2017 11:57 AM

Another Epic Austin City Limits HOF

Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash, Neville Brothers, and LBJ honored

Music Daily, Oct. 26, 2017 1:15 PM

John Fogerty Won’t Back Down

From Pete Seeger and Tom Petty to the romance of the Sixties

Music Daily, Oct. 25, 2017 4:00 PM

ACL Review: White Reaper

Clash meets Go-Go’s meets Pixies meets Thin Lizzy

Music Daily, Oct. 16, 2017 11:47 AM

ACL Review: Thundercat

Bass prodigy resurrects Seventies fusion

Music Daily, Oct. 8, 2017 10:45 AM

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