Thomas Fawcett

Thomas Fawcett has been freelancing for The Austin Chronicle since 2007. He likes good music and does not fake the funk.

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Los Coast Album Review
Los Coast Album Review
Samsara (New West)

Music, June 13, 2019

Hot Luck Music Headliners Dig Into the Festival Menu
Hot Luck Music Headliners Dig Into the Festival Menu
Talking turkey with Archers of Loaf, Erika Wennerstrom, Robert Ellis, Sunflower Bean, the Suffers, and PJ Morton

Music, May 23, 2019

Jamaica Dancehall Legend General Smiley on Pioneering the Art Form and Settling in Central Texas
Jamaica Dancehall Legend General Smiley on Pioneering the Art Form and Settling in Central Texas
Austin Reggae Fest standout might as well call Austin home

Music, April 18, 2019

Five Essential Acts to Check Out at the Austin Reggae Festival
Five Essential Acts to Check Out at the Austin Reggae Festival

Music, April 18, 2019

SXSW Music Keynote: Beastie Boys
SXSW Music Keynote: Beastie Boys
Ad-Rock and Mike D remain funny to us, too

SXSW, March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Kokoko!/Bixiga 70/Jojo Abot
SXSW Music Review: Kokoko!/Bixiga 70/Jojo Abot
Afro tsunami lays waste to Sixth Street world music hub

SXSW, March 15, 2019

SXSW Music Review: De La Soul/Black Pumas/Leikeli47
SXSW Music Review: De La Soul/Black Pumas/Leikeli47
Stage barrier can’t contain rock star triad

SXSW, March 14, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Mavis Staples
SXSW Music Review: Mavis Staples
The freedom highway extends all the way to the Clive Bar

SXSW, March 13, 2019

14 R&B Acts to Soothe Your SXSW Soul
14 R&B Acts to Soothe Your SXSW Soul

Music, March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Pink Sweat$
SXSW Music Interview: Pink Sweat$
How a color inspires R&B artist David Bowden’s work

Music, March 13, 2019

Go South of the Border With These 15 Latinx Acts
Go South of the Border With These 15 Latinx Acts

Music, March 13, 2019

SXSW Music Interview: Sávila
Interview: Sávila
Portland trio's cumbia-R&B soothes and cools

Music, March 13, 2019

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Blackillac
ATX rap vets double down with an assist from Gary Clark Jr.

Music, March 7, 2019

Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018
Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018
80 local picks from Molly Burch to Brownout

Music, Dec. 27, 2018

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet

Music, Dec. 27, 2018

Top 10 Box Sets of 2018
Charles Bradley
Black Velvet Deluxe Box (Record Review)

Music, Dec. 6, 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Superfónicos
Suelta (Record Review)

Music, Oct. 11, 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Curtis Roush
Cosmic Campfire Music (Record Review)

Music, Oct. 11, 2018

ACL Live Review: Khruangbin
Live Shot: Khruangbin
Most can’t pronounce their name, but they can dance to it

Music, Oct. 8, 2018

ACL Live Review: Residente
Live Shot: Residente
More Spanish-language ACL headliners, por favor

Music, Oct. 7, 2018

ACL Live Review: Jungle
Live Shot: Jungle
A distinctly sun-drenched, West Coast vibe from the UK

Music, Oct. 6, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Durand Jones & the Indications
ACL Fest Interview: Durand Jones & the Indications
Soul quintet blesses the fest

Music, Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Khruangbin
ACL Fest Interview: Khruangbin
Houston trio transforms rare grooves into a trance-inducing tapestry

Music, Oct. 4, 2018

The Gospel According to Lee Fields
The Gospel According to Lee Fields
Soul man tells it all ahead of Saturday’s ice cream social

Music, June 22, 2018

Texas Platters
Brownout
Fear of a Brown Planet (Record Review)

Music, June 21, 2018

Unplugged: Lowering the Volume of the Live Music Capital
Unplugged: Lowering the Volume of the Live Music Capital
Ley Line, Aaron Stephens, Team Goodtimes, Uncle Pie Hole, and more grounded sounds

Music, May 17, 2018

Betty Harris Understands
Betty Harris Understands
Soul singer finally gets her due

Music, March 29, 2018

SXSW Music Interview: Tunde Olaniran
SXSW Music Interview: Tunde Olaniran
Flint, Mich., artist writes anthems for outcasts

Music, March 14, 2018

Future R&B and Old Soul Acts at SXSW Music
Future R&B and Old Soul Acts at SXSW Music
Lee Fields & the Expressions, Oshun, and 9 more soul sets to catch

Music, March 14, 2018

12 Breakthrough Austin Bands at SXSW Music
Tomar & the FCs
Frontman Tomar Williams on the soul music that stitched together his fivepiece

Music, March 8, 2018

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