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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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Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018

80 local picks from Molly Burch to Brownout

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

Charles Bradley

Black Velvet Deluxe Box

Music Review, Dec. 6, 2018

Curtis Roush

Cosmic Campfire Music

Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018


Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018



Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

ACL Live Review: Khruangbin

Most can’t pronounce their name, but they can dance to it

Music Daily, Oct. 8, 2018 10:25 AM

ACL Live Review: Residente

More Spanish-language ACL headliners, por favor

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2018 11:17 AM

ACL Live Review: Jungle

A distinctly sun-drenched, West Coast vibe from the UK

Music Daily, Oct. 6, 2018 10:55 AM

ACL Fest Interview: Durand Jones & the Indications

Soul quintet blesses the fest

Music Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Interview: Khruangbin

Houston trio transforms rare grooves into a trance-inducing tapestry

Music Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

The Gospel According to Lee Fields

Soul man tells it all ahead of Saturday’s ice cream social

Music Daily, Jun. 22, 2018 11:30 AM


Fear of a Brown Planet

Music Review, Jun. 21, 2018

Unplugged: Lowering the Volume of the Live Music Capital

Ley Line, Aaron Stephens, Team Goodtimes, Uncle Pie Hole, and more grounded sounds

Music Feature, May. 17, 2018

Betty Harris Understands

Soul singer finally gets her due

Music Daily, Mar. 29, 2018 9:00 AM

Future R&B and Old Soul Acts at SXSW Music

Lee Fields & the Expressions, Oshun, and 9 more soul sets to catch

Music Feature, Mar. 14, 2018

SXSW Music Interview: Tunde Olaniran

Flint, Mich., artist writes anthems for outcasts

Music Feature, Mar. 14, 2018

Tomar & the FCs

Frontman Tomar Williams on the soul music that stitched together his fivepiece

Music Feature, Mar. 8, 2018


Afro-Colombian funk crew connects disparate dots of diasporic music across the Americas

Music Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017

Consensus on the best local platters

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

Kalu & the Electric Joint Record Review

Time Undone (Spaceflight)

Music Feature, Dec. 14, 2017

Sunny & the Sunliners

Mr. Brown Eyed Soul

Music Review, Nov. 21, 2017

ACL Review: Jamila Woods

Lyrical fist of the black female experience

Music Daily, Oct. 9, 2017 9:10 AM

ACL Review: Ice Cube

N.W.A rapper hasn’t been subsumed into actor

Music Daily, Oct. 8, 2017 11:35 AM

ACL Review: Jay-Z

King MC brings his A game

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2017 11:50 AM

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews

The Boy Who Cried Freedom

Music Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

Dr. Lonnie Smith’s B-3 Love Affair

Getting existential with the organ’s greatest suitor

Music Daily, Sep. 29, 2017 10:00 AM

Seun Kuti Is Black Change

Afrobeat scion sieges Mohawk on Thursday

Music Daily, Sep. 27, 2017 1:45 PM

Local Musicians on Avoiding the Sophomore Slump

Five trending Austin-hatched acts that sidestepped recording’s biggest pitfall

Music Feature, Aug. 3, 2017

Margaret Moser Tribute: Susan Antone

“If I could do in my lifetime half of what she’s done, I’d be a happy person”

Music Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Kiko Villamizar

Aguas Frías

Music Review, Apr. 27, 2017

SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends

“This is the best shit of the whole South By!”

SXSW Daily, Mar. 19, 2017 1:25 PM

SXSW Music Live: Prince Tribute

Free Auditorium Shores “partyup” rages like 1999

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2017 10:50 AM

SXSW Music Live: Durand Jones & the Indications, Jamila Woods

Old souls, new faces

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2017 1:20 PM

SXSW Panel: G-Funk With Warren G

Barbecue at G’s pad!

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 10:10 AM

All in the Family

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

Animal Kingdom

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

Faces of Death

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

Culinary School

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

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