Other Worlds Austin may be a month away, but the SF-centric festival is mining its horror-themed substrata Under Worlds tonight with the U.S. premiere of The Heretics, the latest terrifying creation of the burgeoning terror community of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada.
News broke early Tuesday morning that the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team is officially and actively looking to move to Austin, perhaps as soon as 2019, according to Grant Wahl in Sports Illustrated.
Terrible name, great band. So’s Cage the Elephant, fellow Kentucky burners. Last year, the latter riot act torched an ACL Fest main stage like no less than the Clash. Sunday, again in Zilker Park, White Reaper tore through an hour on the BMI stage as relentlessly as Green Day.
As documented in 2015 film They Will Have to Kill Us First, Mali’s Songhoy Blues fled its home in Timbuktu to avoid prosecution under strict Sharia law, which bans music. A narrative with the indomitable spirit of music defying violent oppression usually puts audiences on an artist’s side long before a single note’s been struck.
When a feature on Elton John’s Beats 1 radio show slingshot single “Edge of Town” to millions of listens, Aussie group Middle Kids hadn’t even played a show yet. Most of their hype is anticipatory, boasting big things to come.
Midland rode into ACL Fest in the wake of a middling industry controversy about whether the fast emerging country stars had paid enough dues to warrant the early success of last month’s debut LP, On the Rocks. Given the adopted Austin trio’s midday set at an overflowing Tito’s tent on Sunday, any protestations of authenticity proved irrelevant.