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Vanilla Ice Cancels Austin Show After Blowback
Today, Vanilla Ice announced cancellation of his performance at Emerald Point Bar & Grill’s Independence Day Throwback Beach Party on Friday over public condemnation of the event.

1:15PM Thu. Jul. 2, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

In Austin, Where Nearly All Concerts are Canceled, Vanilla Ice Set to Perform Friday
Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order last Friday closing all bars due to an expected surge in COVID-19 cases effectively put an end to those in-person concerts still taking place locally. One notable exception: Vanilla Ice at Emerald Point Bar & Grill on Friday.

3:35PM Wed. Jul. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

ACL Festival Cancels 2020 Event
In an announcement that comes as no surprise to anyone following national festival news – or global health news for that matter – ACL Fest will not take place in 2020. Organizers today announced dates for next year’s event, which remains a two-weekend affair: October 1-3 and October 8-10.

10:43AM Wed. Jul. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Miss Lavelle White Says “Keep Your Mask On”
Miss Lavelle White’s trying not to catch anything. The soul and funk purveyor today unveils a new song called “Keep Your Mask On,” wherein the source amplifies the message. This weekend, the Austin treasure turns 91, which according to ample documentation, increases her risk susceptibility to COVID-19.

12:00PM Tue. Jun. 30, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Shirley Zhu Gives A Fuvk
“I answered these as best I could, but very sorry if it sounds like I’m filling out a college app,” emails Shirley Zhu of lush bedroom pop project Fuvk. “I have trouble with informal writing!” Actually, as Rachel Rascoe opined of recent, minute-long song “Will I See You Soon” from four-tune Bandcamp EP Singles, “As usual, Shirley Zhu knows just what to say.”

10:00AM Tue. Jun. 30, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Checking In: The Teeta Chills
“I had this doomsday scenario that would end in mass anarchy and transition into one government and global economy,” Trenton Anthony (aka The Teeta) told Kahron Spearman for our cover feature on COVID-19 in local music communities of color. “From there, I stocked up on essentials day by day, and took out a lump sum of cash just in case the banks crashed.”

12:22PM Mon. Jun. 29, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Watch: Trouble in the Streets’ Desert Dystopia
After crafting videos for bands like Boogarins in his native Brazil, director Cléver Cardoso (Granada Filmes) linked up with locals Trouble in the Streets while taking a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin.

11:00AM Mon. Jun. 29, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Tejano Innovator Manuel “Cowboy” Donley Passes at 92
Austin’s Manuel Donley, a singer, guitarist and bandleader whose unique musical vision fused Mexican styles with American instrumentation and sophisticated orchestral arrangements, died Sunday morning at the age of 92. His career, which began in the Forties, helped define Tejano music.

2:55PM Sun. Jun. 28, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Goes Virtual
Over the last 47 years, myriad locales have hosted Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic: Southpark Meadows, Carl’s Corner in the Hill Country, Luckenbach, the Backyard at Bee Cave, Fort Worth’s Stockyards, and – since 2015 – the F1 track at Circuit of the Americas. Next week, for the first time ever, the Picnic transmits digitally only.

12:25PM Fri. Jun. 26, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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