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Ex-Margin Walker Principals Mint New Music Events Company: Resound
When Austin’s most prominent independent concert promoters, Margin Walker, closed last December during a pandemic that brought the live music business to its knees, the owners essentially assured a post COVID-19 return.

11:30AM Mon. Jun. 7, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Two Player Will Only Release Their Album If You Donate to HAAM
It’s not altogether uncommon for a band to donate the proceeds from a recording to a worthy nonprofit, but one Austin group says they’ll only release their album if it first generates $3,250 for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

10:00AM Tue. Jun. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

At Mohawk’s Reopening, an Air of Gratefulness and Growth
442 days. That’s how long it’s been since an airborne virus shut down one of Austin’s favorite stages. On Thursday, a U.S. Congressman – of all people – welcomed us back.

12:15PM Fri. May 28, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Black Pumas Touch the Sky Live
Eric Burton’s not afraid of the coronavirus. At least not last night, as he lunged into the adoring, largely unmasked crowd at the Red River venue for selfies and group singalongs. His band, hometown heroes Black Pumas, kicked off a historic five-night run at Stubb’s Wednesday, a live stand originally scheduled for this month last year.

11:05AM Thu. May 27, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

A Giant Dog Teases Impending Concept Album
Bashing out a sequence of career-spanning sing-alongs to attendees of a private backyard concert on Friday, A Giant Dog revealed the show’s close: the live debut of a forthcoming album in its entirety.

4:20PM Mon. May 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Ley Line & Nané Reopen Paramount Theatre with Spiritual Lift
Friday night at the Paramount Theatre felt more like a family reunion than a show, an experience replaying at venues across Austin lately. The energy and joyfulness from the sold-out, half-capacity crowd matched that onstage from Ley Line and Nané, with chatter and hugs during the intermissions as enthusiastic as the response to the performances.

3:13PM Mon. May 24, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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KUT/KUTX Will No Longer Manage the Cactus Cafe
Ending a decade-long run, KUT/KUTX will no longer manage the Cactus Cafe. As reported by the Chronicle this month, the 10-year management agreement between UT’s University Unions division and the radio station expired last fall. The previous agreement, a “Memorandum of Understanding,” extended temporarily as discussions continued into 2021.

3:00PM Fri. May 21, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Mad Whit Subdivides the Psyche in Striking “Yeah, She Says” Video
Multi-roling: when an actor plays multiple characters in a theatrical performance. Mad Whit carries out such an effort in the video for her new single “Yeah, She Says,” except that each distinct personification represents a part of one individual: the ego, the higher self, and the enemy within.

11:11AM Fri. May 21, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

George Strait, Erykah Badu, Billie Eilish, and Black Pumas Highlight an ACL Fest Heavy on Texas Talent
ACL Fest, long anticipated as the first large Austin music festival that would emerge through a waning pandemic, revealed its 2021 lineup this morning: George Strait, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Rüfüs Du Sol, Dababy, and Erykah Badu are set to headline.

11:35AM Thu. May 20, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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