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Josh Ritter’s Sermon
Releasing an eponymous debut in 1999, Josh Ritter has followed it with seven more albums, written a novel (Bright’s Passage, 2011), and started a family with writer Haley Tanner, all while performing for the world. The Idaho-born New Yorker loads back into the Moody Theater on Thursday with new LP Sermon on the Rocks.

1:00PM Wed. Jan. 13, 2016, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Soul Searching with Jim Lauderdale
Late afternoon, that’s when Jim Lauderdale calls. Appearing at Strange Brew on Thursday, he’s out promoting new LP Soul Searching. Talking to one of Nashville’s most experienced singer-songwriters – covered by George Strait, Dixie Chicks, and Elvis Costello to name three – feels like reconnecting with an old friend. You can hear the smile in his voice.

12:30PM Wed. Jan. 6, 2016, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Blues Lessons with Eve Monsees
Native Austinite Eve Monsees, 32, relishes running Antone’s Record Shop. “I used to go there when I was first starting to play. I learned so much just by setting foot in the door, and it really is an honor to keep it going.” The co-owner and her band squeeze in among the racks Sunday, 3pm, to promote their new disc, You Know She Did.

12:12PM Thu. Dec. 3, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Whitney Rose’s Full House
Prince Edward Island songstress Whitney Rose landed her new Thursday happy hour residency at the Continental Club when Mavericks frontman Raul Malo told club owner Steve Wertheimer about the album he’d just produced for her.

1:00PM Wed. Nov. 18, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Birthday Bash
When Ray Wylie Hubbard walks onstage Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, he’ll be instantly recognizable – with his wild grey hair and bandanna strung through it, grizzly beard, scarfs, and his trademark sunglasses. Sixty-nine years young today, the longtime Wimberley troubadour defies comparison. He’s a creature all his own.

1:00PM Fri. Nov. 13, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

World Series Soundtrack 111
The 111th World Series, Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets, begins tonight in the former city for a two-night stint before heading to Queens on Friday. While the Royals made it to their first World Series in nearly three decades last year, neither they nor the Mets have won since the mid-Eighties. Time to cue up Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days.”

11:55AM Tue. Oct. 27, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

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John Lennon’s 75th Birthday
John Lennon would’ve been 75 today. Austin’s Stephen Doster thus leads his #9 Orchestra in celebrating its 25th annual tribute to the late Beatle. From 2:30-4pm, Jody Denberg hosts an on-air tribute for KUTX 98.9 anchored by the #9 Orchestra. The party then continues at Threadgill’s downtown, 8pm. Guests for both include Shinyribs, Gurf Morlix, myself.

11:00AM Fri. Oct. 9, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Austin's One Ounce Opera vs. Nickelback
It's difficult enough to sing a demanding aria … without trying to sing the demanding aria while wearing a pair of headphones that are blasting Nickelback into your ears.

11:00AM Tue. Sep. 29, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Will Johnson’s New Paradigm
Will Johnson’s enthralled audiences since college in Denton. Now 44, he’s become a songwriter Jason Isbell and Patterson Hood quote. His new album Swan City Vampires is a masterpiece of folk, Americana, and punk rock. Its CD release happens today at Waterloo Records, 5pm.

10:00AM Fri. Sep. 25, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

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