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Texas Songwriting Legend Robert Earl Keen Announces Retirement From the Road
The road may go on forever, but a Texas songwriting legend says he won’t be out on it anymore. Robert Earl Keen, a titan of Texas roots music, announced that after more than 30 years he’s hanging up his hat and retiring. At least from playing out on the road and for live audiences.

6:22PM Sun. Jan. 16, Robert Penson Read More | Comment »

Hoping for Normalcy, Leo Rondeau’s Back in the Honky-Tonks
It’s Thursday night, halfway through the last calendar page of 2021, under the red lights of the White Horse stage and Leo Rondeau’s got 150 people twirling, stepping, dipping. Old friends, scrunched to the side of the field of dancers, sing along to the worn-in favorites like “Here’s My Heart.”

9:00AM Fri. Jan. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Fast Rising Family Band We Don’t Ride Llamas Capture Hearts at Free Week
The first time I laid eyes on We Don’t Ride Llamas was via an Instagram clip of the siblings in their practice room playing a faithful and unironic cover of the breakdown from Korn’s “Freak on a Leash.” You know, the part that goes “Da-boom-dah-dah-umm-nah-nah-eemah.”

8:00AM Sun. Jan. 9, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

In the Frigid Cold of a Surging Pandemic, Tear Dungeon’s Blood-Spewing Chaos Made Us Feel Alive
Q: What’s black and white and red all over?
A: Not a fucking newspaper, ya dummy. No, the most accurate answer is Tear Dungeon during Thursday’s Free Week show at Hotel Vegas – and every other night they play live.

2:30PM Sat. Jan. 8, David Brendan Hall Read More | Comment »

The Broken Spoke’s Terri White & More Featured on Queer Eye
The cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye made unexpectedly long stays in Austin after the pandemic interrupted local filming.

8:00AM Sun. Jan. 2, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Spoon’s New Year’s Eve Concert at ACL Live Canceled Over Omicron Concerns
One of Austin’s marquee New Year’s Eve music events is being canceled over COVID concerns – as infections surge with the Omicron variant. Friday’s concert at ACL Live featuring Spoon, John Doe Folk Trio, and Sweet Spirit has been called off. It’s the first prominent 2021 NYE concert to have the plug pulled due to COVID.

11:45AM Wed. Dec. 29, 2021, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Austin FC Enlists Black Joe Lewis to Announce 2022 Schedule
A new video from Austin blues, soul, and rock combustor Black Joe Lewis accompanies the unveiling of Austin FC 2022 gamedays. Filmed at Eastside venue Hotel Vegas, the clip features local soccer supporters decked out in their Verde best. Onstage, Lewis and his band the Honeybears revisit raucous, retro-styled 2017 track “Freakin’ Out.”

1:19PM Wed. Dec. 15, 2021, Rachel Rascoe and Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Behold a Pale Horse: the White Horse Turns Ten with No Signs of an Apocalypse
Humble beginnings are all but mandatory in a good country song. You’re not going to hear many references to growing up with butlers, maids, or mansions on a Johnny Cash record and Merle Haggard never sang a ballad about the challenges of finishing a masters degree.

12:30PM Fri. Dec. 10, 2021, Gary Lindsey Read More | Comment »

Kam Franklin (The Suffers), Jackie Venson & Sailor Poon Play Festive Fest
During a call with Madison Whitaker, the Girls Rock Austin Program Director drives around town delivering meals as part of the nonprofit’s offshoot program to battle local food insecurity.

9:00AM Thu. Dec. 9, 2021, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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