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Old Settler’s Music Fest Resets Behind Biggest Headliners to Date
When internal and external politics forced the Old Settler’s Music Festival to relocate from the Salt Lick Pavilion in Drift­wood to a 145-acre ranch just south of Lockhart last year, no one knew whether the three-decades-old event could survive the change. After all, OSMF defined itself by its music community rather than as just another festival.

1:45PM Mon. Apr. 15, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

The Summit on Race in America: Motown at 60
On the five-year anniversary of the Obamas’ visit to the LBJ Auditorium for a Civil Rights Summit, three pillars of the Motown Records cathedral spread the equality of love during a panel at the presidential complex on Wednesday night. In conjunction with the Grammy Museum, the LBJ Library opens an exhibit this week celebrating Motown’s 60th anniversary.

11:11AM Thu. Apr. 11, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Shinyribs Frontman Kevin Russell Will Perform Gourds Set for Electric Lounge Reunion
Open 1993-1998, the Electric Lounge enjoyed an outsized impact on Austin music, nurturing the early careers of Spoon, Fastball, and Graham Reynolds. Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell held down a Tuesday night residency with his band the Gourds, who he’ll pay tribute to Saturday at 3ten ACL Live for a 20-year Electric Lounge reunion extravaganza.

12:01AM Thu. Apr. 11, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

The Summit on Race in America: Songwriters in the Round Panel Recap
Blues scion Shemekia Copeland, songwriter/producer Jimmy Jam (James Samuel Harris III), and Fugees icon Wyclef Jean shared a similar sentiment during a panel moderated by Grammy Museum executive director Robert Santelli on Tuesday afternoon at the LBJ Library during its three-day Summit on Race in America.

1:11PM Wed. Apr. 10, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Video: Pataphysics’ Cubicle Daydream
In the video for Pataphysics’ hyper new single “Computer Chair,” a disenchanted office worker wreaks havoc in corporate cubicles. Former Comedy Bang! Bang! bandleader Reggie Watts also makes an early appearance. Before any of the Eighties-styled visualizations came to be, Austinite Patrick Healy took inspiration from outside the office.

10:00AM Tue. Apr. 9, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Austin Musicians Help Salvage Bauhaus Set
Music’s an unpredictable universe where you sometimes get thrust into unforeseeable situations on a few moments’ notice. That scenario confirmed last week when Austinites Curse Mackey and Rona Rougeheart filled in for goth god Peter Murphy.

2:10PM Mon. Apr. 8, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Q&A: Michael Moorcock Plays Hawkwind
The spirit of Hawkwind lands at Come & Take It Live this weekend in the form of the North American Space Ritual 2019, a Saturday/Sunday load-in organized by Athens, GA., superfan Matt Callen.

12:01AM Thu. Mar. 28, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Utopia Fest Adds a Sweet Party This Weekend
Utopia Fest gets back to basics this weekend, hosting a two-day party at its original location: the Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, Texas. After a turbulent fall for the experiential music gathering, an intimate half-year homecoming looks to reboot the Utopia mojo.

12:45PM Wed. Mar. 27, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Nardwuar Gifts Quin NFN a Copy of the Chronicle in New Video
Nardwuar, notorious Canadian interviewer John Ruskin who’s known for unconventional questions and astonishingly deep research, linked up with burgeoning Austin rapper Quin NFN during South by Southwest.

1:25PM Tue. Mar. 26, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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