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Future Museum Salvages Un-CAN-ny Performance
On Halloween, prolific ambient maestro Neil Lord, who records and performs locally as Future Museums, issued 39 minutes of high density cosmic Krautrock imbued with double drums and icy violin. The exceptional cassette, circulated by Aural Canyon, bears the title Damo’s Dream.

10:33AM Mon. Nov. 9, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Nemegata Pieces Together “El Rompecabezas”
“Ancestral post-punk: battering beats and guitar clamor build a buzzing hysteria like the whole of Hycha Wy.” So ventured the Chronicle in July when the South American power trio from Austin dropped its full-length bow. Local producer Beto Martinez put it more succinctly: “The Nirvana of Colombian rock folklórico.” Take “El Rompecabezas,” for example.

11:27AM Fri. Nov. 6, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Billy Joe Shaver Dead at 81
Billy Joe Shaver left this world today at a hospital in Waco. According to local sources, the country music legend died from a stroke. The singer was 81.

12:12PM Wed. Oct. 28, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Johnny Nicholas Moans in the Moonlight
Hilltop Cafe patriarch Johnny Nicholas boasts his own stage, but that didn’t level the pandemic playing field when releasing Mistaken Identity, a leather-warm platter of Southern blues traditionalism. Glowing Nicholas’ primal voice, stripped-n-steely instrumental intimacy, and downhome truth, LPs like this launched the Austin tourism industry.

10:10AM Wed. Oct. 28, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Matthew Logan Vasquez Lives In Parallel Universes
First disc since 2014, Delta Spirit’s fifth LP What Is There leans hi-fi, lo-fi, DIY. “The song cycle seeks to make sense of the past decade for [bandleader Matthew Logan] Vasquez, and sonically unwinds itself from the high tension A-side to smoother, more assured back-half,” wrote Doug Freeman in a Sept. lead review. “It also works back the band’s sound.”

10:10AM Tue. Oct. 27, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Jerry Jeff Walker Brought the Magic (1942-2020)
There’s a famous photograph by onetime Austin photographer Ken Hoge of Roky Erickson, Doug Sahm, and Jerry Jeff Walker onstage together locally at Gemini’s in 1977. There may be no better encapsulation of Austin in the Seventies than that photo.

6:15PM Sat. Oct. 24, 2020, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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Be Like Bastrop: Tour Music Capital Satellite in New Jonas Wilson Long-Form Video
“Be Like the Water,” today’s second drop from the upcoming solo debut by Jonas Wilson, delivers a double barrel curl. Most importantly, inside the guitarist’s Science Fiction Post Blues dwells all the right ghosts in the machine. That the aqua reverberator simultaneously courses through a 20-minute tease of Bastrop distributes justice for all.

10:10AM Fri. Oct. 23, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Friday’s Latinx Mega-Stream Proclaims Rock the Border, Stop the Wall, and Vote!
For Beto Martinez, the cultural synthesis of growing up in Laredo near the Texas/Mexico border, proved formative.

7:30AM Fri. Oct. 23, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Sound Unseen Drops Full Playlist
Get ready for a heavy story with pounding rhythms: Sound Unseen Film/Music Festival, the hybrid tunes and flicks fest from Minneapolis that's opening a second virtual stage in Austin during the pandemic, has announced that Sound of Metal will be this year's opening night film.

6:36PM Wed. Oct. 21, 2020, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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