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SXSW Music Live: City of Austin Showcase
Credit bassist Scott Telles of Austin instrumental spellcasters My Education for knowing just how to fire up Maggie Mae’s rooftop crowd on Tuesday, the second night of SXSW’s music portion. “Can we turn the stage lights down? We’re nothing to look at.”

11:30AM Wed. Mar. 15, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Kevin Morby
The back of the house at the Belmont on Tuesday night resembled Austin on a typical Friday: loud barflies with little to no attention span. From the middle of that throng, you’d have no idea a SXSW showcase was unfolding. A few yards up, down the stairs into the slightly lowered pit, Kevin Morby had the first few rows’ rapt attention.

11:00AM Wed. Mar. 15, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Modern Outsider Showcase
Modern Outsider’s SXSW showcase proved why the imprint earned repeat honors for Best Local Label at this year’s Austin Music Awards. Taking over the inside stage of Cheer Up Charlies, a stellar local lineup kept the house packed throughout the night.

10:45AM Wed. Mar. 15, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: David Vincent
A certifiable legend in the extreme metal universe, North Carolina native David Vincent fronted and played bass for Morbid Angel on and off for the better part of the last three decades until 2015. His new local project offers something else altogether.

10:05AM Wed. Mar. 15, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
On Tuesday, Kesha arrived at SXSW to discuss online bullying with Refinery29’s Chief Content Officer Amy Emmerich. Although she hasn’t released new material in several years, 30-year-old Kesha Rose Sebert (she removed the $ in 2014) has developed a massive fan base in that time – for both her music and her activism.

9:40AM Wed. Mar. 15, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Refugees Record for Free at SXSW
For the past four South by Southwests, Justin Douglas earned a sizable paycheck from Converse by recording bands on behalf of Rubber Tracks, the shoe company’s program offering free studio time to artists with no strings attached.

5:30PM Tue. Mar. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Chrissie Hynde, Talk of the Town
Chrissie Hynde made the most of her 48 hours in Austin. Starting Sunday when the Pretenders opened for Stevie Nicks at the Erwin Center – where she duetted on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” – the Akron, Ohio, tough then upended the Austin Music Awards with impromptu punk. Monday at that same Moody Theater, her 40-year-old band debuted on Austin City Limits.

4:40PM Tue. Mar. 14, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Robert Glasper
“We’re gonna start off on some jazz shit,” said Robert Glasper about Monday night’s one-of-a-kind performance. As such, the Houston pianist/producer led bassist Derrick Hodge, sampler and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin (son of Bobby), sax/keys swing vote Terrace Martin, drummer Marcus Gilmore (grandson of Roy Haynes), and trumpet star Christian Scott.

2:45PM Tue. Mar. 14, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Live: Cindy Wilson
As one-quarter of the B-52s, Cindy Wilson doesn’t demand much sell here in Austin. Her performance outside at Sidewinder on the first night of SXSW Music showcases proved that. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of her New Wave rock lobsters, but the singer endeavored down a new, psychedelic path of overdubbed vocals and swirling, heavy-lidded grooves.

2:15PM Tue. Mar. 14, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

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