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Bomb Threat Cancels Roots Show at Fair Market
Update: Police arrested 26-year-old Trevor Weldon Ingram for issuing a terroristic threat on Saturday night.

9:55PM Sat. Mar. 17, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Keith Urban
Stubb’s was just over half full when Keith Urban emerged at 11pm on Friday night, and considerably under that by the end of his 80-minute, 16-song set. Though the country superstar and SXSW keynote speaker gave a genuinely enthusiastic performance, mainstream country has never found its footing at the festival, and with good reason. It’s not very good.

3:00PM Sat. Mar. 17, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: A Tribute to Blaze Foley
SXSW Film outpaced the conference’s corresponding Music and Interactive festivals this year. It’s telling that two of the latter tracks’ biggest names – Neil Young and Elon Musk, respectively – appeared in support of films.

2:45PM Sat. Mar. 17, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: The Veldt
The Veldt are having a moment. The Raleigh, N.C., band’s creamy mix of psychedelic guitar wash and muted R&B has been cited as an influence by Miguel and the Weeknd.

2:15PM Sat. Mar. 17, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Recap: From CBGB to the World – A Downtown Diaspora
Before punk became a codified sound and style – an aggressive, post-Ramones genre of high-speed chainsaw guitar, minimal chord structures, and black leather jackets – it acted as an umbrella for DIY art and music under difficult (and usually hostile) circumstances. dBs linchpin Chris Stamey ascribed its birth to a NYC “petri dish” named CBGB.

1:55PM Sat. Mar. 17, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Mozart La Para
Reggaeton puts you in a good mood. Its colorful pulses and infectious hooks dictate pause from a world wanting to push you down. Dominican rapper/singer Erickson Fernandez, aka Mozart La Para, led that trope Friday night at Half Step, leading a dance party for everyone within earshot.

1:20PM Sat. Mar. 17, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Review: KUTX – The Breaks
Having bought into the idea that Austin could be a hip-hop city, noncommercial University of Texas frequency KUTX 98.9 took a calculated risk in handpicking Jared “Confucius Jones” Williams and Aaron “Fresh” Knight to host a Saturday night hip-hop show, The Breaks. The station saw it through Friday with an all-local, all-hip-hop SXSW showcase.

12:55PM Sat. Mar. 17, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Clash + Vero Showcase
Sharing space with Stones Throw at the Empire Control Room on Friday night, the Clash + Vero True Social Presents showcase proved the more eclectic of the two. Running over five hours, the bill featured a wide-ranging stacking of velvet crooners, unconventional R&B songstresses, braggadocio bangers, and bubbly funk rappers.

12:20PM Sat. Mar. 17, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Thank You for Sweating
There weren’t any cell phones on the dance floor at Kingdom on Friday night. The absence of that ubiquitous appliance beaming LED light into the club was triumphal. For once, people busied themselves by enjoying the moment, which included dancing to samples of Melle Mel’s “White Lines.”

11:50AM Sat. Mar. 17, Christina Garcia Read More | Comment »

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