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Horror Fans for Harvey Relief
Artists have been lining up to hold Hurricane Harvey fundraisers. Now it's the metal and horror community's turn, as the organizers of the inaugural Death By Festival are turning the event into Come and Give It – a charity event for people and animals affected by the storm.

2:00PM Sat. Sep. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Shred for Bread
At the climax of 1986 film Crossroads, Ralph Macchio engages in a heated guitar duel orchestrated by the devil himself in hopes of winning back the soul of elderly bluesman Willie Brown. The Karate Kid’s shreddy blues prove too hot for his challenger, Steve Vai, who collapses to the ground while trying to bend a note on the 24th fret of high E.

3:15PM Wed. Sep. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

War of the Folk Fests
“Putting a music festival on top of another just isn’t the Old Settler’s vibe, is it?” So asked – rhetorically – Old Settler’s Music Festival Executive Director Jean Spivey on Monday after learning that the new Driftwood Music Festival would debut next spring on the same date as OSMF and in the same location from which the latter was recently evicted.

3:10PM Tue. Sep. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Drums & Tuba Reunite in Austin
Drums & Tuba, a breakout act from Austin’s creatively crazed underground scene of the Nineties, is reassembling after a decade of dormancy. They’ll bring it all back home with a long-awaited local show in October.

12:35PM Tue. Sep. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Gimme Shelter: A Song for Margaret Moser
A storm pounded St. David’s North the night my son was born in 2014. The electrical system buckled on our way with him to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Near midnight last Friday, Margaret Moser died during Hurricane Harvey. Email from a concerned friend the day before summed up these life and death events: “The storm is threatening.”

4:20PM Fri. Sep. 1, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Live Music This Weekend, Sept. 1-4
Stay hydrated, pack earplugs, and keep the party going an extra 24 hours for the long-awaited Labor Day weekend.

8:00AM Fri. Sep. 1, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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John Dwyer’s Oh Sees Ethic
Providence-born California transplant, John Dwyer set the gold standard for a constant stream of pummeling output. After 20 years leading various acts including the Coachwhips and Damaged Bug, the multi-instrumentalist has become god-like within punk. His most prolific project, Oh Sees, plays Hotel Vegas on Labor Day.

3:45PM Wed. Aug. 30, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

Protextor Meets Brother Bear
Years ago, two young artists shared a day job selling nicknacks, doodads, and accoutrements at Toy Joy. Then, Matt Puckett and Adam Protextor occupied disparate realms of Austin’s creative universe, the former with indie orchestra Mother Falcon and the latter spitting underground hip-hop as P-Tek. Of all things, pop music proved their common ground.

11:45AM Mon. Aug. 28, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Margaret Moser 1954-2017
Steve Chaney texted "Playback" at 2:09am to report that his wife “passed a couple hours back.” Margaret Moser has died at her home in San Antonio at age 63.

3:13AM Sat. Aug. 26, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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