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Living Pins EP Premiere & Q&A
Initially a blink in the Nineties zeitgeist of Austin music, Living Pins forged a duo between Sixteen Deluxe’s Carrie Clark and Ursa Major’s Pam Peltz. The group now returns after a quarter-century absence with a four-track EP in tow. Over Easter weekend, Clark and Peltz got properly caffeinated and responded to a series of emailed questions.

10:00AM Tue. Apr. 6, Greg Stitt Read More | Comment »

City Officials Rebuke Out-of-Town Rep Wanting Austin’s Sound Levels Decided at a State Level
City officials, along with representatives from Austin’s music venues, came out in strong opposition this afternoon to HB 3813, a bill that would strip large cities of their power to regulate amplified sound coming from bars.

3:25PM Mon. Apr. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

First-Look Video: Marriage at Nevers
Shawn Jones and Derek Van Gieson collaborated for years, but not musically. The latter created artwork for the former’s band, local folk-pop favorites the Lovely Sparrows, with his distinctly dark drawings gracing the covers for LPs Bury the Cynics and Shake the Shadow. Marriage at Nevers brings out a different side for both artists.

10:10AM Fri. Apr. 2, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

Poison 13, Meat Purveyors, and Churchwood Guitarist Bill Anderson Loads Out of Town
Ask a seasoned musician how many bands they’ve been in. Their pupils will dart up and to the left, accessing the memory part of the brain, their lips will move ever so slightly as they silently count, then they’ll give you a number. For a lot of us, it’s a single digit.

1:15PM Mon. Mar. 29, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: NPR’s Tiny Desk Charms & Swaggers
For over a decade now, Bob Boilen’s cramped workstation at NPR headquarters in D.C. has staged some of the biggest names in music. Tiny Desk concerts play out intimate, unorthodox, and sometimes hilariously awkward, but always engaging and often spectacular.

6:25PM Sat. Mar. 20, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Recap: Live Music in Venues – What’s Next?
Moderated by Andy Gensler of Pollstar, Iridium’s Grace Blake joined Troubadour agency associate Amy Madrigali and CEO/President Dayna Frank of Minneapolis venue First Avenue for a brief glimpse into the future of the nationwide live music industry via a prerecorded panel discussion noontime Saturday.

3:00PM Sat. Mar. 20, Greg Stitt Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Review: Northern Expo Perfects the Concept of a Remote Showcase With Arctic Circle Concert Film
Do you recall having to present your grade school science fair project, and another student raises the bar so high that your work looks like complete trash by comparison? Perhaps they made a robotic hand that plays piano, while you’ve been dumping Coca-Cola onto a house plant.

2:30PM Sat. Mar. 20, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Nine Mile Records & Touring Serves Up Tacos, Lone Stars, and Roots Galore at the Continental Club
Matinees at the Continental Club blot out the sun to spotlight Austin music: loose, literate, roots-bound. The homies at Nine Mile Records & Touring loaded into the South Congress speakeasy – shuttered all this time – for virtual tacos and Lone Stars at 11am Saturday. The brand’s four acts in 55 minutes stoked real thirst, too, amongst the 160-plus online.

2:00PM Sat. Mar. 20, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Heavy Extremes Fuel Tokyo Sessions
Dark electronica, rap hype, and raucous psychedelia found a common thread Friday night, as Live Nation Japan brought D.A.N., Awich, and Millennium Parade together for Tokyo Sessions.

11:45PM Fri. Mar. 19, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

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