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The Young Mothers’ Jazz Oppression
Recently dubbed one of the “most interesting and original acts in Texas – perhaps the entire planet,” by Chronicle Music newsman Kevin Curtin, the Young Mothers create a musical melting pot of free jazz, punk rock, hip-hop, grindcore, and any other elements stuck in the sextet’s crosshairs.

2:45PM Mon. Jun. 11, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

David Israel Won’t Be Commodified
David Israel describes his latest collection as contemplation of the modern American experience. “If we are connected by nothing else,” he offers in the album’s press release, “we are united by our current division.”

1:30PM Mon. Jun. 11, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Kacey Musgraves – Everywoman
Four years had passed since Kacey Musgraves first stood before Austin City Limits cameras. As she noted at the top of her taping on Wednesday evening for PBS’ musical flagship, a lot had changed. A full house at the Moody Theater reflected the East Texas native’s evolution.

10:30AM Thu. Jun. 7, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

John Prine Gets to Heaven
“I didn’t realize I’ve been here eight times,” puzzled John Prine Tuesday night shortly after Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona noted exactly how many episodes the songman had taped. “I guess I’ll just keep doing it until I get it right.”

10:45AM Wed. Jun. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

The Austin Ice Cream Festival – Now with Booze?
Nothing better for the weekend on which the annual hellscape of summer officially begins – we're talking about Saturday, June 23rd – than to spend a little quality time at the Austin Ice Cream Festival at Fiesta Gardens.

10:00AM Wed. Jun. 6, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Paul Simon Takes a Final Bow
Paul Simon began his farewell tour stop in Austin on Monday night with an invitation. Casually walking onstage at the Erwin Center behind a swelling band, the 76-year-old New Jersey native launched a two-hour local swan song with Simon & Garfunkel classic “America.”

2:02PM Tue. Jun. 5, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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Kicked Outta Country, But Still the King
When George Strait last played Austin in 2014, it was billed as the country legend’s final tour. The show’s celebratory if bittersweet aura marked the most dominant career of the genre. The Central Texan’s return to the Erwin Center on Sunday to mark the venue’s 40th anniversary thus felt like a bonus to a rafters-packed, sold-out arena.

11:40AM Mon. Jun. 4, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

Chucky Blk Mines Blk Gold
When asked about the theme of resilience in his “Blk Gold” single, Chucky Blk flashes back to his family. First he mentions his grandmother, who emigrated from Jamaica to Germany, learned a new language, and successfully raised three kids. Then the ATX MC cites his father, who worked with the Black Panthers challenging racial injustice in Los Angeles.

10:30AM Mon. Jun. 4, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Paramount Theatre Announces Fall/Winter Performances
Because it’s never too soon to start planning your future entertainment, you’re going to want to spend some time ogling the Paramount Theatre’s newly announced fall/winter lineup.

7:30PM Thu. May 31, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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