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Q&A Hole: Music for First Contact
Despite the temptation to try to make friends with everyone on the planet, it’s wholly inadvisable to approach uncontacted populations. Just last fall, a young Christian missionary was bow-and-arrowed to death when he rowed up to a remote island in the Andaman sea.

9:00AM Wed. Aug. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Sabrina Ellis Sings National Anthem for Hurting Nation
The Great Lawn of Zilker Park looked like a quilt Wednesday night, patched with every manner of blanket. Atop them sat families with happy, panting dogs; couples uncorked wine bottles and congregations of teens giggled at their phones.

12:00PM Thu. Aug. 8, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Q&A Hole: Unwilling Alien Espionage
It’s an essential life question we’ve all contemplated: “If aliens abducted you and installed an implant that gave you the power to teleport, but it also allowed them to monitor all your thoughts and experiences — essentially making you a spy for them — what would you do upon your return to Earth?”

12:00PM Wed. Aug. 7, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Mary J. Blige & Nas Prove Their Royalty at COTA
Age quantifies the duration of time a person’s defied their inevitable fate. Legends, however, don’t die. New York icons Mary J. Blige and Nasir Jones, both pushing 50, demonstrated their ageless greatness and respect for one another Saturday night at Circuit of the Americas during a stop on the hitmakers’ co-headlining Royalty Tour.

1:47PM Mon. Aug. 5, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Annabelle Chairlegs Sees Red in New Video
A knife in the back, a poison apple, a drill bit to the dome: In the video for new single “Candy Apple Red,” the members of Austin’s Annabelle Chairlegs are being offed by a mysterious assassin in black gloves, which just so happens to be what group frontwoman Lindsey Mackin is wearing.

11:47AM Mon. Aug. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Lucy Dacus Takes Center Stage in ACL Debut
Lucy Dacus’ debut Austin City Limits taping on Tuesday night happened suddenly, like most aspects of her career ascent thus far. She opened the set solo, gazing shyly out into the modest crowd before sighing, “So, tonight’s not what we expected it to be.”

12:05PM Wed. Jul. 31, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

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New Chronicle Video Series Q&A Hole Blindsides Austin Musicians With Bizarre Hypotheticals
Next week, the Chronicle will begin releasing a series of video shorts in which I blindside musicians with elaborate hypothetical questions. The clips run in the format of a group questionnaire, with five artists pondering topics including aliens, the afterlife, and strange social initiations. It’s called the Q&A Hole.

12:05PM Wed. Jul. 31, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Big Freedia Announced as 2019 AIDS Walk Austin Headliner
Do you hear what I queer? It’s the bouncelicious beats of the Queen Diva, because today AIDS Walk Austin announced Big Freedia as the honorary chair and first-ever headlining performer of this year’s AIDS Walk Austin on Saturday, Sept. 21.

11:00AM Wed. Jul. 31, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

The Rolling Stones Storm Houston in Only Texas Date
The Rolling Stones first tackled Texas 55 years ago with a two-night stand in San Antonio on their inaugural American venture. A day after his 76th birthday, Mick Jagger led the UK foursome back into the Lone Star State without having lost an ounce of charisma or energy despite the date’s postponement from April for the singer’s heart surgery.

11:57AM Mon. Jul. 29, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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