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In Service of Music Medicine, Jason Isbell Played at the Austin Library Last Night
Amongst a well-heeled crowd of philanthropists and physicians at the Austin Public Library, I find an open chair and introduce myself to the person sitting next to me. “Are you a donor?” I ask. “No,” she replies. “I’m a palliative care doctor…and also a Jason Isbell fan from Alabama.”

12:15PM Thu. Apr. 28, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

H.E.R. Schools Austin Fans in Music History and Instrumental Mastery During Stunning Moody Amphitheater Show
If you consider the meaning of H.E.R.’s namesake acronym – Having Everything Revealed – in the context of Thursday night’s full-capacity show at Waterloo Park’s Moody Amphitheater, there’s no question she lives up to those terms.

4:40PM Fri. Apr. 22, David Brendan Hall Read More | Comment »

John Mayer Sets the Moody Center Mood
Yesterday, I watched a video of Matthew McConaughey singing a strange, rhythmless dirge called “Bless The Mood” at the ribbon-cutting for the Moody Center. Last night, inside the new Frank Erwin Center replacement on the UT campus, audiences posed with lit-up jumbo letters reading “In The Mood.”

11:35AM Thu. Apr. 21, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

New Gathering MoFest Brings Austin Music and Art Culture to the Country
It’s that sweet spot in Central Texas: post SXSW and pre sweltering summer, where the weekends becken for adventure, live music resounds far and wide, and that tent in your closet begs to be used. If you’re looking for that Austin-but-not-actually-in-Austin vibe, MoFest might hit the spot.

12:50PM Wed. Apr. 20, Mars Salazar and Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Knock Their Socks Loose
Next time you have the fear of God body-slammed into you, I am asking that you have perspective and that you give thanks.

11:25AM Sat. Apr. 16, Julian Towers Read More | Comment »

Highest Highs, Lowest Lows: Good Looks’ Jake Ames Discharged From Hospital After Being Hit by Car Following Triumphant Release Show
Clusters of colorful balloons suspended on the ceiling above the stage, the band was in that psychic zone where every note sounds golden, and Hotel Vegas hit capacity inside and out. No one was too cool to recognize this being a special night, especially not Good Looks.

9:00AM Fri. Apr. 15, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Listen to This: Nick Garza’s Get Along Goes “Out of Her Mind”
For nearly a decade, Nick Garza held down banjo in Hello Wheels, but in 2019, as that raucous folk quartet slid to the backburner, he returned to guitar and formed the Get Along, allowing him to dig deeper into his San Antonio roots with a hard honky-tonk sound laced with heavy conjunto influence.

10:00AM Wed. Apr. 13, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

Nané Vocalist Daniel Sahad Has Passed Away
Daniel Sahad, the dazzling vocalist of exuberant Austin pop-rock band Nané, has left this earth. The band broke the news this afternoon on social media.

1:38PM Mon. Apr. 11, Kevin Curtin and Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Light Up Q2 Stadium This Year
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, a Texas tradition since 1972, will be held at Q2 Stadium this year. The music fest, headlined by Nelson & Family plus Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Tyler Childers, stands as the first standalone concert to be held at the ground of the Austin FC soccer team.

10:34AM Fri. Apr. 8, Kevin Curtin and Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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