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Get Ready to Blaze With This New Trailer
Blaze Foley may go down in musical history as the great coulda, woulda, shoulda – a charismatic performer and incredible songwriter who self-destructed long before he could achieve the fame his supporters believed he deserved. Now the first trailer for his life story, directed by Ethan Hawke, has arrived.

12:20PM Fri. Jun. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Gospel According to Lee Fields
Saturday’s Ice Cream Festival boasts an after hours lineup of sweet soul music topped by soul survivor Lee Fields, 67. His “Honey Dove” is a confection so pure he recorded it twice, first for 2002’s Problems and again on 2009’s My World. The latter was the first of four albums with the Expressions, the crack Brooklyn band that joins him at Fiesta Gardens.

11:30AM Fri. Jun. 22, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

Skeleton Dystroys
Following a pair of ferocious flexi discs, Skeleton returns with its third self-titled release in as many years: a pummeling, four-song 7-inch that arc welds menacing hardcore punk with D-beat, sludge, and metal influences.

11:30AM Mon. Jun. 18, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Music is the perfect way to bond with your dad this Father's Day weekend. Spend time with local folker Shakey Graves and his pops or catch a Wreckless Eric or Jerry Douglas show at 3ten ACL Live.

1:52PM Fri. Jun. 15, The Music Staff Read More | Comment »

Waterloo Music Fest Drops Full Lineup
With the addition of 21 acts, including Oteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, and Easy Star All-Stars, Waterloo Music Festival organizers have doubled down on the new gathering’s jam scene appeal.

9:15AM Tue. Jun. 12, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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 »

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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 »

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