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Watch: Chief White Lightning’s Donut Shop Daydream
In the new video for “Don’t Do That,” Chief White Lightning shows his sweet tooth for a bored and beautiful donut shop clerk. Hearts colliding across the counter, the rocker whisks the glazed babe away from her fried-food purgatory off to a romantic picnic. The only problem? It’s all in his head.

11:15AM Mon. Jul. 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Antone’s Anniversary: Bernard Purdie Drum Clinic
About two and a half minutes into the 1972 recording of funk missile “Rock Steady,” Aretha Franklin’s sheet music fell from her piano onto the floor. The horns and rhythm instruments dropped out, but Bernard “Pretty” Purdie kept drumming. Ten seconds of hi-hat-filled percussive nirvana followed, one of the funkiest drum breaks ever recorded.

12:01AM Thu. Jun. 27, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

Maggie Rogers Invigorates Austin City Limits
Upon entry at ACL Live on Friday, Maggie Rogers eyed the audience. “Okay Austin,” she quipped after jogging out in a flurry of red tassels. “If you’re still sitting down, I don’t know what you’re doing.” Considering her opener “Give A Little,” reclining onlookers at her Austin City Limits taping weren’t prepared for the cosmic pop force that is Rogers.

12:55PM Mon. Jun. 24, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Float Fest Cancelled
Float Fest, the summer gathering that combines a music festival with river tubing, has been canceled. It was scheduled to run July 20-21 in Gonzales.

5:27PM Fri. Jun. 21, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Celeste Quesada Retires From the Austin Music Awards
Celeste Quesada, the hometown event guru who served as producer and creative director for the Austin Music Awards since 2014, has announced her retirement from the event. In a statement issued to the Chronicle, she writes:

10:00AM Fri. Jun. 21, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Stream the Synth-Pocalypse on Pinkish Black’s Concept Unification
On Friday, May 24, headlining atop UK black metalists Dawn Ray’d and Texan post-rockers Dead to a Dying World, Fort Worth synth-n-drums team Pinkish black shook Beerland with John Carpenter-esque apocalypse rock. Two days later, the club closed amid much local drama and remains shuttered. The digital menace duo, meanwhile, plays the Lost Well on Friday.

12:01AM Thu. Jun. 20, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Listen: Amigo the Devil Revisits “Cocaine and Able”
“Goddamn… I’m gonna die,” thought Danny Kiranos, staring up at what appeared to be a massive, abandoned warehouse. This is where he was scheduled to perform, all right, but from the outside it resembled a place you might awake in a bathtub full of ice with a kidney missing.

12:35PM Wed. Jun. 19, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Screening of Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger Announced for Luck, Texas
The Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow and Luck Productions announced they are teaming up to host a screening of Willie Nelson’s Western Red Headed Stranger on Saturday, July 6.

3:05PM Tue. Jun. 18, Reid Jowers Read More | Comment »

Watch: Big Cedar Fever’s New Western Swing
Officially formed only last year, Big Cedar Fever has emerged as the hottest new thing in Western Swing. Georgia Parker, Ian Lee, and Nick Lochman are tearing up dancehalls across Central Texas, and February’s Ameripolitan Music Awards in Memphis brought back home the award for Best Swing Group.

11:45AM Tue. Jun. 18, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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