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Tony Kinman 1956-2018
Tony Kinman, a day-oner in California’s punk scene who later pioneered alt.country and cowpunk as the bassist and vocalist in the Austin-based band Rank & File, passed away this morning in his California home at age 63, his brother and bandmate Chip Kinman confirmed. He had been battling cancer.

2:10PM Fri. May 4, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

A Giant Dog Triumphs on A Giant Stage
“Last time we played here was for one girl in a Korn shirt,” announced A Giant Dog guitarist/vocalist Andrew Cashen, recalling the locals’ scarcely attended X Games gig at the Circuit of the Americas Amphitheater in 2015. “This is a lot better.”

11:40AM Thu. May 3, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Jawbreaker Playing Austin in July
Updated, May 2, 10am: Jawbreaker will perform at the Skyline Theater – the front lawn of the Long Center – on July 13. Tickets go onsale Friday, 10am, here. General admission is $44. It’s their only Texas show on the books.

2:30PM Tue. May 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

McCartney & Metallica Headlining ACL Fest
This morning, C3 Presents rolled out the lineup for ACL Fest 2018. The double-weekend gathering, this year running Oct. 5-7 and 12-14, bagged Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, and Odesza.

10:12AM Tue. May 1, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Oh Sees
Since launching (Thee) Oh Sees in 1997 as a receptacle for his experimental recordings, Bay Area rock maverick John Dwyer has churned out 20 studio albums and launched his own record label, all amid obsessive, extensive touring. What’s not to love?

12:30PM Mon. Apr. 30, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Wooden Shjips, Acid Mothers Temple, ST 37, Yoo Doo Right
Repetition is an important component of psychedelia, from adaptations of the German motorik beat to one-chord drones and endless boogie. The final night of Levitation 2018 at Empire Control Room brought a little from columns A, B, and C from an five-hour international showing.

11:47AM Mon. Apr. 30, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

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Levitation Review: Escape-ism
“You know what would be really psychedelic?” offered D.C. mainstay Ian Svenonius late Sunday night inside Beerland. “If you could get away from advertising, real estate development. That would be trippy. If you could get away from condominiums, live-in work spaces. If you could get away from real estate speculation. That would be mind altering.”

11:20AM Mon. Apr. 30, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Black Angels are psychedelic enough to put you in a trance, actual psychedelics not necessary.

11:00AM Mon. Apr. 30, Clara Wang Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Waxahatchee, Hurray for Riff Raff, Bedouine
Waxahatchee, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Bedouine played it straight Sunday night. No skuzzy guitar licks, shoegaze distortion, or muddied wall-of-sounds to be found at Mohawk. In its place, a sonically-diverse bill of artists each intensely moving in a singular way.

10:20AM Mon. Apr. 30, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

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