Daily Music
In SXSW Performance Ashanti Sang Hit After Hit and Talked “Real Life Shit”
Early aughties R&B superstar Ashanti beamed from the stage at the Empire Garage on Tuesday night, but spent just moments on each song, singing what sometimes felt like 30 second snippets of her hits at a late-breaking South by Southwest show.

2:00PM Wed. Mar. 16, Christina Garcia Read More | Comment »

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Tuesday
Dare I say, two days in, that this is a perfectly sized South by Southwest. The streets are strollable, long lines are scarce – though hot shows did hit capacity – and yet there’s plenty of action.

9:35AM Wed. Mar. 16, Thomas Fawcett, Rachel Rascoe, Julian Towers, Doug Freeman, Michael Toland, Robert Penson, Morgan-Taylor Thomas, Kevin Curtin and Dan Gentile Read More | Comment »

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Monday
Monday of South by Southwest’s music week is typically chill in comparison to the ensuing pandemonium, but when our writers hit the clubs – and a cinema – citywide to sniff out new music and exciting events, there’s ample action to recount. Here are our highlights from day one:

10:46AM Tue. Mar. 15, Rachel Rascoe, Julian Towers, Michael Toland, Morgan-Taylor Thomas, Mars Salazar, Christina Garcia and Robert Penson Read More | Comment »

Lizzo at SXSW: “It’s Bad Bitch O’Clock”
“I’ve been fighting back tears because this is a dream come true,” said Lizzo, three-time Grammy-winning megastar, beauty icon, and now executive producer of an unscripted Amazon Prime series, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, which premieres March 25.

6:00PM Mon. Mar. 14, Vivie Behrens Read More | Comment »

I'll Fly Away: “Sister” Bobbie Nelson Passes on at Age 91
Bobbie Nelson, the everpresent pianist and vocalist in the Willie Nelson & Family band passed away today – Thursday, March 10 – at age 91. Two years older than her brother Willie, she was known to the world as “Sister Bobbie.”

11:50PM Thu. Mar. 10, Kevin Curtin and Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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Team Behind Barracuda to Open “Chess Club” in Former Plush Location
For those closely examining the growing South by Southwest schedule, you may have noticed a new name – Chess Club – at 617 Red River.

10:10AM Thu. Mar. 10, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

2021/2022 Austin Music Awards Winners
On Tuesday, March 8, the four-decades-running tradition of the Austin Music Awards returned to celebrate the best and brightest locally-sourced music of the past year.

11:35PM Tue. Mar. 8, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

2021/2022 Austin Music Awards Winners
Livestream the 40th Annual Austin Music Awards
The 40th Annual Austin Music Awards are upon us! If you aren't already on your way to Emo's (show starts at 7:55pm) you better leave soon. You don't want to miss all the winners not to mention performances from Money Chicha, Greyhounds, Deezie Brown, Sir Woman, Little Mazarn, We Don't Ride Llamas, and tributes to James Hand and Nanci Griffith.

5:43PM Tue. Mar. 8 Read More | Comment »

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