Daily Music
Girls Like Us Livestream Gets the Film Treatment
p1nkstar didn’t exaggerate when she billed her latest project as a live music video “experience.” Girls Like Us, which premiered on Hotel Free TV Thursday night, Jan. 28, seamlessly stitched together pre-shot performances by seven Texas-based trans artists in an hour that both recreated the live experience and transcended it.

2:12PM Fri. Jan. 29, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

Watch: Urban Heat Dances As the World Burns
Presenting a vision of end-times passion, Urban Heat frontman Jonathan Horstmann contrasts the innocence of a heart-eyed gesture with a harbinger of earthly destruction.

10:00AM Fri. Jan. 29, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Releases V-I-R-T-U-A-L 2021 Music Roster
South by Southwest laid out an initial roster of music acts playing their first ever virtual festival, running March 16-20. Highlights include young British post-punk/pop/trip-hop duo Sorry, Brooklyn noiseniks A Place to Bury Strangers, and Aussie singer-songwriter Didirri.

11:00AM Tue. Jan. 26, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Broken Spoke Patriarch James White Passes at 81
Broken Spoke owner James White, an unwavering supporter of country music locally, nationally, and internationally, died this morning due to congestive heart failure. He was 81. Daughter and venue general manager Ginny White-Peacock confirmed the news to the Chronicle Sunday afternoon.

2:47PM Sun. Jan. 24, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Music Lab St. Elmo to Close Within 30 Days
Many assumed Elon Musk’s pricey bro-ification of Austin wouldn’t be good for local music, but few could have predicted something so emblematic so soon.

3:00PM Tue. Jan. 19, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Old Austin Magic: Uncle Walt’s Band Live
For a moment in the Seventies/Eighties, the virtuosic roots triad of Walter Hyatt, David Ball, and Champ Hood alchemized the hottest act in Austin. Although their run proved brief, intermittent, the influence of Uncle Walt’s Band reached deep, counting fans in everyone from Lyle Lovett and Jerry Jeff Walker to Nanci Griffith and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

3:25PM Mon. Jan. 18, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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ATX Conjunto Constant Chencho Flores Dies at 91
Chencho Flores, the charismatic accordionista, singer, and emcee who performed all over Austin beginning in the Forties, died Sunday, Jan. 10, at the age of 91. Friends say he’d been in hospice after contracting COVID-19.

12:50PM Wed. Jan. 13, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Willie Nelson to Deliver SXSW Online Conference Keynote
Who's a bestselling author, weed entrepreneur, martial arts black belt, and now a SXSW Online 2021 keynote speaker? Willie Nelson, that's who (oh, yeah, and he may have written a tune or two).

11:00AM Wed. Jan. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Listen Now: 2020-21 Austin Music Poll Finalists Spotify Playlist
Voting is now underway in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Austin Music Poll. You can sample many of the nominees in our Spotify playlist below, as well as the five songs up for Best Video of the Year, and don’t forget to cast your ballot at vote.austinchronicle.com. Voting ends Feb. 1 at midnight.

7:00AM Wed. Jan. 13 Read More | Comment »

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