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Anti-Lockdown Evangelist Sean Feucht Had No Permit for Saturday’s Concert on Austin Parkland
It looked like a secondary stage at ACL Fest. Saturday’s Let Us Worship concert on the shores of Lady Bird Lake saw hundreds of overwhelmingly maskless attendees amass for a performance led by touring missionary Sean Feucht. A rep for the Austin Center for Events says no permit had been issued for the gathering.

12:10PM Tue. Jan. 12, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Ginny Kalmbach Shared A Honky-Tonk Legacy with the World at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
“I went over to meet her, and I couldn’t hear a word she said, but she seemed nice!” Those words, or variations of such, resounded like a jukebox favorite at Ginny’s Little Longhorn. As owner and proprietor 1993-2013, Ginny Taylor Kalmbach, who passed away on Wed., Dec. 30, 2020, rarely spoke above a few decibels.

1:15PM Mon. Jan. 11, Roger Wallace Read More | Comment »

Nakia Cuts Back on Advocacy to Focus on Music
Nakia Reynoso, the queer blues and pop singer whose career broke with a streak on NBC’s The Voice and later became a “voice” of local music advocacy, tells the Chronicle he’s dialing back his day-to-day duties as president and unofficial spokesperson for nonprofit Austin Texas Musicians.

1:55PM Fri. Jan. 8, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In (Again): Kevin Russell Hasn’t Wavered Amidst the Great Wall of Empty Time
On March 25, I emailed Shinyribs ringmaster Kevin Russell five quickly-conceived COVID queries in order to “check in” with Austin’s real working class: performing musicians. Nine months later, the capital’s Musician of the Year several times over answered five follow-ups to conclude a series generating 100 entries and tens of thousands of words.

12:22PM Tue. Dec. 22, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Checking In: French Diva Lou Rebecca Moves to Los Angeles
“The Parisian crooner’s cast of characters keeps growing throughout the visualization for Restless, Rebecca’s debut LP on homegrown imprint Holodeck Records,” detailed Rachel Rascoe in a Chronicle cover story last fall. “Video game warrior, sci-fi princess, genie ballerina – she needs you to meet them all.”

11:11AM Mon. Dec. 21, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

In Live Music Preservation Fund’s First Week, 79 Austin Venues Applied for Relief
Since applications opened for the Live Music Venue Preservation Fund last Friday, operators of 79 different venues have filed for assistance that could total up to $160,000 for each business.

2:28PM Fri. Dec. 18, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Checking In: Jake Lloyd Sticks to the Universal Language
Wrote Kahron Spearman this spring: “An ‘essential worker’ in a distribution warehouse for Austin-based glass manufacturer GRAV, alt-R&B maven Jake Lloyd managed wide-ranging, three-track Lloyd Pack. ‘My desire to change the connotation associated with “urban artist“ in this city has, at times, consumed me and my whole approach,’ says Lloyd.”

10:10AM Wed. Dec. 16, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Margin Walker Owners Discuss Closure
In one of the most significant closures to hit Austin’s music industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, local concert promotions company Margin Walker closed up shop for good on Monday after staging hundreds of homegrown shows annually since 2016 at a variety of venues here and around the state.

2:00PM Tue. Dec. 15, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Los Coast Frontman Trey Privott Maintains Balance
“The most stressful part of COVID-19 has been how it puts my family at risk,” revealed Trey Privott back in May. “My parents own a medical practice, where my father is a physician and my mother manages his office. They’ve remained healthy thus far, so I’ve been lucky there.” Seven months later, the frontman for psych-soul locals Los Coast checks back.

9:19AM Tue. Dec. 15, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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