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Austin Terror Fest Q&A: Panopticon
As created by Austin Lunn, Panopticon moves from savage but melodic black metal to stark, Appalachian folk. The rarely touring Kentuckian makes his local debut this weekend with two sets at Austin Terror Fest: Saturday, 5:30pm, at Barracuda covering Blaze Foley, and Sunday at Empire Control Room, 7:45.

12:01AM Thu. Jun. 6, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Mitski’s Austin City Limits Taping Precedes Her Performance Hiatus
Armed with a stone-cold stare, Mitski Miyawaki moved slowly, deliberately, each step tracing the last, in greeting a full house at her first Austin City Limits taping Tuesday. Bent riffs see-sawed into opener “Goodbye, My Danish Sweetheart,” the singer standing still behind a mic stand until inching closer to a center-stage white table.

2:35PM Wed. Jun. 5, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

Vieux Farka Touré and Jackie Venson Help Christen the 04 Center
Blues guitarists Boureima “Vieux” Farka Touré and Jackie Venson electrified the 04 Center on Friday night. South Lamar’s Faith United Methodist Church until January 2018, the Austin New Church is now booked by Dallas promotors Kessler Presents – partners in the Old Settler’s Music Festival – after dark.

11:55AM Mon. Jun. 3, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Roky Erickson Ascends to the 13th Floor (1947-2019)
Reports started piling up swiftly on social networks at quitting time. Reports finally verified it around 5pm. An epitaph suddenly appearing atop son Jegar Erickson's Facebook page proved all the confirmation anyone needed: “Goodnight Daddy.”

9:10PM Fri. May 31, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

Behind the Beerland Strike
Red River live music venue Beerland has been closed since Tuesday. The shutter followed a press release that morning announcing the club’s sale to an unknown buyer. Social media quickly lit up with an anonymous letter from Beerland employees calling for a strike against the long-running punk headquarters.

8:31AM Fri. May 31, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Judas Priest Slam Dunks First Night at ACL Live
“The Priest Will Be Back” read the screen 96 minutes later at ACL Live on Tuesday night. In fact, Judas Priest returns there tonight. They‘ll also be back on tour next year for their 50th anniversary. Thus helping close out their fourth decade, the UK metal sentinels delivered a lifetime of living after midnight in one lightning volley.

1:11PM Wed. May 29, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Judas Priest Co-Founder Ian Hill Wields Firepower
Reached in a hotel overlooking Central Park after the first show of a two-night New York stand, Ian Hill, 67, apologized for a cold but came in loud and clear in a lightning round phoner. Judas Priest avails the same back-to-back nights tactic at ACL Live on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28-29, as co-led by the bassist and last remaining band founder.

12:12AM Thu. May 23, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Nils Lofgren Gets Blue With Lou (Reed)
Five decades in, Nils Lofgren maintains a full musical life. Besides long-running partnerships with Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, and Neil Young, the guitarist boasts dozens of LPs both solo and with his band Grin, and a notable summit with Lou Reed. Sample wares from the D.C.-raised dynamo, 67, on Thursday, May 30, at the 04 Center, 2701 S. Lamar.

12:01AM Thu. May 23, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Utopia Fest Announces 2019 Music Roster
Utopia Fest is different this year in that it’s the same as it always was. The 2018 hierarchy of headliners proved an aberration, so now the gathering again focuses on emerging and cult talent – with a hefty dose of Austin favorites.

2:00PM Tue. May 21, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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