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King Crimson’s Tony Levin
Reigning over Bass Concert Hall next Thursday, Oct. 19, King Crimson remains one of the few bands tagged “progressive rock” that actually progresses. While other acts ape early-Seventies sounds – even those that hail from the era – the British/American group led since 1969 by guitarist Robert Fripp keeps pushing into new realms.

9:00AM Thu. Oct. 12, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

SXSW Releases First Wave of 2018 Performers
For most of us, South by Southwest remains a distant concern – still five months away. For the conference’s music programmers, however, the culling of talent has been going on for months and now the unloading begins. Today’s list, numbering 207 acts, represents a 10th of the talent that will ultimately descend on Austin March 12-18, 2018.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 11, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Running with the Sun Machine
What is Nathanael Rendon running from? In a new video for “I Think I’m Losing It,” the Sun Machine singer’s in a panic, making a desperate dash as disembodied hands try to drag him down and a crystal-bearing cloaked figure stalks him.

2:35PM Mon. Oct. 9, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Killers
Credit the Killers for dispensing with necessities early. The Las Vegas outfit opened their Sunday night headlining set with the umpteenth Tom Petty cover of ACL Fest, unloading “American Girl” in mundane, if sincere, homage. More surprising was following it up with “Mr. Brightside,” which delivered their biggest hit early to jolt a weekend-worn crowd.

12:15PM Mon. Oct. 9, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Gorillaz
On Sunday, the Gorillaz were the only band during the first weekend of ACL Fest 2017 that made me forget where I was. Not that they were the lone act to log a transcendent performance throughout the first weekend of Austin’s largest music festival.

11:55AM Mon. Oct. 9, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Run the Jewels
During their monster set at the Honda stage early Sunday evening, Atlanta/Brooklyn rap duo Run the Jewels talked a lot in jest, especially when El-P went on about how difficult it is for a chubby man to wear a faded, black denim vest. That led Killer Mike to joke, “We wanna see your boobs and butt.”

11:30AM Mon. Oct. 9, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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ACL Review: First Aid Kit
Five years ago, First Aid Kit played a modest, early afternoon Friday of ACL. Our review was positive, focusing on the young Swedish sisters’ promise, but noted there was room for growth. This time around, in front of several thousand people on Sunday around supper time, FAK’s set proved near-perfect.

11:05AM Mon. Oct. 9, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Growlers
After a lawsuit ended their genre namesake Beach Goth Festival and the mixed reception of last year’s Julian Casablancas-produced City Club, their fifth studio LP, the question remains: Is California surf-pop institution the Growlers fading?

10:40AM Mon. Oct. 9, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: DRAM
DRAM’s happiness is palpable. Adorned in just-out-of-bed attire of flops and socks, a red plaid bathrobe, and bejeweled Gucci sunglasses, the rapper’s love-struck, giddy persona proved infectious at the Honda stage Sunday afternoon.

10:25AM Mon. Oct. 9, Alejandra Ramirez Read More | Comment »

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