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Ink & Paper & the Dark Ambience of Demdike Stare
A man named James Renovitch is ultimately to blame. I’ve been listening to the intense, tenebral noisefests of Demdike Stare for about a year now, having been introduced to their work only because of the brand of notebook I tend to write in and which I tend to write in mostly because that brand of notebook works really well with this fountain pen I’ve got.

10:00AM Mon. Sep. 18, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt Headline Hurricane Relief Benefit
Austin’s music community has responded in force to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey: venues staging fundraisers, festivals making donations, and bands using their vans to collect and distribute supplies. Now arrives announcement of a mega benefit headlined by Willie Nelson and Paul Simon.

6:30AM Wed. Sep. 13, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Fishing With the Heron King
As I step out of my van and greet Devin James Fry, the local songwriter who leads Name Sayers gestures to the sky. A heron flies overhead, welcoming us to the banks of the lower Colorado River.

2:00PM Mon. Sep. 11, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Horror Fans for Harvey Relief
Artists have been lining up to hold Hurricane Harvey fundraisers. Now it's the metal and horror community's turn, as the organizers of the inaugural Death By Festival are turning the event into Come and Give It – a charity event for people and animals affected by the storm.

2:00PM Sat. Sep. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Shred for Bread
At the climax of 1986 film Crossroads, Ralph Macchio engages in a heated guitar duel orchestrated by the devil himself in hopes of winning back the soul of elderly bluesman Willie Brown. The Karate Kid’s shreddy blues prove too hot for his challenger, Steve Vai, who collapses to the ground while trying to bend a note on the 24th fret of high E.

3:15PM Wed. Sep. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

War of the Folk Fests
“Putting a music festival on top of another just isn’t the Old Settler’s vibe, is it?” So asked – rhetorically – Old Settler’s Music Festival Executive Director Jean Spivey on Monday after learning that the new Driftwood Music Festival would debut next spring on the same date as OSMF and in the same location from which the latter was recently evicted.

3:10PM Tue. Sep. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Drums & Tuba Reunite in Austin
Drums & Tuba, a breakout act from Austin’s creatively crazed underground scene of the Nineties, is reassembling after a decade of dormancy. They’ll bring it all back home with a long-awaited local show in October.

12:35PM Tue. Sep. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Gimme Shelter: A Song for Margaret Moser
A storm pounded St. David’s North the night my son was born in 2014. The electrical system buckled on our way with him to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Near midnight last Friday, Margaret Moser died during Hurricane Harvey. Email from a concerned friend the day before summed up these life and death events: “The storm is threatening.”

4:20PM Fri. Sep. 1, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Live Music This Weekend, Sept. 1-4
Stay hydrated, pack earplugs, and keep the party going an extra 24 hours for the long-awaited Labor Day weekend.

8:00AM Fri. Sep. 1, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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