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Welcome to the Jungle: Guns N’ Roses Will Headline ACL Fest 2019
Austin’s most anticipated, prognosticated, and deliberated annual festival announcement materialized this morning. Guns N’ Roses, Childish Gambino, Mumford & Sons, the Cure, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Cardi B, and Robyn top the poster this year.

10:01AM Tue. Apr. 30, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Smino Slays in Emo’s Sell-Out
As Smino, Christopher Smith Jr. wowed a sold-out Emo’s for 78 memorable minutes on Friday night. East Riverside’s big box transformed into a colorful, harmonious auto shop as he controlled the proceedings with a simple wave of his hand.

1:55PM Mon. Apr. 29, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Track Premiere: Little Mazarn’s “Vermont”
Amid a recording session for their latest album, Austin’s Little Mazarn had a visitation: a peculiar-looking moth posted up on the door. Singer and banjoist Lindsey Verrill identified the insect on a moth enthusiast website, which advised her, of all things, to tickle its back with something soft.

12:55PM Mon. Apr. 29, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Levitation Announces 2019 Fall Lineup
Announcing 41 acts spanning psych, metal, indie, experimental, and world music, Levitation today begins building anticipation for the traditional spring festival’s jump to the fall calendar.

11:00AM Wed. Apr. 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records Screening at Fair Market Encores With Cold Cave and Ministry
As the lead freak of Eighties industrial noise, heavy metal, and electronic dance brutalizers Ministry, Al Jourgensen promised an “acoustic version of a song that is timeless and important” before launching his second encore Friday night at Fair Market with “Every Day Is Halloween.”

3:47PM Sat. Apr. 20, Christina Garcia Read More | Comment »

Austin Tech Startup Facilitated Viral Smash “Old Town Road”
Throughout 2018, Lil Nas X purchased a slew of backing tracks from BeatStars, an online music licensing platform where recording artists buy beats from producers. His most significant purchase came on Nov. 5, when he shelled out $30 for a banjo-imbued trap track helmed by Dutch teen Kiowa Roukema.

3:35PM Fri. Apr. 19, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Steve Gunn Remembers the Stonehurst Cowboy
Steve Gunn’s often been mischaracterized as solely a guitar slinger. Instead, the Philly-raised NYC resident and former Kurt Vile sideman prizes songcraft above all else, designing eighth LP The Unseen In Between as an introspective counterpoint to the six-string aesthetic of albums past. Experience it for yourself Wednesday, April 24, at Barracuda.

12:01AM Thu. Apr. 18, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Joan Baez Gots to Ramble
For starters, her soprano sewed together the Civil Rights movement. Any look back on Joan Baez’s 60 years of song reflects that as well as 31 albums and thousands of shows replete with feeling and conviction. As she bids adieu to a dedicated life of performance, Baez calls in from her California home ahead of a sold-out show tonight at the Paramount Theatre.

12:10PM Wed. Apr. 17, Elise Barbin Read More | Comment »

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