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Bob Schneider’s Just Making It Up
Ready for a sneak peek at the album of the year? Whenever local cottage industry Bob Schneider drops a new full-length, he dominates the ensuing Austin Music Poll. “Making It Up,” debut single from the singer’s sixth solo album Blood & Bones, boasts all the hallmarks of prime Schneider: an easygoing lope, a serene vocal, and an effortless choral hook.

11:00AM Wed. Apr. 25, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Rattle Inn Closes
The Rattle Inn, the only bar in the upscale West Sixth district that hosted live country music, closed last week.

10:40AM Tue. Apr. 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Old Settler’s Circle Remains Unbroken
One could argue that the single most important aspect of the Old Settler’s Music Festival isn’t what happens inside the gates. It’s the camping.

10:00AM Mon. Apr. 23, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

The Breeders Endure
“I am the rain, I am the new year, I’m the way home,” insists Kim Deal on “New Year,” opening track of the Breeders’ seminal 1993 album, Last Splash, and first song in the band’s set at Emo’s last night.

12:55PM Sun. Apr. 22, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

Live Music Soundtrack for Your Weekend
There's more this 4/20 weekend than just celebrating Mary Jane. Twerk out some riddim at the Austin Reggae Festival, get that hipster-rock on with the Breeders, and witness the miracle of young people playing accordion. Yes, young people play accordion. See more of our recommended events (music and otherwise) at austinchronicle.com/events.

2:40PM Fri. Apr. 20, The Music Staff Read More | Comment »

Power Up With These Animated Music Videos
When he's not making solo animated movies in his home studio, Chronicle cover star Eric Power has become the go-to guy for cutout animation music videos. Dozens of artists have used his distinctive style - sometimes folksy, sometimes menacing, sometimes childlike - to illustrate their songs. Now he picks five of his favorites.

8:00AM Fri. Apr. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Songs for the Stoned
It doesn’t have to be April 20 to enjoy these joints either dedicated to marijuana or that just sound really good while you’re high – but it seems as good a reason as any.

1:38PM Thu. Apr. 19, Mark Fagan Read More | Comment »

Utopia Fest Announces New Location and Lineup
To transplant utopia, one must first locate paradise. Last fall, Utopia Fest founder Travis Sutherland bid adieu to his family’s Four Sisters Ranch at the Southern tip of the Texas Hill Country in Uvalde County where it had been held for nine years. Today, organizers revealed that the event will take up residence on a sprawling private ranch near Burnet.

10:01AM Mon. Apr. 16, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Ibeyi Transmits
French-Cuban twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz come together as Ibeyi, the Yoruban word for “twins,” composing simultaneously haunting and optimistic rhythms that blur the lines between song and space. The latter spoke by Skype from her home in Paris before heading to the States to begin a U.S tour that stops at Mohawk on Wednesday, April 18.

2:00PM Fri. Apr. 13, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

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