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Fragile Rock: Austin's Emo Puppet Band
This all started because a man named Brently Heilbron got divorced.

11:00AM Wed. Jun. 3, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Papa Mali Extols Mark Rubin
Mark Rubin arrived in Austin on August 28, 1987, and left for New Orleans last spring. “OK, so like, I sent my new CD to Papa Mali and asked if he’d give me a nice pull quote for my press kit,” emailed Rubin. “Instead, he wrote a whole review.” Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne, also a former local, did better than that. He captures Rubin as perfectly as the new LP art.

11:57AM Tue. Jun. 2, 2015, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Texas Bands Together
“If there’s one thing people in Austin like to do, it's watch and celebrate live music. It only makes sense to use what we are good at to help,” said Kelsey Wilson, lead singer and violinist of Austin band, Wild Child.

9:30AM Tue. Jun. 2, 2015, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

Slim Richey 1938-2015
“The most dangerous guitar player in Texas” wasn’t half as threatening as that handle implies. In reality, Slim Richey was a joyous human being. An Austin character.

11:35AM Mon. Jun. 1, 2015, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Reckless Kelly’s Fields of Dreams
Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam takes the field on Sunday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. This year’s local musicians include Jack Ingram, Jamie Wilson, Shinyribs, Charlie Robison, and Kevin Fowler. Retired baseball players Josh Beckett, Adam Dunn, and Norm Charlton are joined by NFL players Kasey Studdard of the Houston Texans and Ahmad Brooks.

12:30PM Fri. May 29, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Lineup Astounds
The announcement this morning of Fun Fun Fun Fest’s 10th anniversary lineup makes a statement. In short, they put together the strongest lineup of any Austin festival this year.

10:00AM Thu. May 28, 2015, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Royal Thunder Q&A
Royal Thunder took hard rock by storm in 2012 with LP debut CVI, but the Atlantans’ acclaimed follow-up Crooked Doors emits psych, prog, and soulful balladry. Due to the split of singer/bassist Mlny Parsonz and guitarist Josh Weaver, it’s been compared to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Parsonz addressed the issue prior to the band’s gig Sunday at Holy Mountain.

9:00AM Thu. May 28, 2015, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Jimmy Buffett Surfs Stubb’s
May keeps coming up roses for Jimmy Buffett nuts. For the fourth consecutive year, the pride of Jerry Jeff Walker converts crowned local rehearsals for a summer tour with an Austin nightcap. A raucous Moody Theater show May 30, 2012, and a pair at Circuit of the Americas – May 5, 2013, and May 31, 2014 – now cede to the new top dog: Stubb’s, Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

12:07PM Wed. May 27, 2015, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Sweet Spirit Tour Diary
Sweet Spirit, the high-energy pop group led by Giant Dog members Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen, are deep into a two-week tour opening for fellow Austinites Spoon. The former sent us dispatches from the road that she scrawled on toilet paper and delivered to the Chronicle via carrier grackle.

12:35PM Tue. May 26, 2015, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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