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PWR BTTM Will Not Play Austin
In less than a week queer indie darling duo PWR BTTM went from the next big thing in music – all music, not just subculture queer music – to being all but deleted from the industry’s existence.

1:45PM Fri. May 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

The World’s Best White Reaper
Imagine a hybrid of Cheap Trick and Diarrhea Planet playing at a haunted house: Classic rock with sinister guitar riffs and starry keys bouncing off drum hits that power instant anthems into whiplash territory. Take a gander tonight at Sidewinder when White Reaper sandwiches between Oakland punk (headliners Swmrs) and L.A. punk (No Parents).

1:30PM Tue. Apr. 25, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

Hot Luck Announces Musical Talent, More Chefs
When the team behind the new festival first announced Hot Luck, we suspected that it would be a hot ticket. After this morning’s announcement of additional chefs, a brunch series, and musical acts, Aaron Franklin, James Moody, and Mike Thelin’s inaugural shindig has become the dictionary definition of extra.

10:00AM Tue. Apr. 4, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
On Tuesday, Kesha arrived at SXSW to discuss online bullying with Refinery29’s Chief Content Officer Amy Emmerich. Although she hasn’t released new material in several years, 30-year-old Kesha Rose Sebert (she removed the $ in 2014) has developed a massive fan base in that time – for both her music and her activism.

9:40AM Wed. Mar. 15, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

The Bob Dylan Nobel: The Morning After
Southwestern University professor David Gaines, a fan and scholar of Bob Dylan's work, spent the week in Stockholm to cover the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Dylan. Here's his account of the ceremony at which the award was presented on Dec. 10.

9:00AM Mon. Dec. 12, 2016, David Gaines Read More | Comment »

The Bob Dylan Nobel: Live From Stockholm
Bob Dylan didn't make the trip to Stockholm this week to pick up his Nobel Prize for Literature, but one Southwestern University professor did. David Gaines, a fan and scholar of Dylan's work, couldn't miss the chance to see for himself this once-in-a-lifetime event, and he's sharing his front-row view with the Chronicle.

5:08PM Sun. Dec. 11, 2016, David Gaines Read More | Comment »

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Recommended ACL Records to Get You Psyched for the Fest
Getting to ACL can be a bear. Make sure you have tunes to keep the energy high on your journey. Here are a few recommendable records to help your slow roll go faster.

1:30PM Fri. Sep. 30, 2016, The Music Staff Read More | Comment »

Afternoon ACL Acts Worth Waking Up For
Those bright eyes and bushy tails might be dragging a bit, especially by the second and third day of the fest. Don't let that pricey pass go to waste and get out for some of the early bands. Here are a few suggestions, so you know what you could miss by sleeping in.

8:00AM Wed. Sep. 28, 2016, The Music Staff Read More | Comment »

Six Hip-Hop Acts to See at ACL
Of course you’re going to see Kendrick Lamar. After his electrifying performance on Austin City Limits (the TV show) the expectations are in the stratosphere. Other notables rhymers include Anderson Paak, Joey Purp (both Weekend Two only), and Schoolboy Q, among others. Here’s a few hand-picked artists who might not be on your schedule.

2:30PM Tue. Sep. 27, 2016, The Music Staff Read More | Comment »

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R.I.P. George Reiff Cancer steals extraordinary bassist and producer