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Celebrating the 2018/19 Austin Music Industry Award Winners
On Sunday, Feb. 17, Austin Chronicle Music muckraker Kevin Curtin and Riverboat Gambers/Drakulas frontman Mike Wiebe (pictured above, l-r) hosted the Austin Music Industry Awards, the fifth annual celebration of the behind-the-scenes talents – in the record stores and instrument shops, the recording studios and the press.

4:25PM Mon. Feb. 18, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Churns Out 8th Artist List
Hardcore hip-hop/electronic/punk assailants Ho99o9 return to South by Southwest, as does Roots drummer Questlove, heavy shoegazers Nothing, and Midwestern emo vets the Get Up Kids. The music festival and conference, now just 25 days out, jacks up its roster by 102 ticks with today’s weekly talent drop.

10:00AM Thu. Feb. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Stacey Abrams, Beastie Boys to Speak at SXSW
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate (and putative 2020 presidential hopeful) Stacey Abrams and The L Word creator IIene Chaiken are some of many names just added to this year's SXSW speaker lineup. Plus ch-check it out: The surviving members of the Beastie Boys will deliver this year's Music keynote speech.

9:00AM Tue. Feb. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Think No Think Endures Stomach Surgery From Butthole Surfer Guitarist
Think No Think singer/guitarist John Dowey opens up in a new video for their track “9-5er.” Or, rather, he’s opened up. That’s him receiving intestinal splaying surgery at the hands of two demented doctors, one of them being Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers.

11:45AM Thu. Feb. 7, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Reveals Surpass Halfway Mark
Bringing the total to over 1,100 acts prepping for SXSW, lineup drop seven pushes past the halfway mark of the fest’s sprawling lineup. Beloved local rock troupe White Denim airs new tracks March 11-17, and joins cosmic jazz-funk cult Golden Dawn Arkestra and Dripping Springs psych-Americana maker Israel Nash.

10:00AM Thu. Feb. 7, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Adds 80 Acts
With South by Southwest’s Music conference just 39 days away, the fest adds another 80 acts this week. True songwriter’s songwriter Steve Earle has signed on to revisit Austin the week of March 11-17. So has Easy Life, the burgeoning UK quintet whose tasty indie pop, with hip-hop delivery, got them inked to Island Records.

10:00AM Thu. Jan. 31, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Adding to Pile: SXSW’s Fifth Artist List
Only 46 days remaining until South by Southwest’s Music week, slackers better begin scouring the lineup for their new favorite acts. May we suggest aesthetically unpredictable Aussie singer/guitarist/artiste Kirin J. Callinan or Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis’ new collabo, Heart Bones?

10:00AM Thu. Jan. 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Gaming to Host Halo Championship Series Invitational
As e-sports continues to grow beyond its insulated walls and make its way into the consciousness of the uninitiated SXSW does what it does best: sees the trend and capitalizes. In this case they’re bringing e-sports pros to town for some top-tier Halo play.

12:30PM Tue. Jan. 22, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

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