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  • Songwriters Series: Guy Forsyth

    Austin's Guy Forsyth has long enjoyed praise for his dazzling live shows and rich Americana and blues roots sound. His songs incorporate a unique mixture of styles and his sound is at once polished, raw, compelling, and irresistibly rump-shaking.
    Sat. Jan. 26th, 8pm  
    Threadgill's North
  • Hi How Are You Day 2019

    Please support the Hi, How Are You Project's mission to eliminate the stigma around mental health conversations by joining us for the 2nd annual Hi, How Are You Day. The fundraising concert will feature performances by the the Flaming Lips, Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, the Moth & the Flame, Bob Mould, the Black Angels, Gavin Degraw, Bob Schneider, and Tameca Jones! Tune in to the livestream concert event and learn how you can donate at www.hihowareyou.org. #HiHowAreYou
    Tues. Jan. 22, 7pm  
    ACL Live at the Moody Theater
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    Cloud Nothings, Curved Light

    Fast on the heels of 2017’s Life Without Sound, Cloud Nothings’ fifth LP Last Building Burning bursts with the Cleveland quartet’s nervous punk energy and Eighties college rock hooks. Take bets on whether the epic “Dissolution” closes the show. ATX’s Curved Light, nom de guerre of multimedia artist Peter Tran, and Shells begin.
    Sat., Oct. 27, 9pm 
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    Benjamin Booker, Bully, Tele Novella

    With throaty grit and garage slosh riffs, Benjamin Booker leers with a world-weary paranoia, blues, and manic punk on last year’s politically charged Witness. Accompanying the Virginia Beach singer are Nashville Sub Pop signees Bully. The trio coalesces Nineties alternative reminiscent of Sonic Youth and Sleater-Kinney on Losing (2017). Psych-pop locals Tele Novella open.
    Sat., Oct. 27, 8pm 
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    Stones Throw Tour 2018

    Los Angeles label Stones Throw launched in 1996 as a headquarters for indie hip-hop and evolved into so much more. New additions to the roster now showcase locally: lost funk great (Prophet, with DJ Novena), R&B outsider (Stimulator Jones), synth-pop weirdo (Jerry Paper), next-gen beatsmith (Mndsgn), and hip-hop jazz soloist (Kiefer). We spoke with Kiefer Shackelford in advance of the traveling showcase. Austin Chronicle: What’s your live setup like? Kiefer Shackelford: I have a Korg Kronos and I’m triggering beats and loops on my laptop, but I’m basically just playing piano for an hour. AC: On the new album Happysad, what’s the primary piano you use? KS: My upright piano. I don’t use any software instruments; all of my keyboard parts are recorded live. Everything has to be done right on the first take. AC: Why do you prefer the upright? KS: You can hear that it’s a real instrument. The thing that can be stale about normal hip-hop instrumentals is when they loop four bars for four minutes. It’s like the person who made it hit the space bar and walked away. So with the upright recorded acoustically, there’s a transience and presence throughout that makes it feel like I’m there with the listener the whole time, like it’s live music. AC: What does it mean to you to be a jazz musician in 2018? KS: It’s knowing history, the spirit and the sound, but also trying to find a way to take the music further. The jazz sound of today will have elements that weren’t considered jazz yesterday. All of the greats were always doing things that were non-jazz. Miles Davis didn’t even call his music jazz. He called it social music.
    Sat., Oct. 27 
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