"...On an evening filled with historical performances, the emotional core of the 35th annual Austin Music Awards show occurred early. As the “Femmes for SIMS” peaked in the first music set, country sirens the Trishas took the stage with Savannah Welch carefully steadying herself on a new prosthetic leg as Liz Foster led a soulful reprise of “Rise Above.”..."
"...The lineup for the 36th annual Austin Music Awards has begun taking shape. Austin’s psych sovereigns the Black Angels, whose 2017 album Death Song highlighted a triumphant year in Austin music, are set to perform, as is roots songwriter extraordinaire Lucinda Williams...."
"...The Austin Music Awards ceremony isn't until next week, but the industry awards were announced at the Palm Door on Sixth Monday (3/6) evening...."
"...Mark your calendars, because for the first time in decades, the Austin Music Awards no longer falls during South by Southwest. Instead, the 36th annual AMAs takes place Wed., Feb..."
"...In a metropolis where music does the talking, words buoyed the 2017/18 Austin Music Awards as loud as its potent soundtrack. Wednesday night at the Moody Theater they proved an oral flash mob, putting bons mots to the last half-century of auditory ephemera..."
"...Those five words serve as the theme for the 2014/15 Austin Music Awards and they never ring truer than during South by Southwest, within which we stage the local version of the Grammys on Wed., March 18, at the Austin Convention Center ballroom, 7:35pm sharp...."
"...The 36th Annual Austin Music Awards are February 28th at ACL Live featuring Lucinda Williams, the Black Angels, John Hiatt, Alejandro Escovedo, huge surprise guests, and more!..."
"...Led Zeppelin oracle Robert Plant will perform on Wednesday at the Austin Music Awards in a special closing segment honoring KUTX’s late Twine Time host Paul Ray. It will be the singer’s only South by Southwest appearance...."
"...Blaze Foley's been added to the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards lineup!..."
"...The more things change ... If you listen closely, you could probably hear the carping when the 2002-03 Austin Music Awards lineup was first announced, "C'mon, Steven Fromholz, Ray Benson, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard? Isn't that a little predictable?" Not predictable were Shaver's stunning version of "Honky Tonk Heroes," Ray Wylie Hubbard's raw take on his anthem "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother," and Ray Benson tossing out a quip about when Austin rents were $100 and a bag of weed was $10..."
"...It's probably no coincidence the year the Austin Music Awards were on St. Patrick's Day was the year punk rock, assisted handily by Texas insanity and Celtic soul, stole the show..."
"...From UT to Red River, glowing reminders of our forebears make themselves known. Austin punk rock institution the Big Boys graced the Austin Music Awards in the early Eighties, but tonight went beyond Austin history straight into the ever-evolving abyss: the history of rock & roll..."
"...The true spirit of the 26th annual Austin Music Awards was best expressed by its first recipient of the evening, World Music Band of the Year Atash's frontman Roberto Riggio, who offered via the Sufi poet Rumi: "We have fallen into a place where everything is music." With SXSW swarming outside, the newly renovated Austin Music Hall served as musical epicenter, a convergence of past and present embodied in the bookending collaborations of the evening: the opening tribute to Walter Hyatt and billed headliner Rokkervil, teaming resurrected 13th Floor Elevator and AMA Musician of the Year Roky Erickson with Indie Band winners Okkervil River...."
"...In a metropolis where music does the talking, words buoyed the 2017/18 Austin Music Awards as loud as its potent soundtrack. Last Wednesday night at the Moody Theater, they proved an oral flash mob, putting bons mots to the last half-century of auditory ephemera..."
"...“Tonight is about celebrating Austin music on a night when the whole world is in town,” emcee Andy Langer announced at the onset of the 32nd annual Austin Music Awards, the last ceremony run by departing Chronicle senior writer Margaret Moser. “For a long, long time, the center of the musical universe revolved around this woman.”..."
"...Thematically, the 34th Austin Music Awards boasted “Deep Roots, Living Legends,” but the deaths of two of the city’s greatest musical stewards shaded Wednesday night’s sold-out gala. Immaculate tribute to Twine Time deejay and veteran AMA emcee Paul Ray, led by Zeppelin icon Robert Plant, built anticipation throughout the epic, four-hour show...."
"...In a new venue on a stage bedecked with floral tributes to Ann Richards and Clifford Antone, the 25th edition of the Austin Music Awards evoked the spirit of a smaller, more casual town that continues to persist even as the growing metropolis is beset with toll roads and Neiman Marcus openings. Margaret Moser's homey introduction set the tone for satisfied Nashville transplants Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel to deliver an informal set of Derek & the Dominos songs..."
"...Blame the Big Boys, whose scathing punk for a classed-up Austin Music Awards show audience visited the genre’s desired effect on the era. Blame the security at the Austin Opera House, bikers and ex-Navy SEALs from Willie Nelson’s road crew, who typical of the times tried to maintain control through intimidation..."
"...Alejandro Escovedo accepts his awards for Singer-Songwriter and Hall of Fame as KGSR deejays Bryan Beck (l) and Kevin Connor (r) applaud.photograph by Bludmuffin..."
"...Home also beckons as a destination, a place and community to discover, as it did for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee for both the Small Faces and Faces, Ian McLagan, who called Austin home for the final 20 years of his life. And home encompasses the people you love, as 2015 Austin Music Awards queen Gina Chavez, who took home Best Musician, Album, Song, and Latin Artist of the Year, declares on her stellar 2014 sophomore LP, up.rooted: “All I know, my home is your heart.”..."
"...When the leonine singer stepped to the mic in the Austin Convention Center last South by Southwest, purring his beloved Fifties R&B – correction, late KUTX oracle Paul Ray's beloved Twine Time – he instigated as palpable a hold-your-breath moment as any ever experienced at an Austin Music Awards. Very sweetest of spots in the great American canon – the Coasters, and Clyde McPhatter – Saturday night at the drive-in came alive at the Downtown ballroom via the ever-Pavlovian pipes of a legendary honeydripper missing only a gold-sequined jacket and some pomade...."
"...Wednesday, March 15 Like a wet, sloppy kiss from a fleeting, beery-breathed soul mate, this year's Austin Music Awards was a rough, rocking, and unabashedly romantic paean to the city's trademark resource. Although SXSW's draw is globe-girdling, the Awards remains a local affair..."
"...Dear Editor, Some of the results of the Austin Music Awards remind me of the “free elections” my family used to take part in in Ceaucescu’s Romania or the crazy hype over Slumdog Millionaire. Could Bob Schneider and Sarah Jarosz have won any more categories between them? Is she really the best country, bluegrass, and folk singer of the year? I watch the country scene in Austin very closely and never heard of her..."
"...Every year the Austin Music Awards call forth those spirits, threading their frequencies into the sonic fabric of the present. In addition to celebrating Doug Sahm's defining Tex-Mex groove and the Dicks' three-decade role in defining Austin punk, the 27th installment of the AMAs set up Sixth Street's protean champion Bob Schneider with teen sensations the Fireants and brought Roky Erickson to bear on his contemporary psych inheritors, the Black Angels...."
"...AUSTIN, TX, Friday, February 15, 2008 – It’s time once again to honor the music that makes Austin the Live Music Capital of the World! Votes from this year’s Austin Chronicle Music Poll are being tabulated and the winners will be announced at the 26th Annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 12, at the newly renovated Austin Music Hall, the official kick-off to South by Southwest Music...."
"...To whom it may concern, I was almost totally bored, at the least, with the Austin Music Awards Wednesday [March 17]. I was watching it on TV and could not believe how some of the presenters were dressed and the extra baggage that was carried up on stage..."
"...1986: The 1985/86 Austin Music Awards took place at the Austin Opera House on March 13. One of my fondest memories of that show was Roky Erickson playing with the True Believers..."
"...It was set to be the perfect show. The lineup for the 20th anniversary of the Austin Music Awards was balanced to represent the broad diversity of the Austin music scene, pulling together artists that made up its past and hope to be its future..."
"...In the war room, afternoons were spent spitballing, strategizing, scheming, and dreaming up performances for the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards. All the generals were there: Charlie Sexton – rock royalty guitarist with a Rolodex on his phone likely second only to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame co-founder Jann Wenner; Celeste Quesada – the show's pragmatic organizer with a knack for bringing ideas to life and herding cats like …; Louis Black – the boss of big-picture brilliance; and Raoul Hernandez – ruthless rock critic armed with a notepad of ideas and lofty standards safeguarding the event...."
"...The 1998-99 Austin Music Awards show was an evening of Austin-style celebration and song. From the burst of musical energy kicking off the show to an unnannounced Grammys presentation, the evening sparkled and its stars shone..."
"...32nd Annual Austin Music Awards, March 12, Austin Convention Center..."
"...Before things get too busy today wanted to make sure & blog about the Music Awards tomorrow night. Tickets are on sale at Waterloo Records for $15 or you can buy them at the door for $20! If you have a SXSW wristband or music badge you can get in for free..."
"...Two things made this year notable for the 19th Music Poll. The first is the striking sweep of awards by Bob Schneider and the Scabs..."
"...Urlich Ellison / Urlich Ellison & the Tribe accept awards for Best Guitar / Best Blues/Soul/Funk..."
"...Austin Music Awards CEO Louis Black and Chronicle publisher Nick Barbaro..."