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"...Sunday rang in Jack White’s second night at Austin Music Hall. That was five nights before a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, over two years since showing face at ACL Fest and taping Austin City Limits, and 13 years after becoming one of the most consistently successful rock stars of the modern age...."
"...An ear-splitting chorus of shrieks signaled Hozier’s arrival onstage at a sold-out Austin Music Hall on Tuesday night. The welcome provided a census for the 25-year-old Irishman’s first local concert since SXSW last year: 80% women and 20% their boyfriends...."
"...To the Austin Music Poll voters, I attended the Austin Music Awards show and had a wonderful time. If not for the glaring omission of the Dicks from the Austin Music Poll Hall of Fame [Music, March 14], the show would have been perfect. The Dicks were cited as primary influences by everyone from Henry Rollins to David Yow to Kurt Cobain and can still bring down houses in Texas and California to this day..."
"...The Austin Chronicle has teamed up with the good people from Direct Events to give out a pair of front row seats to see Cheech and Chong at the Austin Music Hall on November 15...."
"...Weezer’s emotional sophomore disc, 1996’s Pinkerton, embarrassed author Rivers Cuomo as a perfect vignette of his tortured sabbatical at Harvard. In 2001, The Green Album then traded “Tired of Sex” for “Island in the Sun.” Twenty years after its debut, on Tuesday night at a sold-out Austin Music Hall, none of the L.A..."
"...Beloved Austinite (by way of Waller) Daniel Johnston shuffled onstage, his hoodie zipped up only a couple of inches and his bangs swaying haphazardly in his eyes. Somehow in front of a hall full of people, the middle-aged man became a lonely child playing in a darkened basement with only a toy six-string in hand..."
"...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...."
"...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. And granted, the 2002-03 Music Awards did deliver some results that weren't exactly huge shockers: KGSR, who presented a $220,000 check to the SIMS Foundation, as Best Radio Station; Eric Johnson as Best Electric Guitarist; Monte Montgomery as Best Acoustic Guitarist; Waterloo as Best Record Store; and Willie Nelson, Joe "King" Carrasco, Stephen Bruton, and Eliza Gilkyson all getting nominated to the Texas Music Hall of Fame..."
"...Plenty of others were nodding right along and basically rocking the fuck out. The other punk moment, so lengthy it became the centerpiece of the entire show, was the Class of '78 reunion, which collected a dozen or so alumni from Standing Waves, Terminal Mind, the Skunks, D-Day, and the Next, including Larry Seaman, Jon Dee Graham, Jesse Sublett, Randy Franklin, De Lewellen, and brand-new Hall of Famer Terri Lord..."
"...Local Label 1) Modern Outsider 2) VMG (Vallejo Music Group) 3) Super Secret 4) Saustex 5) Nine Mile Records 6) Austin Town Hall Records 7) Elevator Bath 8) Raw Paw 9) Holodeck 10) Music Road [image-4-right]..."
"...Because this year's Hall of Fame nominees are the strongest ever. We scoured the annals of past inductees, from ....."
"...Another one-of-a-kind live music offering, Viva la Diva, showcases the next generation of local frontwomen: Gina Chavez, Nina Diaz, Jazz Mills, Sunny Sweeney, Carson McHone, Tameca Jones, and Dana Falconberry laying down a medley of classic Austin songs. The night will close, as it did last year for Moser's farewell jam, with maximum musical emotion as friends say goodbye to local Rock & Roll Hall of Fame keyboardist Ian McLagan...."
"...Toni Price supplied her own wattage, peppery crown of hair a beacon over a bright blue blouse and gold lamé skirt. Inducted into the Hall of Fame for three decades of “blood, sweat, and soul” at the Continental Club, as put by AMA co-emcee Rick McNulty of KUTX, the boozy blues diva shone brighter than a cache of semiprecious stones...."
"...Best Producer 1) Adrian Quesada 2) Chris “Frenchie” Smith 3) Danny Reisch 4) Cris Burns 5) Bryan Ray Runners-Up: Matt Noveskey, Mark Hallman, AJ Vallejo..."
"...Music Photographer David Brendan Hall..."
"...1) Merrick Ales 2) David Brendan Hall 3) Gabriella McSwain 4) Dave Pedley 5) Winker Withaneye 6) Roger Ho 7) Rodney Bursiel 8) Maurice Eagle 9) Todd V. Wolfson 10) Bob Zink POSTER..."
"...Following Hall of Fame inductions for trumpet mainstay Ephraim Owens and late radio deejay great Larry Monroe, former Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine – an AMA alum since her teens – led the Bluebonnets through the first musical blast of the night. That set up the bluesy burn for a special collaboration of firebrand guitarist/singers Jackie Venson and Carolyn Wonderland, who’d written a song expressly for the occasion..."
"...Vote in categories like best club lighting, best radio DJ, producer, local record company, and more. [image-4] Hall of Fame: Who is the best of the best? Read all the Hall of Fame Nominees’ bios here [image-5] Remember to vote by Jan..."
"...Welcome to the Church of MMJ. With the first show of their two-night stand, My Morning Jacket unloaded a nearly two-and-a-half-hour set that threatened to bring down the Austin Music Hall three months ahead of its scheduled demolition...."
"...Riders Against the Storm are among the finalists in the Best Hip-Hop category. Bavu Blakes is up for Hall of Fame honors..."
"...Not this year. In the spirit of our analysis-challenged times, I'm choosing convenience over context and recapping 2015 in the only format lazier than a listicle: the FAQ page..."
"...Cops know who I was cause their kid said the show was awesome." Says Tyler: "The irony, to me at least, is that I got arrested over some dumb shit and the cops who were taking my information were like, 'My kid loves your music.'" He declined to say whether the charges were ultimately dropped. Saturday at noon, Tyler hosts a video screening at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, open to subscribers of his new Golf Media app...."
"...But it can also appear more modestly, calm and steady, moving toward its goal with a steadfast commitment while showing an openness to collaboration and a generosity of spirit. The three inductees into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame for 2016 belong to the latter camp..."
"...Dear Editor, It has taken awhile to recover from South by Southwest (every year it takes a little longer), but I want to congratulate everyone who made this year's SXSW another success! I saw some wonderful films and heard lots of great music, which is to be expected. What I didn't expect was the huge headache I got at Wednesday night's Austin Music Awards show. I had heard rumors that the acoustics at the newly renovated Austin Music Hall left something to be desired..."
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"...Even with South by Southwest landing the biggest headliner ever on Wednesday – the Obamas – Austin music still has problems, and Steve Adler's here to help. The mayor appeared on the balcony of City Hall last Friday morning, trumpeting a resolution to stimulate local music industry growth, sustain concert venues, and keep Austin musicians from moving to Detroit – or wherever the next burgeoning artist colony is...."
"...The new opportunity affirmed my belief that dreams come true if you're masochistic enough to endure their pursuit. It also presented me with the challenge of growing up without maturing ....."
"...Stratus, meanwhile, initially planned to operate Transmission as an event production and sponsorship business, then gave up and terminated the remaining staff. Since then, they've been seeking a production partner to hold Fun Fun Fun Fest on Halloween weekend 2017. Survive's Strange Ascent..."
"...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.”..."
"...Music Business Hall of Fame: Clifford Antone..."
"...Austin favorite stages now operate under the designations of Best New Club, Best Live Music Venue, Best Lighting, Best Sound, Best “Outside Austin City Limits” Music Venue, Best Music Venue to Play, Best Live Music Booker, and Best Ongoing Music Residency. The industry honors will also include Best Music Support Non-Profit and Music Business Hall of Fame...."
"...Rose Reyes inducts Conjunto Los Pinkys into the Austin Music Hall of Fame...."
"...Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 18..."
"...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...."
"...So you can only imagine how exciting it was for me to be invited to the Austin Music Awards to accept an award! I've learned to enjoy my artistic life by moments, rather than by expectations. Like the moment I sold my first CD, and every CD after that, and the first time I heard one of my songs in a club, and people got up and were dancing to it, or the time I was recognized by a fan in a grocery story, and now, the night I drooled blood on the Austin Music Hall stage accepting an award for best industrial/goth band. Will my music ever be bigger than Britney Spears? I don't know, but whatever happens, I will always have my beautiful moments...."
"...Dear Editor, While closed for six months in 2007, the Austin Music Hall apparently improved the air conditioning and painted some stuff while making concerted effort to muffle, muddle, and damage the building’s already-poor acoustics. Friday night’s Death Cab for Cutie show (May 1) was a lot like watching a band on a bad TV with no treble from the back of a bottom bunk. Bad sight lines, obstructed views all over, bad sound everywhere except the first five rows of the center mezzanine and the first 50 feet of the floor. Yes, all that and more..."
"...As its name implies, Broken Spoke (3201 S. Lamar) is a honky-tonk dance hall on South Lamar that prides itself on hosting Austin’s “real” country acts..."
"...His all-star fiddle fête featured former Asleep at the Wheel stringmaster Jason Roberts, instrumental wizard Erik Hokkanen, and eventually Carrie Rodriguez, with Dick Gimble, Johnny’s son, on bass, and his daughter Emily Gimble – Asleep at the Wheel pianist/singer – on keys. The strings squared off through “Under the X in Texas” and “The End of the Line,” and finished with new AMA Hall of Fame inductees the Flatlanders sharing rounds on “Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms.”..."
"...Austin Music Hall, Wednesday 13..."
"...Later, beloved blues guitarist Nick Curran, lost to cancer in 2012, received a posthumous Hall of Fame plaque alongside local known quantities Fastball, the Gourds, former Go-Go’s bassist and “Vacation” author Kathy Valentine – introduced by Blondie – the Hickoids, Leroi Brothers, and DJ Mel. Curran’s mother offered a moving speech in tribute to her son during his segment...."
"...Timbuk 3's Barbara Kooyman & the Unstrung Heroes of Texamericana promoted Kooyman's new nonprofit radio venture with a hootenanny-style set highlighted by Michelle Shocked's soaring rendition of "Come a Long Way." New AMA emcee Andy Langer assumed Paul Ray's gavel with purposeful aplomb, though the best award presenter quip came from poster artist Billy Perkins. "I'm flattered to be a presenter," he said, "but the fact that I'm here means some of y'all sons a bitches didn't vote for me!" Vanguard Eighties punk quartet Scratch Acid made it into the Hall of Fame, but only guitarist Brett Bradford was on hand to accept..."
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"...Wednesday, March 17 Austin Music Hall, 7:55pm sharp..."