Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...Elle King's brassy, brazen voice turned heads with the release of last summer's eponymous EP. With four songs, the 23-year-old Brooklyn songwriter inhabited an eclectic sweep of styles and moods, from the defiant growl of "Playing for Keeps" and twanged, banjo-backed "Good to Be a Man" to the sparsely mournful "No One Can Save You" and lascivious cover of rapper Khia's "My Neck, My Back."..."
"...Now hosting events in Nashville as well, the flagship micro festival on Willie Nelson’s ranch in Spicewood just west of Austin expanded its legend in its sixth year. “This is my favorite fucking hang of the year!” exclaimed Elle King on Thursday...."
"...Elle King 9pm, Yahoo's Brazos Hall Elle King's 2012 debut EP on Fat Possum set expectations high, with the young Brooklyn songwriter's powerful vox scouring biting roots-pop on songs like "Good to Be a Man." Her full-length finally arrived this year, and proved worth the wait, as Love Stuff (RCA) rips like a bluesier Amy Winehouse, aggressive swagger laced with rocking riffs and King's steel-nerved songwriting. (Also: Fri., 11:10pm, Stubb's) – Doug Freeman..."
"...Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Bob Newhart and Luke Wilson..."
"...On Red River, Cauthen falls heavily into a chair outside of the green room and waits to open for Elle King at the start of a monthlong tour together. He sparks a pipe and exhales, brief reprieve from a whirlwind week that includes playing with Kris Kristofferson and flying to Cleveland for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Johnny Cash at the request of John Carter Cash...."
"...12:30am, Malaia Upstairs Lawrence, Mass., rapper Termanology has worked with producers Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Large Professor throughout his seven-year recording career, one that reached new heights last year on 1982, made with fellow Lawrence native Statik Selektah. In January, Termanology dropped Cameo King II, a mixtape doused in East Coast classicism, with features from Sean Price, Bun B, M.O.P, and Freeway..."
"...Naturally, the bull riding, bronc taming, and mutton bustin’ attract a demographic that may or may not still have an 8-track tape player in its pickup truck, but as per usual, Rodeo Austin programs for broader tastes. Indie roots star Elle King, daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and recent tour partner for Austin’s Paul Cauthen, bats third in the two-week run after Yoakam and Pride..."
"...This year, ticket holders have to choose between weekend one exclusives the Strokes and Alabama Shakes, and weekend two headliners Florence + the Machine and Modest Mouse. Even among the lower strata of acts there’s exclusives, like first-weekend Texas troubadour William Clark Green versus SNL scion Elle King and Chapel Hill jubilee roots duo Mandolin Orange..."
"...TBA, Kiss & Fly Dee-1's syrupy Southern drawl is one of the freshest young voices in hip-hop. The New Orleans native and LSU grad taught middle school in the Crescent City for two years before making beats and rhymes a full-time gig..."
"...Of that subsection, 23, there’s better known talent including Quiet Company, Mother Falcon, Jon Dee Graham, and Amy Cook, as well as recent Fun Fun Fun Fest performers the Digital Wild. Girl Pilot, Chronicle contributor William Harries Graham (Jon Dee’s son), and his band the Painted Redstarts – which also stars Charlie Sexton’s rocking offspring Marlon – also made the cut...."
"...Here’s the full rundown. And make no mistake, the clock’s ticking..."
"...When KGSR released its debut Broadcasts compilation in 1992, a single platter bookended by local songwriters Darden Smith and Sarah Hickman, CDs were supplanting cassettes and Austin's skyline didn't defy gravity. The local frequency's annual stocking stuffer has since raised over $3 million for homegrown charities..."
"...Elle King at Fair Market..."
"...Other notable showcasers in today’s late-breaking SXSW announcement include Dr. Octagon, hit-maker Elle King, and “Whip My Hair” singer Willow Smith...."
"...If they’re received well and connect with people, that’s good, but it starts by feeling like you connect with them. You’re always chipping away on ideas and thinking about songs, and in my mind, we were always thinking about the next chapter.”..."
"...Homegrown favorites lead off both discs, Spoon dishing "Inside Out" and Shakey Graves starting the second with "The Perfect Parts," though Aussie standout Courtney Barnett (gorgeously downbeat "Depreston") and Michigan songwriter BØRNS ("Electric Love") stand out even more so. The overall tenor of the first platter strikes a tinder box of tender-voiced emotions (Vance Joy's "Mess Is Mine," Leon Bridges' stellar throwback "Coming Home," the Head & the Heart's "Let's Be Still"), with none more exceptional than newcomer Zella Day's trembling "Jameson." Still, enough grit (Ryan Bingham's poignant "Broken Heart Tattoos," Elle King's low-down "Ain't Gonna Drown") and pop (Walk the Moon's jittery "Shut Up and Dance," Bahamas' silky "All the Time") interlaces compellingly until closing blasts from Hozier and the Bright Light Social Hour..."
"...Coleman's already made it more than most. He's built a national profile via association with tastemaking garage-rock labels Burger and Goner Records, and local respect for songwriting that filters Lou Reed through Daniel Johnston as marinated in Lone Star and chronic..."
"...1. Free Shows This year the Rainey Street Bud Light Stage hosts a variety of performers: Thursday: Elle King and Trombone Shorty at 8:20pm. Friday: Money Chicha, Ozomatli and Mayer Hawthorne at 7pm. Saturday: Holiday Mountain, A-Trak and Public Enemy at 7pm. 2..."
"...PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN Ting Tings, Tove Lo, Clean Bandit, Melanie Martinez, Elle King, Ivy Levan, Mowgli's, and Jess Glynne, Benefiting VH1's Save the Music campaign. 5pm..."
"...J.P. Harris rolled the main stage with a mix of hard Dale Watson honky-tonk and country ballads, followed by Elle King’s powerful bluesy vocals ripping ribald and defiant..."