"...Perhaps the most accurate description of Larry Monroe lurks in what Monroe doesn't know about the moniker for his Phil Music program. Phil Music, one of Monroe's four regular shows on KUT, takes its name from the fictional host for the weekly Thursday program..."
"..."I didn't grow up wanting to be a musician," says the younger musician, who was raised in Orange County and relocated to Austin in 2009 while playing bass with Ryan Bingham. "But when I hit puberty, I realized how much power music had."..."
"...Pantera legend Phil Anselmo remains an expert on at least two disciplines: extreme music and horror films. Accordingly, the two intersect this weekend at his Housecore Horror Film Festival..."
"...All they would really do was dub you off a VHS and mail it to your house. That was very similar to tape trading and demo trading with music..."
"...Hitting the summer slumps? Try a sonic solution. Pack your Friday through Sunday with the music team's cherry-picked recommendations...."
"...Embrace the sonic powers of summer starting tonight with this live music matrix decoding. To help winnow down the hordes of local concert listings, we’ve flagged a few of our favorites...."
"...I’ve discovered incredible music while watching TV and films...."
"...It’s still nearly three months until Housecore Horror, the new fusion horror film/heavy metal festival from the twisted mind of Phil Anselmo, comes ripping, but Austin’s newest gathering of dark minds just unleashed its full music schedule...."
"...Waterloo Music Festival, Friday 7-Sunday 9..."
"...Since last fall, South by Southwest has parceled out its 2017 music lineup via sometimes massive lists revealing hundreds of performers. From here on out, the conference will release small batches every Friday..."
"...Guided by Voices GUIDED BY VOICES: It's a sad day in Austin when they tear down the Opera House. Like the Armadillo, the Opera House was sacred musical ground, and you need dig down only a layer or two to uncover one of the venue's last great stands: Guided by Voices, SXSW '96..."
"...illustration by Jason Stout It isn't likely that any- one much under 40 thinks often of Phil Ochs. His music didn't sell, and he was most famous for songs that protested a war everyone wants to forget..."
"...WALT WILKINS: Originally from Texas, Walt Wilkins has called Nashville home since 1994. An admired songwriter who has had songs cut by Ty Herndon, Pat Green, and Ricky Skaggs, Wilkins' debut Fire Honey & Angels is a varied collection of American musical styles, containing rich images, refined melodies, and top-notch musicianship..."
"...THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO AUSTIN: A faith-filled congregation of some of Austin's leading gospel evangelists would be an evening well spent any time, but the reason behind this Ballroom revival makes it even worthier. Austin attorney Greg Atkins is spearheading a drive to open a non-church-affiliated gospel music venue downtown, and has convinced upwards of 15 local believers to issue the fundraising CD, The Gospel According to Austin..."
"...Now with more creative control at Island, he's just released I Don't Know Why I Act This Way , a brilliant LP that pulses with the same genius guitarist-cum-songwriter savvy as Robbie Robertson, Daniel Lanois, and Adrien Belew. This will be a night of big, powerful music in a small, powerful room..."
"...Phil Aulie was my closest friend and closest collaborator. He was an incredible musician, poet, actor, artist, and human being, and I feel your article perfectly captured the life and spirit of Phil, and did a wonderful job of refocusing the attention from the sadness of his death to a more hopeful and happy look at what he taught us in his life..."
"...LATINO RENDEZVOUS: Put together by the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy, SXSW's annual Tejano showcase is always one of the premier events of the music conference. Javier Galvan y Fama kick it off this year with an international sound that emphasizes romantic ballads..."
"...Lesh writes plenty about his relationship with Jerry Garcia and his successful efforts to overcome years of alcoholism with the help of his wife, Jill. Lesh is at his best when articulating his unwavering belief that the Grateful Dead's ecstatic, exploratory music and its inherent spiritual communing can be an engine to transform human consciousness...."
"...16, Auditorium Shores, 7pm Second LP in two years for super indie Merge, Pile drove indie rock straight in a turnbuckle with the theatrical élan of front duo Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen. Also the Sonny & Cher behind the equally electrifying Sweet Spirit, not only was the pair's "Disneyland on LSD" video among the Chronicle's highest viewed posts last year, A Giant Dog's Austin Music Award for Best Rock last month got retrieved by Ellis impersonator John Valley and Chronicle columnist Kevin Curtin subbing for bassist Graham Low..."
"...JOE ELY: When Ely finally won a Grammy last month as part of Los Super Seven, to many Texans it was long overdue. Ely is one of the true gods of Austin songwriters, a Lubbock native who plied his Panhandle poetry into some of the most visionary music ever to come from Texas..."
"...Fri. 16, CU29, 11pm Club music for the masses of Guadalajara, Nacho Luquin and drummer Rodrigo di Vece drench heartbreak in the glitz and cheese of Eighties synths..."
"..."I grew up in a really privileged environment," says the 29-year-old born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "My parents have also always been pretty supportive of my music..."
"...That said, no one's even sure Hitchhiker is real, other than the work with Korean boy band Shinee and singles like "11," baby babble atop diet Diplo bass. The music video currently sits at over 2 million views, with roughly 30,000 likes and dislikes..."
"...speak. comedy festival, showcasing comedy on film, in music, and in live performance..."
"...Last year Haynes also filled a guitar slot on tour with the Dead, a part he's also played with Phil Lesh and Friends. A lesser musician might have a difficult time keeping it all straight, but Haynes revels in it...."
"...Musicians have documented their place of origin since minstrelsy was invented. Florida native Richard Barone moved to the Big Apple in time for punk and New Wave, and eventually settled into Greenwich Village in the lower part of New York City..."
"...Scott Gorham has lived in London since 1974, when the flamethrowing 23-year-old guitarist joined Thin Lizzy for its third album Night Life, a neon shard of electric R&B. Harmonizing with mercurial Scottish axe murderer Brian Robertson, the L.A.-born Gorham, the only Yank musician Lizzy embodiment Phil Lynott ever entrusted his band to – from ’74 all the way to their twilight’s last gleaming in 1983 – set into motion a dual-guitar roller coaster that will never cease to thrill the annals of rock...."
"...Basically we would go to places and we would see bands trying to sound like us opening up for us, 1-2-3-4 with the leather jackets and the jeans and the Converse sneakers, which you see everywhere now. We were very grateful and happy that we were at least laying some sort of groundwork for bands that just wanted to play music. OTR: The early Eighties brought a lot of change in the mainstream with the rise of MTV and New Wave..."
"...Huey Lewis & the News, who play the Long Center Wednesday, might be considered an 1980s phenomenon, but their frontman touches every level of the music business. We spoke for an hour, Lewis overflowing stories..."
"...Alexander Dunn: This was the first example of what can only be compared to a music computer. That's why it was such a revolution..."
"...Austin's freshest (make that only) hybrid horror/metal festival has already announced its musical line-up, including headliners Gwar, Down and Goblin, so now it's time to fill out the film side of this mutant melding. Today, 14 more titles join opening night anthology The Profane Exhibit bloodying up the screen, with plenty more to come...."
"...His main band of 22 years, Gov’t Mule, will be touring this year, but guitarist Warren Haynes has Phil Lesh & Friends and the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration on his schedule as well. Friday, he arrives at Emo’s with his Ashes & Dust band, a largely acoustic ensemble bringing to life the music from his highly praised 2015 solo album of the same name...."
"...Wrapping, I asked him if I could lob a couple more questions. Really, with someone of Visconti’s stature, you could elicit music history ‘til Elvis comes back for a snack, but that’s why last year he set his autobiography down in print..."
"...Austin Chronicle: I remember seeing the Blasters in the Eighties with R&B saxophone legend Lee Allen. You’ve always tried to bring musicians like that to people’s attention, and you’ve done it again with Big Bill Broonzy...."
"...Given the band’s standard-issue deathcore, Hatebreed would’ve been a closer guess for inspiration. The singer has Jamey Jasta’s throat-ripping bark down cold, but the music shows little that might make DWT stand out...."
"...With long, dark hair that signals his Native American heritage, he looks like the Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes with better dental coverage. In 2012, Pierce relocated his family to Austin and has since transitioned from being an educator to a full-time musician, tickling keys in barrooms and honky-tonks nightly...."
"...From the "You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Folks" files comes this take on how Gram Parsons’ body went missing and reappeared a few days later in the desert, half-cremated. For the uninitiated, Parsons was a Seventies country cult hero, member of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Byrds, pals with the Rolling Stones and Emmylou Harris, and the granddaddy of the alt.country movement (though Parsons himself chafed at categorization; his proposed designation, "American cosmic music," never caught on)..."
"...Most surprising are the songs by Phil Collins. Unlike the usual Disney sing-alongs, the rock drummer's music is used primarily as an effective bridge between sequences..."
"...Earlier this year, Campbell and Williams released a self-titled duo album. Given their musical pedigree, it’s filled with a rangy brand of folk and roots music..."
"...The last week has wreaked heartache on Austin music fans. Friday, beloved local deejay Larry Monroe stopped breathing unexpectedly..."
"...There's never an excuse, in 2006, for men to wear tiny gym shorts in public, even in blistering, dead-of-summer heat. But there they were: grown men dressed like extras from Meatballs and women dressed in spandex and Olivia Newton-John headbands milling about, pawing records, throwing out obscure band names, and talking about their "early stuff." This is Chicago's Union Park, where thousands of fans have converged for the Pitchfork Music Festival..."
"...He’s not the only fan going out of his way for Goblin. Seattle-based black metal experimentalists blackQueen practically begged to be onstage with their musical heroes..."
"...On less than a day's notice, Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson rallied his troops – Joe Ely and Carolyn Wonderland among them – for a private benefit last Thursday at the Austin Music Hall for Sen. Barack Obama, who joined in for a chorus of "Boogie Back to Texas." It wasn't the first time Benson performed for the presidential hopeful either..."
"...9pm, 18th Floor @ the Hilton Red House Records keeps the flame when it comes to contemporary acoustic music. That leaves a wide swathe of genres to cut through, and the label is up for the challenge this year with a small but lush crop of artists..."
"...Dan Foster, Ed Miller, and Sue Fawver split slots on Folkways, the Saturday morning pick-n-grin program that enjoys enormous audience support. Louis Harrison's American Pop, 2-4pm, Sundays, is an erudite blend of history and song from the strings-horns-and-a-golden-voice era of popular music, while Teresa Ferguson's Femme FM on Saturday nights features a motley chorus of women's voices from Ma Rainey to the Spice Girls (well, maybe not the Spice Girls)..."
"...Those positions say as much about who she was as the painful outpouring of grief from the community. See Music Listings for a partial list of benefits for the Barrera family..."
"...20 Feet From Stardom is an extended hosanna to an undersung artist, the backup singer, and what a joyful noise it makes. To chart the creative contributions of so-often-anonymous session vocalists, filmmaker Morgan Neville – a longtime music-doc director (his CV includes television biographies of Hank Williams, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, and Stax Records) – samples six decades of American pop-music history: from doo-wop and girl groups, Ray Charles’ Raelettes and producer Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, to the politically charged, nitty-gritty rock & roll years and on into the age of Auto-Tune, where demand for backup singers has waned considerably...."
"...Meee! “I know it’s Sunday,” rasped Housecore Horror head Phil Anselmo five hours later. “Everybody’s fucking fried.” After a 12-hour siege on the final day of the film and music festival, I’m the walking dead...."
"...That Moore now cements a sophomore spot on skinny Lizzy's almuni roll call speaks to his musical touchstones rather than mere lazy citation. Beyond that one magic Skid Row 45, “New Places, Old Faces” b/w “Misdemeanour Dream Felicity” (readily found on CD) – lighting Lynott’s career while also launching the 16-year-old Moore’s professional standing – the pair’s collaborations remain rock music for the ages..."