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Dispatches from the Live Music Capital of the World

June 21, 2018

Thievery Corporation singer's Austin project picks up steam, Shakey Graves' new live look, and Terror Fest thrives

Kevin Curtin

June 14, 2018

Eastside hip-hop summer series moves to the Expo Center; plus, musical robots with personality disorders and more music news

Kevin Curtin

June 7, 2018

How might the update of Austin’s land development code affect the musical landscape?

Kevin Curtin

May 24, 2018

“I’m a collection of all the shit that you’re throwing around in this stratosphere of online media conversation.”

Kevin Curtin

May 17, 2018

Quintessential Austin song stylist takes up residency at Little Darlin’

Kevin Curtin

May 10, 2018

“We don’t want this music to die” – Johnny Degollado

Kevin Curtin

May 3, 2018

“I figured it was important to rebreak the mold sooner than later”

Kevin Curtin

April 19, 2018

Austin’s first major record press opens, and more music news

Kevin Curtin

April 12, 2018

Groove-mongering R&B duo the Greyhounds get mule-headed, S.S. Hangover floats Laguna Gloria, and the Austin Music Commission overlooks music hub

Kevin Curtin

April 5, 2018

Austin music journeys to the desert – and you're not invited

Kevin Curtin

March 29, 2018

Music leaders court performance rights organization, plus a requiem for Draylen Mason

Kevin Curtin

March 22, 2018

A smaller SXSW Music week still satisfies

Kevin Curtin

March 14, 2018

Hip-hop sustains the Festival's star power

Kevin Curtin

March 8, 2018

Forecasting this year’s breakout acts

Kevin Curtin

March 1, 2018

Kevin Curtin reverses his “awards are bullshit” stance

Kevin Curtin

February 22, 2018

Abhi the Nomad drops anchor, Whip In’s new soul, and Wilson Marks makes his mark

Kevin Curtin

February 15, 2018

Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.

Kevin Curtin

February 8, 2018

"Playback" challenges Will Johnson to a home run derby and uncovers seven things you didn't know about A Giant Dog

Kevin Curtin

February 1, 2018

Kevin Curtin spends four days on the fringes

Kevin Curtin

January 18, 2018

Daniel Johnston provides backstory to Hi, How Are You? Day, plus the first 2017/18 Austin Music Awards talent reveal

Kevin Curtin

January 11, 2018

Can the City finally save endangered clubs? Plus J.J. Offender obit and an Austin Music Poll plug.

Kevin Curtin

January 4, 2018

Free Week, free rides, and freeing your mind!

Kevin Curtin

December 28, 2017

Top 10s? Feh! Multiply that by 10 – locally.

Kevin Curtin

December 21, 2017

The year in quarrel

Kevin Curtin

December 14, 2017

Live reviews of Big Bill, Protextor, Black Fret Ball, and Margaret Moser’s memorial concert

Kevin Curtin

December 7, 2017

Margaret Moser tribute concert, following Black Fret's money, and a last chance to nominate locals in the Austin Music Poll – this week!

Kevin Curtin

November 30, 2017

Austin welcomes new DIY music fest while another gets blocked in court

Kevin Curtin

November 21, 2017

Want exclusive vinyl for Record Store Black Friday? Check out some of Austin's rarest wax.

Kevin Curtin

November 16, 2017

Here's how Playback's voting

Kevin Curtin

November 9, 2017

Crowdfunding a black punk narrative, shuttering the Houston Press, and soundtracking Enchanted Rock

Kevin Curtin

October 26, 2017

Hanging with Morbid Angel singer-turned-country outlaw David Vincent and other dark tales of the live music capital

Kevin Curtin

October 19, 2017

Taking stock of Austin’s festival landscape a week after the conclusion of ACL Fest

Kevin Curtin

October 12, 2017

The good, the bad, and the myriad Tom Petty covers

Kevin Curtin

October 5, 2017

There's more to any ACL Fest list than meets the eye

Kevin Curtin

September 28, 2017

Crowdsourced sci-fi, getting steamy with Black Pistol Fire, and a mighty storm of music

Kevin Curtin

September 14, 2017

Two new municipal funding schemes look to finally impact Austin music

Kevin Curtin

September 7, 2017

David Ramirez’s America, HAAM Benefit Day, and the reverend of Austin music

Kevin Curtin

August 31, 2017

Musician with MS finds hope in a songbook, Margaret Moser passes, and last shots at Bull McCabe's

Kevin Curtin

August 24, 2017

Lukas Nelson is a chip off the ol' Willie

Kevin Curtin

August 17, 2017

Discotecas outnumber Anglo record shops

Kevin Curtin

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