Playback

Dispatches from the Live Music Capital of the World
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Playback: My Top 100 Austin Records of 2018
My Top 100 Austin Records of 2018
Kevin Curtin picks his favorite local sounds of the year

Kevin Curtin, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.

Kevin Curtin, Music, Dec. 13, 2018

Playback: And the Armadillos Went Wild
And the Armadillos Went Wild
Threadgill’s World Headquarters goes the way of its predecessor, the Armadillo World Headquarters, plus Black Fret offers more than just money

Kevin Curtin, Music, Dec. 6, 2018

Playback: Compose Like a Pro
Compose Like a Pro
Graham Reynolds teaches musicians how to score ... film

Kevin Curtin, Music, Nov. 29, 2018

Playback Punches Out
Playback Punches Out
After six years and 388,000 words, "Playback" hands off the music column

Kevin Curtin, Music, Nov. 21, 2018

Playback: 2018-19 Austin Music Poll Ballot
2018-19 Austin Music Poll Ballot
Kevin Curtin votes in the only election that matters, and you can too

Kevin Curtin, Music, Nov. 15, 2018

Playback: The Indestructible Mr. Lewis
The Indestructible Mr. Lewis
The trials and tribulations of Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, plus a Utopia Fest report, and the passing of Seth Gibbs

Kevin Curtin, Music, Nov. 8, 2018

Playback: Seth Gibbs Promises to Fight
Seth Gibbs Promises to Fight
Cancer stricken pop savant crafts his NOT-posthumous album

Kevin Curtin, Music, Oct. 25, 2018

Playback: Agent of Change Returns
Agent of Change Returns
New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution

Kevin Curtin, Music, Oct. 18, 2018

Playback: ACL Fest Spoilers
ACL Fest Spoilers
As ACL’s second weekend dawns, here are the most unforgettable moments from week one

Kevin Curtin, Music, Oct. 11, 2018

Playback: Everyone Keeps Asking Me for ACL Fest Passes
Everyone Keeps Asking Me for ACL Fest Passes
Here’s why ...

Kevin Curtin, Music, Oct. 4, 2018

Playback – Lords of the Dance: TC Superstar
Playback – Lords of the Dance: TC Superstar
TC Superstar promotes body movement, Dallas Acid get blissed with Laraaji, a black metal binge, and Trouble in the Streets breaks rules

Kevin Curtin, Music, Sept. 27, 2018

Playback – Typecast: David Yow & Brett Bradford
Playback – Typecast: David Yow & Brett Bradford
Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard in their new roles, plus a Twin Peaks themed concert

Kevin Curtin, Music, Sept. 20, 2018

Playback: Waterloo Music Festival vs. Eastside Kings Festival
Waterloo Music Festival vs. Eastside Kings Festival
Austin music’s fall festival opens with a double-barrel bang

Kevin Curtin, Music, Sept. 6, 2018

Playback: That’s the Breaks
That’s the Breaks
In studio with Confucius and Fresh, hosts of KUTX’s first ever hip-hop specialty show

Kevin Curtin, Music, Aug. 30, 2018

Playback: White Denim Breaks Free
White Denim Breaks Free
White Denim’s new LP Performance signals a new era of emancipation for Austin’s prog rockers, and Como Las Movies rides a nuevo wave

Kevin Curtin, Music, Aug. 23, 2018

Playback: This Is Not Traditional
This Is Not Traditional
Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins remain unconventional in Up Around the Sun, plus an update on World Class Capital Group

Kevin Curtin, Music, Aug. 16, 2018

Playback: Pickathon, Texas
Pickathon, Texas
Austin talent looms large at Oregon fest

Kevin Curtin, Music, Aug. 9, 2018

Playback: Eviction Notice
Eviction Notice
World Class Capital locks out Kingdom and Ethics. Could Empire Control Room be next?

Kevin Curtin, Music, Aug. 2, 2018

Playback: The Healing Hand of Jonathan Horne
The Healing Hand of Jonathan Horne
Following the free jazz guitar phenom as he undergoes hand surgery

Kevin Curtin, Music, July 26, 2018

Playback: Friday the 13th Reaps Austin Music
Friday the 13th Reaps Austin Music
Joe Valentine, Ponty Bone, Fai Jow all pass on the same day

Kevin Curtin, Music, July 19, 2018

Playback: Love Us or Hiatus
Love Us or Hiatus
Rare gigs and soft breakups from Iron Age and US Weekly

Kevin Curtin, Music, July 12, 2018

Playback – Kinky Friedman: Between the Lines
Playback – Kinky Friedman: Between the Lines
Kinky Friedman's first album of original songs in 35 years, 'How hard could it be?'

Kevin Curtin, Music, June 28, 2018

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

Kevin Curtin, Music, June 21, 2018

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

Kevin Curtin, Music, June 14, 2018

Playback: CodeNEXT and the Austin Music Scene
CodeNEXT and the Austin Music Scene
How might the update of Austin’s land development code affect the musical landscape?

Kevin Curtin, Music, June 7, 2018

Playback: Being Christeene in 2018
Being Christeene in 2018
“I’m a collection of all the shit that you’re throwing around in this stratosphere of online media conversation.”

Kevin Curtin, Music, May 24, 2018

Playback – Austin’s Darlin’: Toni Price
Playback – Austin’s Darlin’: Toni Price
Quintessential Austin song stylist takes up residency at Little Darlin’

Kevin Curtin, Music, May 17, 2018

Playback: Strictly Conjunto
Strictly Conjunto
“We don’t want this music to die” – Johnny Degollado

Kevin Curtin, Music, May 10, 2018

Playback: Shakey Graves’ Active Dream Life
Shakey Graves’ Active Dream Life
"I figured it was important to rebreak the mold sooner than later"

Kevin Curtin, Music, May 3, 2018

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