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Dispatches from the Live Music Capital of the World

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

August 10, 2017

Kids in a New Groove, Bull McCabe’s bows out, and underground heroes of Austin music

Kevin Curtin

August 3, 2017

Sitar maestro Indrajit Banerjee, stoned synching Doom Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz, and a bigger Breakaway Records

Kevin Curtin

July 27, 2017

Unsane bassist just left Austin for Italy, while SXSW eschews Sonicbids to bring their submissions process in-house

Kevin Curtin

July 20, 2017

New Whiskey Shivers, Butthole Surfers, Casualties, murals, and takes on American literary classics

Kevin Curtin

July 13, 2017

Austin's native psych and horror rock pioneer Roky Erickson reaches 70 and throws himself a birthday concert to mark the milestone

Kevin Curtin

July 6, 2017

On Austin as a metal town, and a leaked shortlist for the next Austin Music Office boss

Kevin Curtin

June 29, 2017

Antone’s resurrects Robert Johnson for its 42nd anniversary

Kevin Curtin

June 22, 2017

SOS Fest dropped its lineup this week, but what of predecessor FFF?

Kevin Curtin

June 15, 2017

But you can still put your arms around Margaret Moser

Kevin Curtin

June 8, 2017

Revised drafts of Agent of Change and OMV permitting head to Council, but again, live music interests raise alarms

Kevin Curtin

June 1, 2017

New venue the Electric Church converts local psychics, and Samuel Grey Horse recounts his mule variations

Kevin Curtin

May 25, 2017

Last Sunday marked the death of two Austin music connectors; plus, in regards to local public policy, Mayor Steve Adler calls

Kevin Curtin

May 18, 2017

A complete detachment from the original vision of the Omnibus

Kevin Curtin

May 11, 2017

JMBLYA garners the third largest concert audience in Austin's 2017

Kevin Curtin

May 4, 2017

ARC of the covenant, good Reputations, and Blind Sight

Kevin Curtin

April 27, 2017

Austin’s top governmental job in music is up for grabs

Kevin Curtin

April 20, 2017

As terminal cancer ticks down Jimmy LaFave’s life, he says the show must go on

Kevin Curtin

April 13, 2017

Austin’s best spring festival – correction, “experience” – faces competition after idyllic sixth year

Kevin Curtin

April 6, 2017

A review of the best book on Austin’s 1970s music scene since The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock

Kevin Curtin

March 15, 2017

SXSW’s bubble burst? Sure, okay – if you say so. Leave the starfucking to us, then.

Kevin Curtin

March 9, 2017

Austin Music Industry Awards down, here come the 2016/17 AMAs and a slew of SXSW buzz acts

Kevin Curtin

March 2, 2017

SXSW Music's festival sideshow contracts

Kevin Curtin

February 23, 2017

Mosaic Sound Collective's music hub and ancient atmospheric Adam Torres point to the future

Kevin Curtin

February 16, 2017

In the war room, afternoons were spent spitballing, strategizing, scheming, and dreaming up performances for the 2016/17 Austin Music...

Kevin Curtin

February 9, 2017

X's John Doe moves to Austin, Adam Nurre celebrates his late bandmates, and The Shopkeeper takes Congress House Studio to the movies

Kevin Curtin

February 2, 2017

Another clubs ordinance change drops right before the Festival

Kevin Curtin

January 26, 2017

Getting the vote out for the 2016/17 Austin Music Poll

Kevin Curtin

January 19, 2017

Financial duress buckles South Austin listening institution

Kevin Curtin

January 12, 2017

Ramsay Midwood co-acquires Sam's Town Point, record store news, and Spoon teases upcoming Matador Records LP.

Kevin Curtin

January 5, 2017

And “Playback” votes in the Austin Music Poll

Kevin Curtin

December 22, 2016

Looking back on the biggest Music news headlines of the year

Kevin Curtin

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