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Dispatches from the Live Music Capital of the World

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

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

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