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Make Some Noise for Native Rhymesayer Kydd Jones
With growing national buzz, why isn’t Austin paying attention?
"...to get on or come up. I've played the festivals, shaken all the hands...."

Sept. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

A New World Opens Up for Austin's Soul Priestess Mélat
The daughter of Ethiopian émigrés finds a voice with Move Me II
"...for her parents, but slots at South by Southwest, ACL Fest, Stubb's, and even a featured spot on Bob..."

May 4, 2018 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Playback: Next Big Buzzes at SXSW 2018
Forecasting this year’s breakout acts
"...Every year, a couple of acts arrive at the Festival in relative obscurity, then the next time we see..."

March 9, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Skepta
"...grime legend turned critical darling Skepta clearly understood the festival game, upping the ante with each track. Empathizing with..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Music Feature

Swervedriver Cruises Satansville
Two-album re-creation levitates Moody offshoot
"...UK guitar pedal worshippers Swervedriver treated a formidable 3ten ACL Live crowd to a double bill of 1991’s Raise..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Music Post by Greg Stitt

Moontower Review: Pete Holmes & TJ Miller
A one-two comedy punch from jokers as different as day and night
"...to catch some burgeoning talent that will be the fest’s heavy-hitters in future years...."

April 25, 2015 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

SXSW Q&A: Wyclef Jean
“I am the most famous Haitian in my century, right?”
"...AC: Last year I had a conversation with Jean..."

March 19, 2015 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

Amplify Austin 2015: Countdown to Giving
For 24 hours, Austin gives like it means it
"...what sets Amplify Austin apart is its impact.” In 2014, 498 organizations joined in. This year, 520 organizations are..."

Feb. 24, 2015 Chronolog Post by Blake McCoy

Cass McCombs
"...a turbulent note, precious calm before another storm. (9:45pm, ACL Live at the Moody Theater)..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Music Feature by Nina Hernandez

Housecore Horror Live Shot: Friday Part 1
Heavy metal parking lot
"...ACL Fest earlier this month has endured Zilker Park roasts..."

Oct. 25, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Food Events
Dining for Life
"...Dripping With Taste Wine, Food & Arts Festival Eat your way through the Hill Country. Sat., Sept...."

Sept. 12, 2014 Food Column

More X Games Austin Music
"...Still, with 2014 single "Swoon" as her banner, Wolfe seems hell-bent on..."

June 6, 2014 Music Feature by Abby Johnston

Playback: Dale Watson Tapes 'Austin City Limits'
Austin country icon finally scores an Austin City Limits taping
"...I wanted to play the Grand Ole Opry and ACL."..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...In one of Richards' dispatches from this year's Festival, he took a minute to write about what may..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Thursday SXSW Picks
"...boasts opening slots for MGMT, Phoenix, and the Killers. Festival regulars nationwide, Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly dropped their..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
"...Masterson released their sophomore effort Good Luck Charm in 2014. It's a superb collection of finely honed songcraft put..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Gay Place
Austin's Gayest September Ever continues with aGLIFF and StarGayzer
"...It's all come to this: A weekend with earfuls,..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: We're Expecting Guests
Gird up, ATX! The city's expecting 150,000 revelers in a rainbow sea next weekend.
"...and Candy Kuo; DJs and musicians: Blue Bear, the Manifest Electric, DJ Mahealani, and DJ Ang.G. A part of..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

HAAM’s Corporate Battle of the Bands
Working stiffs rock for musicians health care network
"...musicians would salivate over the chance to perform on: ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Nine acts get it..."

May 9, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Hip-Hop Now Sucks?
What does that even mean?
"...Public Enemy No. 1, Chuck D, told me something..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Music: First Band List of 2016
Initial names for (154) and days remaining until (146) March madness
"...SXSW’s first culls generally arrive low frills, here Tuareg..."

Oct. 20, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

S-L-A-Y-E-R Siege
Sold-out Moody Theater takes a beating
"...ACL Live at the Moody Theater has hosted outsize superstars..."

Nov. 19, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Beethoven to Beyoncé
SXSW Music panels – topics over talent. Except they're also star-studded.
"...ever, talk trumps pop in an equally unstable industry. Festivals, streaming, sampling – pick your power point. There are..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Playback: Meet the New Texas Music Czar
New Texas Music Office director, new Rock N Roll Rentals branch, and a new Foot Patrol fetish!
"...described as one of his closest friends in a 2014 New York Times story. Holster any such outrage given..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

First Quarter
Bradley Jackson and Andrew Disney kick off a festival run of their new comedy about the importance of intramurals
"...walked into Jackson's life at the Hill Country Film Festival two years ago, when "The Man Who Never Cried"..."

April 25, 2014 Screens Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Playback
SXSW begins giving up her secrets.
"...annual spring campaign. Two days later, at 7:30am, the Festival's Music arm pulled back the curtain on ACL Live..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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