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Faster Than Sound: Jackie Venson Solos
Local blues hero goes solo to cut costs, city polls on use of $12 million earmarked for the arts, and the U.S. State Dept. blocks Palestinian artist Dirar Kalash from the Fusebox Festival
"...unplanned expenses of over $10,000 following full-band dates in 2018. Despite a nearly sold out Paramount Theatre album release..."

April 12, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: KVRX Launches the Largest College Radio Festival
KVRX station manager Gab Soong starts the largest ever student-run radio fest, national phone theft ring uncovered from ACL Fest, and Big Thief’s Buck Meek settles down outside the city
"...asked if the UT radio station put on a festival. Aside from increasingly big South by Southwest events and..."

March 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

2018/19 Austin Music Industry Poll Top 10s
Nearly half of this year's Austin Music Poll/Austin Music Awards winners are now known
"...1) ACL Live at the Moody Theater..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Awards Grow Into Emo’s
Berkshire Hounds back a piano-smashing good time, non-Spring Break SXSW needs more volunteers, and Bayonne brings his piano home
"...If getting ribbed by Waterloo Records owner John Kunz..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Beatles Tribute Crowds Central Library Rooftop
Eggmen mark 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final show
"...As if Sir Paul McCartney’s massive ACL Fest 2018 sing-along needed any follow-up, Wednesday’s noontime performance..."

Jan. 31, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Terror Fest Drops the Big One
Third year comer triples down at Empire & Barracuda June 7-9
"...The Big Lebowski, Austin music abides – especially its festivals, as much as we love to bad mouth them...."

Jan. 23, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet
"...Greg Beets: Dream Syndicate, 3ten ACL Live..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Qmmunity
Austin's 10 queerest highlights of 2018
"...2018 wasn't all bad. Sure, some of our most beloved..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Wood & Wire Nominated for Grammy
Austin pickers earn Best Bluegrass Album nod
"...Wire had received a Grammy nomination for the group’s 2018 LP North of Despair. Because the honor was so..."

Dec. 8, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: 2018-19 Austin Music Poll Ballot
Kevin Curtin votes in the only election that matters, and you can too
"...some votes in the Best Bassist category. Nevertheless, the 2018-19 Austin Music Poll begins today. Like last year, we're..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

BMI to Open Austin Office
Performance rights organization landing locally in 2019
"...The Texas Music Office and Austin-based music advocate/real estate..."

Nov. 8, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Snapshot: ACL Artists Pick Their Favorite Paul McCartney Songs
Because you either like the Beatles, or you haven't listened to enough of the Beatles
"...12) at the 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival made history as the first-ever instance of him booking..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Last Week in Live Music: ACL Music Fest Late Night Shows
"...Arctic Monkeys ACL TV taping on October 13, 2018..."

Oct. 17, 2018 Photo Gallery

Austin Music Awards Announces First Honorees of 2019 Ceremony
Alejandro Escovedo, Dianne Scott to be fêted at Feb. 27 AMAs
"...until the ceremony itself, which takes place again at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, emceed by KUTX’s Laurie..."

Oct. 17, 2018 Music Post by Kimberley Jones

ACL Music Fest 2018: Sunday, Second Weekend

Oct. 15, 2018 Photo Gallery

ACL Music Fest 2018: Saturday, Second Weekend
"...Mamafesta..."

Oct. 14, 2018 Photo Gallery

ACL Live Review: Lil Wayne
NOLA rapper brings the uproar
"...Rumors of gunshots at Atlanta’s A3C Festival brought a recent Lil Wayne appearance to a swift..."

Oct. 14, 2018 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

ACL Music Fest 2018: Friday, Second Weekend

Oct. 13, 2018 Photo Gallery

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Penultimate platters for ACL Fest 2018

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Saturday handicapping for ACL Fest weekend two
"...band or solo, whatever setup she trots out for ACL will star face-melting guitar and feature a set highlighting..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Friday ACL Fest 2018 First Weekend Recap / Second Weekend Preview
Weekend one headliner recap to stoke your second weekend of ACL Fest

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 First Weekend Recap / Second Weekend Preview
Last Sunday's highlights inform ACL Fest's final day

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
Five final ACL platters for 2018

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews
ACL platters to spin on the TGIF of ACL's second weekend

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 First Weekend Recap / Second Weekend Preview
Revisit ACL's first weekend to get a jump on the second

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Saturday, in the park, I don't think it was the Fourth of July
"...bursts of clanging guitars, bashy drums, and cheeky humor. 2018: The Wombats are Coldplay Jr., purveyors of earnest-yet-downbeat widescreen..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Curtis Roush

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Natalie Prass

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
TGIF picks for Zilker Park
"...American Teen, but Khalid Robinson has collaborated enough in 2018 to sate fans, who are clamoring for more from..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Friday ACL Fest 2018 First Weekend Recap / Second Weekend Preview

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

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