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Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...our music community whose sound design and consulting business, Acoustic Spaces, brought to life many of ATX's finest studios,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Spotify Gifts Kealing Middle School
After the SXSW carnival leaves town, Kealing Middle School will have something to show for it – thanks to Spotify
"...With the help of volunteers from DPR Construction, Acoustic Spaces, and Rebuilding Together Austin, Spotify will remodel a..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Josh Ritter’s Hungry
With ambition, for songs, and quietly at the Moody Saturday
"...third stop on the trek. Pitching it as an acoustic tour, Ritter says, “It’s just as exciting to play..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Playback: That’s the Breaks
In studio with Confucius and Fresh, hosts of KUTX’s first ever hip-hop specialty show
"...and Chris "Frenchie" Smith. Overseen by sound design consultants Acoustic Spaces, the renovation is expected to take up to..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

How Realistic Are Villa Muse's Projections?

March 29, 2008 Postmarks

Deconstructing Sonic Borders
The 13th annual No Idea Festival explores everything from phenological sound art to avant jazz and microtonal composition
"...improvisers from a range of backgrounds and geographies throughout spaces around town, with a final day in Houston. Residing..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Music Feature by Conor Walker

Keeping the Peace
Andy Langer examines round one of trying to establish a new city noise ordinance for Austin.
"...would put his club out of business. And while acoustic engineers and other venue operators made similarly dire predictions,..."

May 3, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Off the Record
Seaholm Power Plant reboots, reuses, recycles
"...the sort of flooring/visibility issues inherent in such warehouselike spaces. For such reasons, the city requires hefty insurance and..."

May 13, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

SXSW Thursday Picks and Sleepers
"...generation Sri Lankan-American folksinger needs little more than an acoustic guitar and his hardy tenor to sooth, evidenced on..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature

Saturday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
" the Darkness With You? (Delmore) presents the quintet's acoustic drums, double bass, Minutemen/baroque-influenced violin, languid vocals, and warm..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

Texas Platters
"...conjures up images of spacious skies and wide open spaces. In fact, one of the gems on Texas Tenors,..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Music Review

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...bug over a psychedelic mushroom patch of electric and acoustic instruments. Nocturnal third album Tempest & Rapture landed in..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Blood on the Tracks
The ballad of Griff Luneburg and Cactus Cafe
"...runs as smoothly as an accomplished singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar and amplification. "Griff is the Cactus," agrees Lyle..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview
All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time
"...attention, especially since on the heels of last year's acoustic Tramps Like Us she's been preparing a batch of..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Music Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
" circles at the Kerrville Folk Festival. After 2000's acoustic Wreck 'n Sow, their electrified sophomore release, Something to..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
"...and sweet voice fully intact. Even when she's playing acoustic by herself, Phillips wields all the endearment of a..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

Record Reviews
"...Doubt is very much underplayed, featuring mainly Buckner, an acoustic guitar, and some very small scale coloring with pedal..."

March 14, 1997 Music Review

Nearly 50 Food, Music, & Arts Festivals to Keep You Busy This Spring
From barbecue to burlesque, something for every Austinite this season
"...self-guided exploration of artists in their studios and other spaces is back. May 11-12, May 18-19 Austin Sketch Fest..."

April 3, 2019 Chron Events Post by Alyssa Hiarker

Rockin' Solutions: A Four-Piece Combo
Highlights of solutions emerging from the four Live Music Task Force subcommittees
"...and services for bands, more low-cost studio and rehearsal spaces, even Downtown parking passes for gigs. Musicians desperately need..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Making It Happen
The 2007 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...performance. Sometimes her sites are indoors – cavernous industrial spaces such as warehouses and airplane hangars with room for..."

June 1, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Platters
"...DIXIE CHICKS Wide Open Spaces (Monument)..."

April 17, 1998 Music Review

Shinyribs Frontman Kevin Russell Will Perform Gourds Set for Electric Lounge Reunion
Reliving the wild and woolly Nineties music scene downtown
"...I wanna say it was 1995 – the Austin Acoustic Music Festival. Some things are blurry, but in my..."

April 11, 2019 Music Post by Michael Toland

Unplugged: Lowering the Volume of the Live Music Capital
Ley Line, Aaron Stephens, Team Goodtimes, Uncle Pie Hole, and more grounded sounds
"...himself a soul singer, Stephens harbors a John Mayer acoustic aesthetic. That silky pop leaning highlights the incorruptibility of..."

May 18, 2018 Music Feature by Isabella Castro-Cota

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
" the infinitely relatable "Depreston." She rains down glow-in-the-dark acoustic warmth, and then you'll register the hilarious, dark, and..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

I Could Be So Happy
Heartless Bastards vocal quake Erika Wennerstrom moves The Mountain from Austin
"...previous pair of LPs. Wennerstrom decided to incorporate more acoustic and bluegrass sounds as well, utilizing mandolin, fiddle, and..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

"...gyrate like UFO. It's the piano mostly, commingling with acoustic underpinnings ("Rainy Days Revisited"), and Nicke Andersson's anthemic tenor,..."

July 9, 2004 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Willard Grant Conspiracy
"...who added vocals. They use an amazing array of acoustic and electric instruments including viola, trumpet, pump organs, grand..."

March 19, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Playwright Adam Sobsey cooks up some drama at Central Market, the UT Department of Theatre & Dance serves up six weeks of new works, and UT student Kristi McGarity snags the 2001 SEAMUS / ASCAP prize.
"...of local sites that have served as nontraditional performance spaces through the years is a pretty interesting one: a..."

March 30, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW ends. Thank the Lord …
"...Demento show, Dana Lyon, who performed a pair of acoustic novelties while Glamourpuss was setting up, and probably got..."

March 23, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
" songwriters and his performances can vary from intimate acoustic affairs that touch the soul to sweaty, full throttle..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

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