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Austin Band Fires Singer and Founding Guitarist Over Refusal to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Hans Gruber & the Die Hards set to tour with new lineup this month
"...what’s become Austin’s most fascinating case study in COVID-era band dynamics, the ska-punk band Hans Gruber & the Die..."

Oct. 12, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

A Band Called Death
A black proto-punk band from Detroit that wouldn't compromise on its name is unearthed in this music doc 35 years after recording their original demo tracks.
"...A Band Called Death is this season’s engaging entry in the..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King
"...fed up with the lack of attention his favorite band -- Half Japanese -- was getting that he decided..."

May 27, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Band Aid
A couple works out their problems through song
"...of much deeper issues. And so it goes for Band Aid’s longtime couple Anna (Lister-Jones, Lola Versus) and Ben..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

A New Life for 'A Band Called Death'
Detroit rock & rollers resurrected through Drafthouse Films
"...There's a shadow hanging over the Detroit-born proto-punk band Death – but it's also the light that shines..."

June 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Monster Band: Susan Tedeschi Q&A
Susan Tedeschi likes big families
"...slide guitarist Derek Trucks joined forces – in a band. Revelator, their soulful debut, recalls traveling circus acts like..."

Jan. 17, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Band of the Month: The Moonhangers
The Moonhangers give outlaw country a good name
"...of my new (hopefully) monthly spotlight on a local band, I wanted to take a look at the new..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Post by Darcie Stevens

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Now & Forever
New Orleans institution riles up the Paramount Friday
"...all New Orleans’ brass tacks, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, celebrated its half-century anniversary in 2011. My first show..."

Feb. 20, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Band's Visit
A lost band of Egyptian musicians from a police orchestra find refuge with some Israeli townspeople.
"...in Bet Hatikva and therefore happy to take the band members, who had the misfortune of getting on the..."

March 7, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Best a Band Can Get: The Story of Pussy Gillette
A scene veteran and a bass beginner coin the best band name in Austin – and the music's good, too
"...With a snappy snare, Austin's best-named band comes to life...."

Nov. 19, 2021 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Video Premiere: Band of Bastards Debut a Hardcore “Holy Roller”
Singer & TOD legacy Jason Reece: “These motherfuckers can play”
"...(ex-Sparta), and drummer Sam Rich present their debut as Band of Bastards. Delete. Repeat drops July 23 on Redacted..."

July 7, 2021 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Girl in a Band: Kim Gordon
Q&A with Sonic Youth bassist about her new memoir
"...All but three of them she spent married to bandmate Thurston Moore, a union that ended infamously in 2011...."

Feb. 26, 2015 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Old Austin Magic: Uncle Walt’s Band Live
Performance archive reissued with bonus tracks
"...run proved brief, intermittent, the influence of Uncle Walt’s Band reached deep, counting fans in everyone from Lyle Lovett..."

Jan. 18, 2021 Music Post by Doug Freeman

SXSW Music: Second Band List of 2016
Tommy Stinson, Thee Oh Sees, Mercury Rev, and 212 more
"...One month after revealing a first batch of 154..."

Nov. 17, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Kashmere HS Marching Band Saves Texas Schools?
Public education needs more ‘Thunder Soul’
"...Ave. Bridge, 10:45am, led by the Kashmere HS Marching Band, descended from the famous Houston funkestra...."

Feb. 22, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Getting to the General Specific With Band of Horses
"...the booze.” That line haunts closer “Window Blues,” from Band of Horses' sophomore Sub Pop album, Cease to Begin...."

Jan. 31, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Is a Metal Band Now
Stubb’s appearance showcases thrash aptitude
"...their second charting LP since April. As such, the band’s world tour is largely sold-out. Wednesday’s show at Stubb’s..."

Sept. 5, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Immortal Voices: Uncle Walt’s Band
Essential Austin trio get first national release
"...Certified legends amongst old Austin heads, Uncle Walt’s Band has elsewhere remained a cult fascination, hallowed by roots..."

Feb. 12, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Live Shot: Kashmere Stage Band Thunder Soul Orchestra
Houston funk juggernaut meets the godfather of soul
"...In its original late-Sixties/early-Seventies incarnation, Houston’s Kashmere High School Band was begun by visionary music teacher Conrad Johnson, who..."

March 13, 2014 Music Post by Scott Schinder

SXSW Live Shot: Allen Oldies Band
We had to settle for the short set... three hours only!
"...the late Nineties, many SXSW attendees discovered the best band performing all week wasn’t playing an exclusive showcase for..."

March 14, 2014 Music Post by Scott Schinder

Still No Jug: The Original South Austin Jug Band Returns
It's a one-off for now, but cross your fingers
"...Some 11 years ago, the South Austin Jug Band first appeared on the local scene. That's when the..."

Aug. 1, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Game On Austin Rock Band Tournament Rules!
because there are still rules to rocking
"...test their metal in a head to head Rock Band tournament!..."

Oct. 13, 2009 Events Post by Logan Youree

Lavender Country, World’s First Openly Gay Country Band, Comes to Austin
Patrick Haggerty on his groundbreaking album nearly 50 years later
"...In 1973, Patrick Haggerty recorded and released his band Lavender Country’s eponymous debut album, which is considered the..."

Oct. 21, 2021 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Austin Psych Fest Live (Sunday): Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band
TV on the Radio frontman goes dub, Afropop, and electro-punk
"...Tent was surprisingly sparse when Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band kicked off. TV On the Radio vocalist Tunde Adebimpe..."

May 5, 2014 Music Post by Greg Beets

Band of the Month: Magnet School
Magnet School pops and swells
"...some time out to chat via e-mail about the band, the album, and that Big Rock sound. Shut Up:..."

March 27, 2008 Music Post by Darcie Stevens

Cute Band Alert!
Times New Viking's lo-fi nostalgia.
"...a store run by record nerds to watch a band of record nerds? Sadly, not the apocalypse. However, Times..."

April 9, 2007 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band
All the steps before that last waltz
"...the model for the modern concert film, documented the Band’s final performance. Recorded on Thanksgiving Day, 1976, at San..."

March 6, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Blue Noise Band
Austin neo-jazzsters the Blue Noise Band
"...the title of their debut suggests, the Blue Noise Band is a "multi-purpose" unit in every sense of the..."

March 3, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's Recalls the Moment Her Band Topped the Charts in 1981
Austin born and raised, Valentine and the girls reigned with Beauty & the Beat – as excerpted from her new memoir All I Ever Wanted
"...It seemed like nothing was enough to prove our band worthy of radio airplay. If not for the college..."

April 17, 2020 Music Feature by Kathy Valentine

The Band Wagon
Many astute people consider this witty backstage tale the greatest of all Minnelli's great musicals. Sublime performances, great musical numbers, and an inspired Betty Comden and Adolph Green script are the glue that holds together Minnelli's most masterful fusion of form, content, and froth.
"...Many people consider The Band Wagon the greatest of all Vincente Minnelli's great musicals...."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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