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Amyl & the Sniffers, Beach Fossils, the Veldt, and More Reviews From Levitation’s Saturday and Sunday
Standout sets to wrap the Halloweekend music festival
" Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, but shelved by Capitol Records in 1989. Back then, being Black and not playing..."

Oct. 30, 2023 Music Post by Genevieve Wood

The Best Things We Saw at Oblivion Access 2023: Earth, BEAK>, GEL, and More
Highlights from year two of the underground Austin music festival
"...Not just setting local temperature records for the month of June, this year’s Oblivion Access..."

June 19, 2023 Music Post by Wayne Lim

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
King Louie, Killah Priest, and indie classical lead our recommended shows
"...Saturday brings pianist Andy Weyl and his trio, an encore performance from Craig, and organizer Coke's 5tet. Harney's books..."

May 26, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Blues, Funk, and La Bamba: Antone’s Austin Blues Festival Returns to Waterloo Park
Home of the Blues revives its genre mosh nearly a quarter-century later
"...Stax/Volt Records overseer Booker T. Jones led a 90-minute hits cavalcade..."

April 30, 2023 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest
The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week
"...Austin Music Awards],” posted final frontier Austin imprint Spaceflight Records on Feb. 27. “Thank you to everyone that voted,..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A few fests, Nineties Brits, AfroTech, and more shows worth seeing
"...South Texas Tweek, Mike & the Moonpies, and FSG Records artist JD Clark tribute the Lone Star State with..."

Nov. 11, 2022 Music Column by Kriss Conklin

The Most Memorable Moments of Sunday’s ACL Fest Weekend Two
Urban Heat, Faye Webster, and BIA getting sturdy
"...entirely in an English accent – the multifaceted Epic Records signee orchestrated a symphony of sturdiness to a relentless..."

Oct. 17, 2022 Music Post by Laiken Neumann

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Theo Lawrence, the Dead Coats, Doug Kershaw, Immolation, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, and Conan Gray
"...(1am), Doug Kershaw sweeps through deep South Austin to encore turning 86 last month. From a one-room chicken coop..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Music Column by Abby Johnston

This Changes Everything: Austin Witnesses to Sex Pistols' Chaotic Randy's Rodeo Show Go Home and Start Bands
UK instigators blow the roof off San Antonio dance hall in Chapter 4, Part 2, of the “Austin Punk Chronicles”
"...most outrageously offensive act. Monk, mindful of Warner Bros. Records' concerns, determinedly defused that bomb before it got lit...."

Jan. 7, 2022 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

A New Favorite at Old Settler’s: Sierra Ferrell
Rising roots singer impresses at the Central Texas folk campout
"...did the original material from her August debut Rounder Records Long Time Coming. On “Made Like That,” a tale..."

Oct. 26, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Most Memorable Moments of Saturday’s ACL Fest
Billie Eilish, Jack Harlow, Mongolian metal, Doja Cat, Dayglow, & more
"...responded with shouts of “Freddie” and demands for an encore after set-ender “Big Boss Rabbit” featured front-row spectators receiving..."

Oct. 3, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

25 Years Ago, Sublime Arrived in Austin and Cut One of the Decade's Biggest Albums
Local producer Paul Leary put some Austin in the Long Beach surf/punk/dub trio's mix
"...had signed to Gasoline Alley, whose parent company, MCA Records, underwent a regime change in late 1995. Jon Phillips,..."

May 7, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Luck Reunion 2016 - 2019
"...Third Man Records pop up at Luck Reunion 2016..."

April 15, 2021 Photo Gallery

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Winehouse, and Nina Diaz. The former tune receives an encore of sorts when the Texas twister himself, Flaco Jimenez,..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

How I Won the War Against Stress With A Little Help From Vinyl & Tequila
Giving praise before the altar of the turntable
"...Nineties Austin. DIY pressings of Butch Hancock populated Antone's Records, while a future $400 Johnny Hodges box set sold..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Roddy Ricch Boxes Himself In at Sold Out Emo’s Show
Compton rapper delivers his chart-topping hit ... three times
"...hip-hop’s newest heavy hitter. December’s studio debut on Atlantic Records, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, topped the Billboard..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Music Post by Derek Udensi

Lucy Dacus Takes Center Stage in ACL Debut
Julien Baker’s last-minute cancellation spotlights Virginian
"...had been billed as a split taping with Matador Records labelmate and friend Julien Baker, whose cavernous, hymn-like songwriting..."

July 31, 2019 Music Post by Libby Webster

Faster Than Sound: Vivien Goldman’s Lasting Echoes of Feminist Punk
Vanguard journalist brings new book to Austin, the Larriva family remembers their friend Elliott Smith, and local musicians pop up all over the place
" Southwest and the Vans documentary on Wax Trax! Records screening locally last Friday. Given the resurgence, is writing..."

April 26, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records Screening at Fair Market Encores With Cold Cave and Ministry
Chicago industrial began as dance punk
"...that is timeless and important” before launching his second encore Friday night at Fair Market with “Every Day Is..."

April 20, 2019 Music Post by Christina Garcia

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
"...Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records, a forthcoming documentary on the legendary underground Chicago label,..."

April 12, 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) Waterloo Records..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature

Playback: My Top 100 Austin Records of 2018
Kevin Curtin picks his favorite local sounds of the year
"...bumper crop for Austin music. We've seen hundreds of records, EPs, and singles released over the last 12 months,..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...artists and labels a relatively fast, local source for records with small-batch options...."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Typecast: David Yow & Brett Bradford
Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard in their new roles, plus a Twin Peaks themed concert
"...Encore Records closes on Sunday. The longstanding record shop is..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: That’s the Breaks
In studio with Confucius and Fresh, hosts of KUTX’s first ever hip-hop specialty show
"...Encore Records' closing appeared a foregone conclusion once it came..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Encore Records Closing
Metal music retailer shutting in September
"...Encore Records is closing, and likely by the latter half..."

Aug. 27, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: This Is Not Traditional
Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins remain unconventional in Up Around the Sun, plus an update on World Class Capital Group
"...Also following our report, Encore Records owner Chuck Lokey acknowledged that WCCG had purchased..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

A Giant Dog Triumphs on A Giant Stage
Jack White plays too
"...ways, the final Texas stop by the Third Man Records entrepreneur proved typically impressive. He’s assembled another phenomenal backing..."

May 3, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Review: Panda Bear, Geologist, Lou Rebecca
Two out of four ain’t bad – plus a Parisian!
"...production. Accented by balletic striding and sliding, Austin’s Holodeck Records artist cinematically unearthed a wealth of fresh French language..."

April 28, 2018 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Music Industry Award Winners Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, music writer, and more honored
"...Best Record Store 1) Waterloo Records 2) End of an Ear 3) Antone’s Records 4)..."

Feb. 25, 2018 Music Post by James Renovitch

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