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ACL Review: Jay-Z
King MC brings his A game
"...Grandiose sing-along anthems like “Empire State of Mind,” “Numb/Encore,” and “Young Forever” proved pitch-perfect for the setting...."

Oct. 7, 2017 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

The War on Drugs’ Universality
Bandleader’s anachronistic familiarity fuels first of two shows
"...Austin into the band’s trance. By the time the encore hit, War on Drugs’ template was set in stone:..."

Oct. 1, 2017 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

The Church Cuts Loose
Aussie jangle-pop legacy encores SXSW 2015
"...everyone enjoying themselves so much that the two pre-planned encores felt earned...."

Sept. 19, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

Guide to Austin Record Stores
Exploring the grooves, from black metal to blues
"...Henry’s Vinyl & Gifts (blues), Art & Vinyl (hip-hop), Encore (metal), and Groovers' Paradise (vintage country, rock, and soul)...."

Aug. 23, 2017 Music Post by The Music Staff

Fleet Foxes’ Crack-Up
Northwest folk beardos enter bold new territory
"...Emerging solo for a quick two-song encore, Pecknold bantered playfully with the audience even as a..."

Aug. 17, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Blondie + Garbage = Force de Femme
Deborah Harry and Shirley Manson thrash and bellow
"...of selections as Garbage, but broken up by an encore – didn’t exhaust either the 72-year-old Harry, nor the..."

Aug. 14, 2017 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Jason Isbell’s Whipping Post
First night of three re-imagines Southern rock
"...a roaring barrage and set up a short, exquisite encore. Isbell noted through his hard-clenched drawl how much he..."

July 15, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Why Record Store Day Is Great …
And why it sucks (a shopping guide)
"...Encore Records owner Charles Lokey says his shop has been..."

April 21, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Live: Garth Brooks
Stage antics get winded but not his bestselling catalog
"...his shortened set time, Brooks' decision to lead his encore with Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and George Strait’s “Amarillo..."

March 19, 2017 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

Warpaint’s New Song
Still caught in the undertow of four L.A. women
"...Triptych before the encore, Warpaint’s drowsy dare “Love Is to Die” set the..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Colvin & Earle Stand and Deliver
One-off songwriters' dream duet or something more?
"...his friend and mentor, the late Guy Clark. The encore – Beatles, Colvin’s crowd-pleasing “Diamond in the Rough,” and..."

Sept. 26, 2016 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Guns n' Roses’ Texas-Sized Reunion
You know where you are? You’re in Jerry World baby. You’re gonna die!
"...half hours between middle-finger opener “It’s So Easy” and encore-capping sing-along “Paradise City,” the frontman donned seven T-shirts, five..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Monday Comes to Austin for Jimmy Buffett
Deep cuts and musical tributes, but no pink Crustacean
"...Dedicated to Guy Clark and Merle Haggard, the sole encore and Buffett’s standard solo acoustic walk-off slot saved the..."

May 24, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Levitation Live Shot: Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
British Blood Lust beasts hammer a childlike sweet spot
"...Lust bruisers “Death’s Door,” “13 Candles,” second and final encore “Withered Hand of Evil,” plus brief mosh instigator “I’ll..."

April 30, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Music: Iggy Pop
More “Funtime” from the king of punks
"...musical drama from the Bowie/Pop canon like “Tonight” and pre-encore closer “China Girl.” Despite the focus on vocal nuance,..."

March 17, 2016 Music Post by Greg Beets

Baroness Turns Mohawk Outside In
Georgian metallurgists tease upcoming fourth LP Purple
"...went berserk. The energy blazed brighter for a well-deserved encore of the sensually heavy “Isak” and sing-along “Take My..."

Dec. 7, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Bringing Down the Music Hall with My Morning Jacket
Kentucky giants enrapture devotees on night one
"...For the 25-minute encore, James and company pulled out full jams, ending the..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Mark Knopfler Repaves Telegraph Road
Dire Straits driver dusts up Music City southwest
"...live mumblecore for Making Movies’ suicide serenade. As then encored by Dire Straits’ debut single, 1978 cerebral pulse “Sultans..."

Sept. 28, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Rolling Stones Thrill Arlington
"...Encore: The whole troupe took a bow after the two-song..."

June 8, 2015 Photo Gallery

Playback: Record Store Crawl
The day after Record Store Day breaks the bank
"...Midnight's Satanic Royalty ($24.98), I land at metal lair Encore Records where owner Chuck Lokey invites me to hang..."

April 24, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Neil Diamond’s Carbon Footprint
Songbook lands on the Frank Erwin Center with divine justice
"...Other than a couple noticeable drop outs in the encore nearly two hours later, Diamond’s vocal delivery took a..."

April 20, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Austin’s Record Store Day Picks
Local releases and where to get 'em
"...Austin’s official RSD outlets are Waterloo Records, Encore Records, End of an Ear, Antone’s Record Shop, Breakaway..."

April 15, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Hightower Report: Turning Human Misery Into Corporate Profits
Corporations use the courts to prey on financially devastated Americans
"...Such miners of human misery as Encore Capital Group buy bales of unpaid bills from banks..."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Jack White Towers Over the Austin Music Hall
Night two of a sold-out stand
"...exiting the stage. The packed house called for an encore by drunkenly singing the riff to “Seven Nation Army,”..."

Jan. 26, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

ACL Live Shot: Pearl Jam
Seattle institution puts the pedal to the metal
"...a Small Town,” and John Lennon’s “Imagine” in the encore. The latter tunes were bulldozed in any case by..."

Oct. 6, 2014 Music Post by Michael Toland

College Tuition or Michael Bublé?
Canadian Sinatra just wants ‘To Be Loved’
"...The three-song encore began with “Cry Me a River,” the last traces..."

Aug. 5, 2014 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

White Denim Television
Hammer of the gods ATX crew quaffs an ‘Austin City Limits’ 40
"...all three tiers in standing ovation and demanding an encore. He laughed in disbelief to his bandmates...."

Aug. 5, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Sacred & Profane: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Two full nights of damnation, retribution, and inner demons
"...Ship Song,” “The Weeping Song” – and minus the encore. The PBS staple got a unique selection in the..."

July 21, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The National: Fury & Squalor
One night at the Moody down, two to come
"...The National’s hallmark encore kept the floor packed and the band re-emerged with..."

April 22, 2014 Music Post by Doug Freeman

More Aziz, Please
Aziz Ansari launches comedy fest with killer set at Bass
"...never declined – not even as the second show’s encore pushed toward midnight. He received two standing ovations, one..."

April 21, 2014 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

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