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Tests of Mettle in Austin Hip-hop
Stop passive-aggressive and aggressively-passive mediocrity
"...Austin’s rap scene is one of immense growth and enthusiasm – as noted by this..."

March 3, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

The Next Generation of Austin Hip-Hop
Young rappers reinvent the most streamed genre in America
"...Kendrick and Killer Mike, and (think) you can pull off RompHims and man purses, Chinese topknots, and velvet dresses...."

Aug. 31, 2018 Music Feature by Clara Wang

Playback: Worst of Both Worlds
R. Kelly dies in performance only, while Tony Offender and Traci Lamar Hancock leave Austin's astral plain for real
"...red leather vest and black glasses, smoking the butt of a big cigar. From the VIP platform at stage..."

May 18, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Fun Fun Fun Fest: A Decade of Aggression
Flashing back on 10 years of Fun Fun Fun Fest
"...commandments, an amplifier's maximum volume, the total counting power of our hands. Fitting for music, it's a union of..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The King of Hip-Hop
MLK Day, ready-made for hip-hop, plus Fun Fun Fun Fest lands back at Auditorium Shores, and RIP Will Indian
"...Bavu Blakes. "You're talking about a really big supporter of the poor and underprivileged, and someone whose impact pulls..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Eric Dingus’ Worst Behavior
Local producer remixes Drake and the MC’s camp posts it
"...is until last week, when the team behind one of the most popular artists in music decided to put..."

Nov. 27, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Chronolog Radio (Feb. 17)
Just an old-fashioned love song
"...special re-airs today with another dance from a line of coupled-up locals: Octopus Project, Dikes of Holland, Ume, and..."

Feb. 17, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival Re-Ups
ATX’s early fall classic serves up a sophomore swang and bang
"...new digs, a lumber mill smack in the heart of East Austin. Equally mysterious is the headliner’s row –..."

July 15, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Music: List No. 5
New crop ups the ante to 1,251 acts so far
"...We’ve been poring over the growing list of showcase announcements now arriving weekly from SXSW Music, combing..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Band Invites, Part II
Only 112 days remaining until the Music conference begins
"...South by Southwest increased its bandwidth this afternoon, extending official invitations to another 348 acts from Austin and around..."

Nov. 19, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

It Begins! SXSW Announces First Bands
Plus application date extended, and Hurricane Sandy relief fund
"...at SXSW Music have just announced their opening salvo of bands for 2013. If you're interested in playing, don't..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Dowrong & Eric Dingus
Last Texas Platters of 2014
"...late father. Armed with Eric Dingus' ominous production, the League of Extraordinary Gz rapper minces no words about his..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Music Review by Kahron Spearman

Bavu Blakes’ Summer Vacation
Veteran rapper introduces new singles series
"...Nothing gets in the way of one’s ability to create music like a spouse, offspring,..."

Aug. 4, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Top Tens
Tired of Brooklyn indie rock? Me too.
"...3) Charles Bradley, Victim of Love (Daptone)..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Wednesday Rewind
Black Joe Lewis gets his ham glazed
"...Finally Literature has a challenger for local music video of the year. Black Joe Lewis gets Scandalous in 2-D,..."

Aug. 3, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

We Got Our Own Sound
The League of Extraordinary Gz, Austin's Wu-Tang Clan, ace the Ace's Lounge.
"...If the League of Extraordinary Gz is Austin’s version of the Wu-Tang..."

Nov. 19, 2009 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Music: Second List
243 + 171 = as many acts as the last two ATX fests combined
"...from here on in. This morning, the Music festival offered a second batch of showcasing acts – 243 to..."

Nov. 18, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Playback: 2013 – That's a Wrap
Twelve months of boom recapped
"...doubt extend to music – consider our two weekends of ACL Fest – yet somehow our cultural appetite supports..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: FREE WEEK!
2014, you're up
"..."There's always a lull in the later part of the year when it comes to people getting out..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Hip-Hop on the Verge
Austin finally cemented a scene, but who will break out nationally?
"...Congress to discuss his progress on a yearlong series of releases...."

Jan. 16, 2015 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

League of Extraordinary Gz
"...League of Extraordinary Gz #LeagueShit..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Music Review by Thomas Fawcett

Austin Top 10
One hundred individual LP choices
"...1) League of Extraordinary Gz, #LeagueShit..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Music Feature

League of Extraordinary Gz
"...League of Extraordinary GzConcealed Weapons 2..."

June 25, 2010 Music Review by Thomas Fawcett

Magna Carda’s Golden-Era Rap Realization
The homegrown rhyme syndicate just went from "emerging" status to "fully realized"
"...and Megan Tillman, walking down from the Downtown Facebook offices toward Halcyon coffee bar, are the here and now..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Austin Top 10
Making local lists and checking 'em twice
"...10) Good Times Crisis Band, Nine of Clubs (Australian Cattle God) Jim Caligiuri..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Music Feature

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: This Monkee Went to Heaven
The death of the Monkees' Davy Jones butts up against the local In Passing list at next week's Austin Music Awards
"...took a hard hit last week with the death of the Monkees' Davy Jones. The phrase don't sting as..."

March 9, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

Critics Poll
Our music team weighs in on the year's best shows, venues, and more
"...Los Crudos, Chaos in Tejas, 1100 Warehouse (Hoffberger)..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Music Feature

What the Streets Feel
SouthBound gets right
"...Talk about making the most of your time. With Michael “Sandman” Hein given a few..."

Oct. 29, 2009 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

T$O – Trill Shit Only
"...talk" about cooking up crack cocaine without an ounce of irony. Nonetheless, T$O or Trill Shit Only – a..."

April 12, 2019 Music Review by Kahron Spearman

Critics Poll
"...Hernandez: Alejandro Escovedo's United Sounds of Austin, ACL Live at the Moody Theater..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Music Feature

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