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Diaryland: Matt the Electrician
Mr. October releases a new ‘Beacon’
"...There was a time when I had “Diaryland” by Matt..."

Oct. 30, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Matt the Electrician & Dana Falconberry Party!
Third in a series of vinyl single mash-ups yields release show
"...music, where musicians are innovating new ways of releasing their music, Austinite Matt the Electrician is releasing a series..."

May 13, 2016 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Accidental Electrician
Matt the Electrician has switched day jobs
"...With those five sly words, the Saxon audience erupts into laughter. It's Matt the Electrician's..."

June 24, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Voice: Rebecca Loebe
TV breakout debuts solo Feb. 5 at Strange Brew
"...when she covered Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” on The Voice in 2011. Christina Aguilera spun around first to..."

Jan. 22, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Best of the Rest
More of what made Austin good in 2011
"...There aren't enough places in our Top 10s for all..."

Jan. 9, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

The Deer Comes Up Roses
Transcendental Texans serenade the seasons in song premiere
"...man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” has little credence for the artist who stays up late and sleeps in later,..."

May 23, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Little Galaxy
Ramona Beattie and Grace London's infinite happiness
"...London visited from L.A. recently for ACL spin-off Ditch the Fest, singing with Ramona Beattie, daughter of Glass Eye..."

Oct. 29, 2012 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The New Way, Part Two
Passing the digital collection jar with Kickstarter
"...Kickstarter redefines the concept of a “sound investment.” The DIY crowdfunding platform..."

Feb. 3, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Camping at the Cactus
UT gets the goods this week
"...I’m a regular at the Cactus Café, but this week I’m spending so much..."

Dec. 10, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Playback: Hanging in the House of Songs
The House of Songs, Hotel Vegas on tour, and Terminator Too: Judgment Play
"...a cozy white house stands indistinguishable from neighbors on the block. Inside, though, guitars are omnipresent, strangers raised on..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Blood on the Tracks
The ballad of Griff Luneburg and Cactus Cafe
"...its 30th anniversary this month. Griff Luneburg has run the intimate, Texas Union listening room for 28 of those..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Off the Record
Local bands get licensed to ill, Marked Men prove lo-fi is all the rage, and Explosions in the Sky curate All Tomorrow's Parties
"...OTR was contacted on behalf of Experience Music Group, the California-based music licensing and publishing company responsible for placing..."

May 16, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Grupo Fantasma gets a Grammy nod, a tribute to the Cactus Cafe's Griff Luneburg, and tripping daisies with Woozyhelmet
"...The Recording Academy made a legitimate bid for street cred..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Better Than the Van finds a place to crash in Austin, as does Ola Podrida's David Wingo, while Leeann Atherton goes big in Japan and Martín Perna stays up late with the Roots
"...In the Land of the Rising Sun..."

July 10, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Residents
Twelve essential weekly hangs
"...The Purgatory Players..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Feature by William Harries Graham

Hairy Plotter and the Beer of the Apocalypse
Owen Egerton celebrates new book with new brew, live music ensues.
"...that Owen Egerton's first novel from Soft Skull Press, The Book Of Harold: The Illegitimate Son Of God, was..."

April 11, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Band
Kissinger, Austin's band of the moment
"...Eight o'clock in the morning is the most un-rock & roll hour of..."

March 2, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Meet J Wagner
‘Californication’ fan: ‘Keep writing, keep touring, be thankful’
"...Gregory Alan Isakov’s songwriting partner. He joins a family gathering, with my father Jon Dee Graham, Matt the Electrician,..."

Dec. 23, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Introducing Amy Sue Berlin
Debuting at the Cactus Cafe tonight
"...That was 1990 and Berlin’s mom, Anne Feeney, won the New Folk Competition that year. Tonight at the Cactus..."

April 4, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Folk Traumatic Stress Disorder
Hanging at the Folk Alliance International conference
"...widow Kristen. I rubbed my tired eyes, and boarded the 7am flight to Dallas, which Darden Smith was on...."

Feb. 25, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Texas Playboys Baseball Club
Keeping the sandlot field of dreams alive
"...opening day happens Sunday, beginning with a game between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. For the..."

April 3, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

That's a Good Idea
House of Songs connects Austin and Denmark's singer-songwriters
"...When House of Songs opens the Cactus Café doors on Thursday night, the welcome mat..."

Nov. 30, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Local Acts at ACL
Homegrown music at its finest
"...What's ACL festival without some local music? Here are the homegrown acts you can't miss out on at this..."

Sept. 28, 2016 Chron Events Post by Thomas Danh

December's House of Songs
A partnership between Texas and Danish songwriters yields great music
"...songwriters convened in a castle designed by alchemists, and they made real magic. Danish singer-songwriter Vibeke Falden hopes to..."

Dec. 8, 2010 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Christy Hays' Watershed Moment
One foot in Austin, one in Montana, the singer-songwriter jumps in with both on breakout River Swimmer
"...way to summer. In Butte, moisture still hangs in the air, pulling the grit of the mining town to..."

July 20, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Wednesday Rewind
Los Lonely Boys, Pure X, Fresh Millions plug in
"...Pay close attention the kicks modeled about just seconds into Los Lonely Boys'..."

May 11, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

SXSW Band Announcement, Part III
1,500 of some 2,000 showcasing acts now vetted
"...SXSW comes further into focus with a third batch of artists released..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

I'm Your Fan
Annual fan fare keeps elderly cool
"...8:30am, at Threadgill’s World Headquarters, but plenty's happening throughout the afternoon and well into the evening, and all for..."

June 22, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Gary Floater: A Hero Never Learns
Owen Temple lookalike pretends not to care but does, no joke
"...February’s International Folk Alliance in Kansas City. He performed “The River Flows,” out today on his new album Who..."

April 1, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017
Consensus on the best local platters
"...1) Xetas, The Tower (12XU)..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Music Feature by Greg Beets

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