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Playback: Austin Music Census
The Austin Music Census hits the fan. As does Tyler, the Creator!
"...Grim assessments of the Austin music industry aren't hard to come by. Ask any grunt..."

June 5, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...things do. On the weekend of June 20, reports and rumors flew. Two beloved clubs on Red River Street..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Playback: The FAQs of Austin Music 2015
Q: Is Austin still the "live music capital of the world"?
"...This tradition-steeped stretch of December, when we munch tamales and exchange gifts (then make impossible resolutions and wait for..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Austin Music's Cooperative Future
Could music collectives make Austin the next Music Row?
"...no quick fix for the arduous grind of Austin's music industry, where the pay's low, the rent's high, and..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

City Report on Music Division Revealed
Findings: Manager Don Pitts didn’t report fraudulent invoice
"...The city’s investigation into the Austin Music & Entertainment Division reveals that former Program Coordinator Ashley..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Music Venue Summit Today at 3pm
Club owners and city officials convene on permits and public safety
"...with club owners this afternoon at the first ever Music Venue Summit, presenting information about safety planning, loan programs,..."

Jan. 25, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal
"...the war room, afternoons were spent spitballing, strategizing, scheming, and dreaming up performances for the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards...."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Now Hiring: Austin Music Office
Austin’s top governmental job in music is up for grabs
"...week posted an online application for manager of their Music Division, a top governmental position held by Don Pitts..."

April 28, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Announces Gaming Award Nominees and Hosts
WWE star Xavier Woods to co-host ceremony in March
"...March approaches marking the annual disappearance of UT students and appearance of copious hipsters, tastemakers, disruptors, and synergists for..."

Jan. 25, 2017 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Big Dogs, Young Rebels, and Aging Giants
The Austin promoters who bring the music come in all shapes and sizes
"...No music fan ever bought a T-shirt for the promoter's name..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Spider House Ballroom Will Cease Live Entertainment
Longtime local venue converts to arcade bar following co-owner misconduct allegations, code violations, and artist payment delays
"...House Ballroom will no longer function as a live music venue. Owner Conrad Bejarano plans to convert the space..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Music Deportment
The Live Music Task Force recommends a Music Department under Austin government. Time for the Austin music community to put its many heads together.
"...The Mohawk encapsulates both the promise and struggle of the contemporary Austin music scene. The venue..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...South by Southwest hosted a showcase consisting entirely of musicians from the seven predominantly Muslim nations targeted in Trump's..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Rock and a Hard Place
Balancing the Austin Music Ledger
"...by Andy Langer..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Music Feature

New City Music Manager: Erica Shamaly
Marketing veteran takes over top municipal music post
"...Theater, has been made the new manager of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division...."

July 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: CodeNEXT and the Austin Music Scene
How might the update of Austin’s land development code affect the musical landscape?
"...tried. A constant barrage of news stories, yard signs, and informal public debate have ensured that even the most..."

June 8, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Please Kill Me and other ROCK & ROLL BOOKS of 1996
"...he is an aficionado, one for whom the beat and the noise and fury was All, punk rock has..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Books Feature

Wrapped and Ready
"...Christmas." Oh, there's plenty of the regular old drama standards and entertainment for the kids and family alike. But..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

ACL Music Fest Friday Listings
"...singer-songwriter-guitar goddess who writes bluesy rock tunes in the grand tradition of Bonnie Raitt. While her grandparents are immortalized..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Music Feature

Outdoors & Entertainment
"...different on a Friday night? Go hit the alleys and let Showplace Lanes redefine your bowling experience. They add..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

First Concert: Erica Shamaly
City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division manager Erica Shamaly betrothed to Duranie John Taylor?
"...Erica ShamalyDivision manager, Music & Entertainment Division, City of Austin..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Music Feature

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later
Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?
"...at City Hall in February 2016, the shining sun and blue sky seemed to signal this was a new..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Booker Trish Connelly’s Thoughtful Curation
Community outpours support for booker’s multiple sclerosis treatment, city opens first for-profit venue assistance program, and Las Cruxes’ storefront shutters
"...Connelly, a booker and promoter for the two-stage Red River venue, put on..."

March 29, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Playback: Come & Take It
On Austin as a metal town, and a leaked shortlist for the next Austin Music Office boss
"...Well fosters an impressive cadre of crust, thrash, stoner, and black metal bands, and even the luxurious Moody Theater..."

July 7, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?
"...raging maelstrom at the heart of Austin's so-called "live music capital."..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Experience the C.H.A.R.M.?
Marketing the "live music capital of the world"
"...On the city's letterhead and bumper stickers, Austin is the "Live Music Capital of..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Music Feature by Andy Langer

What Now for SXSW?
A year after tragedy, the city and the Festival look to a sustainable future
"...hear over the Downtown hum of South by Southwest Music's first night, the opening hours of March 13...."

March 13, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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
"...Last week here and on Facebook, local soul force Tameca Jones detailed considerable..."

April 12, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Multidimensional Production Team Musically Reimagines Fantastic Planet
Lifted Traces rescores classic films, Harlem re-emerges locally with Oh Boy, and more
"...classic Alien, complete with water sprinklers for otherworldly drool and shaking seats. If the house that Mickey Mouse built..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: I’m Just Not Into Labels
CD Baby brings DIY Musician Conference to Austin, Sidewinder won't be ready for SXSW, and PledgeMusic withholds Fastball campaign funds
"...Relocating from Nashville, independent music distributor CD Baby imports its annual gathering to Austin..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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