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Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?
Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.
"...Austin ain't a jazz town – not in the way the city holds..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Jazz's Generational Divide
The IAJE vision of jazz's future.
"...analytical study of Django Reinhardt's Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Next door, meanwhile, blaring through the wall,..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Jazz Sides
"...this is one of the trippier examples of acid jazz reflux to come down the pike in some time...."

June 12, 1998 Music Review

Live and Recorded Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Black Pistol Fire, BLXPLTN, Jazz for a cause, and more
"...insane, so that helps." – Kevin Curtin A Night of Jazz Together..."

July 23, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Heavy Lifting: The Hammond Organ Has a Special Place in Austin ... I Should Know
Austin's an epicenter for an instrument that stopped being manufactured 47 years ago
"...and Jimmy Smith. Eighteen years old and sneaking into clubs in Ft. Worth, I couldn't afford an organ at..."

April 1, 2022 Music Feature by Red Young

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Paul Cauthen, Bun B, Diplo, Vrywvy, and more recommended shows
"...using them. – Abby Johnston The Music of Cole PorterParker Jazz Club, Thursday 2 – Saturday 4..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Music Column by Abby Johnston

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...of July weekend at Antone's in celebration of the club's 46th anniversary. Certified trill Houstonian Lil' Keke represents the..."

July 2, 2021 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Faster Than Sound: Music Venues React to Stage 5
New city recommendations halt shows at many venues ahead of New Year's Eve
"...At Parker Jazz Club, owner Kris Kimura also found altered shows..."

Jan. 8, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Arya’s Weyes Blood aftershow, celebrating SPOT, Urban Cultural Fest, and more
"...While Arya boasts a classical piano childhood and a jazz degree from Texas State, the storyteller channels somber pop-R&B..."

March 31, 2023 Music Column by Angela Lim

Three Live Music Events for Your Valentine's Weekend
Showtunes, Motown, and live comedy are on offer
"...Parker Jazz Club..."

Feb. 10, 2021 Events Post by Greg Stitt

Texan Catherine Cohen Brings New York Opulence to Moontower Comedy
Moontower star talks musicals, oversharing, and what she's reading now
"...stand of her show Cat Cohen and Friends at Parker Jazz Club...."

April 15, 2022 Arts Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Five Unmissable Podcasts at Moontower
Like you're in the studio with your favorite comedy podcaster
"...certainly appealing. exactlyrightmedia.com/bananas The Dork ForestFri., April 22, 5pm, Parker Jazz Club..."

April 8, 2022 Arts Feature by Dina Barrish

Faster Than Sound – Summer in the City: Concerts, Protests, Relief Controversy, Potentially Less HAAM
Clubs navigate show safety, local musicians soundtrack protests, and HAAM asks for city aid.
"...past week, Far Out Lounge, Sahara Lounge, and Coconut Club joined Broken Spoke, Stubb's, Parker Jazz Club, Hanovers 2.0,..."

June 12, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Kate Bush Bash, Urban Heat, Knife in the Water, Night Cap, Adrian Ruiz, and Shimmer Island
"...T.S. Knife in the Water, Conrad Keely, the John-PaulsChess Club, Friday 29..."

July 29, 2022 Music Column by Tim Stegall

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Oliver Tree, Christian McBride, Beach House, Daniel Fears, Kydd Jones, and more recommended shows
"...of Soul). Grammy-winning double bassist by way of load-bearing jazz support beams both historic (Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Chick..."

March 25, 2022 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

El Tule’s Final Show and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Catch Lucinda Williams, Escuela Grind, or Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold
"...folk rock fourpiece Large Brush Collection opens alongside easy-on-the-ears jazz keyboardist/singer-songwriter KindKeith, who put out a live album in..."

Jan. 19, 2024 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
The Point, Ben Buck, and some holiday options highlight this week's recommended shows
"...The Point is, at heart, a jazz-fusion combo, but every record opens new lanes. 2020 debut..."

Dec. 23, 2022 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Meanwhile Brewing’s Free Birthday Bash and More Crucial Concerts This Week
From Jonathan Richman at the Continental to Saweetie at AFROTECH
"...Pick!  – Raoul Hernandez Jonathan Richman feat. Tommy LarkinsContinental Club, Friday 3 – Saturday 4..."

Nov. 3, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Devon Walker Brings Lone Star State Laughs to SNL and Moontower Just for Laughs
Walker, Texas Comic
"...open mic performance at the original Cap City Comedy Club where, in a bit of kismet, he met future..."

April 14, 2023 Arts Feature by Valerie Lopez

Crypta, Cherubs, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Must-see shows for the weekend and beyond
"...Tuesday 20, Parker Jazz Club..."

Feb. 16, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Sue Foley, Nat Adderley Jr., Cheap Trick, Little Mazarn and Ralph White, High Desert Queen, and the Austin Record Convention
"...Antone's Nightclub, Friday 15 - Pinky’s Blues prerelease show..."

Oct. 15, 2021 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Could Austin Arts & Music Finally Get a Cultural Trust?
It's not here yet, but talks are intensifying. Also, bars and a few live music venues reopen.
"...big moves. To rebuild the local live music economy, clubs must not only outlast the pandemic, but also survive..."

May 29, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Celebrate Bastille Day in Austin
Parlez-vous français?
"...down to business with a glass of Pernod absinthe. Parker Jazz Club..."

July 13, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Timbeko, Shinyribs, TC Superstar, an Exquisite Corpse, and more recommended shows for the week
"...truly once-in-a-lifetime sight: college kids moshing to a full jazz band. Graduating from West Campus royalty to citywide favorites,..."

Dec. 30, 2022 Music Column by Kriss Conklin

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Mike & the Moonpies lead a stacked Sagebrush bill, plus Joey DeFrancesco, Destroyer of Light, the War on Drugs, Thor & Friends, and Clem Snide
"...Earl Keen and Nanci Griffith.  – Doug Freeman Joey DeFrancescoParker Jazz Club, Friday 14 (8pm) & Saturday 15 (8pm,..."

Jan. 14, 2022 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Faster Than Sound: Live Music Preservation Fund Pays 73 Venues
Ongoing funding under Phase 2 to begin in March.
"...$861,000 in relief made its way to some 30 clubs throughout 2020. The city announced plans for Phase 2..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound's Musical Top 10s of 2020
Eleven lists of Austin's best releases, theme songs, livestreams, creative pivots and more.
"...5) Continental Club's Continental Confidential..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Pharcyde and Brownout’s Special Fest Collaboration and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Find Nineties alt-hip-hop pioneers and Caroline Rose at two separate benefits
"...swooning vocals. The turbulent beats of new experimental trio Club Coma open with this year's eponymous LP, along with..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...dropped their capacity right before SXSW. The most contentious club closings came simultaneously: EDM hotbeds Kingdom and Ethics Music..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Mini Music Fests Abound in This Week's Crucial Concerts
Country, hip-hop, pop, and more shows worth the cover
"...in the no-stone-unturned names: Try Armadillo Swing Band, ACC Jazz Ensemble I, Girl Scout Harp Ensemble, Austin Banjo Club,..."

April 12, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

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