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Sound on Sound Fest Pops!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electric Wizard, and king Stooge himself
"...Iggy Pop performing at a renaissance fairground …. You don’t have to promise much more than that to get..."

June 20, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Sound on Sound Fest Is Set, but What About Fun Fun Fun?
SOS Fest dropped its lineup this week, but what of predecessor FFF?
"...last dozen years, Austin's most obsessive music fans anticipate one annual announcement over all others: which acts booker Graham..."

June 23, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sound on Sound Fest Q&A: Power Trip
Riley Gale talks medieval beheadings, awards, and his bucket list
"...On the heels of sophomore platter Nightmare Logic, a perfect..."

Nov. 9, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Sound on Sound Fest Make-Up Shows
Salvage includes Grizzly Bear, Cannibal Corpse, Noname
"...Eleven days ago, hours before the start of ACL Fest, the Austin music community received crushing news: Sound on..."

Oct. 16, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Sound on Sound Review: Cannibal Corpse
Into the pit
"...Perfect pyramid: 30 minutes of death metal blort from Arizona’s opening Gatecreeper, 45 minutes of tearaway super thrash by..."

Nov. 11, 2017 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: No Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2016
Fun Fun Fun Fest won't happen this year and here's the exclusive on why
"...Cat's out of the bag on the worst kept secret in Austin music: There will..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: A Music Snob’s Guide to ACL Fest
There's more to any ACL Fest list than meets the eye
"...can't wrap their heads around the scene at ACL Fest: flatfooted clans staking out real estate with lawn chairs,..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: C3 in Talks to Co-Produce Levitation Fest
ACL Fest promoters partner with psych fest?
"...Levitation, the popular Austin music festival that's been a hotbed..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Terror Fest Drops the Big One
Third year comer triples down at Empire & Barracuda June 7-9
"...The Big Lebowski, Austin music abides – especially its festivals, as much as we love to bad mouth them...."

Jan. 23, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Fantastic Fest First Wave Hits Hard
Stephen King adaptations, Arabic cinema, and Three Billboards
"...nerve-jangling terror, the first wave of films for Fantastic Fest 2017 (Sept. 21-28) announced this morning has it all,..."

Aug. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Best WTFs of ACL Fest Weekend One
The good, the bad, and the myriad Tom Petty covers
"...33 hours immersed in the first weekend of ACL Fest, the spiral-bound pocket notebook "Playback" packs had become a..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

2017 Austin Sketch Festival: What to See
Maybe all of it, yes – but OMG let’s not be ridiculous
"...The Austin Sketch Festival kicks off tonight and goes madly, gloriously, all the..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Night He Came to Fantastic Fest
Genre fest announces Halloween for opening night
"...Austin this year – or rather, Halloween is. Fantastic Fest has announced that the revamp of the classic horror..."

Aug. 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Locals Los Coast Break Out at ACL Fest
Singer Trey Privott on the band's origins and influences
"...in fact quite the opposite – the Los Coast frontman occasionally lifts off terra firma when he's at full..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Saturday handicapping for ACL Fest weekend two
"...James David Treadwell comes by his talent through family connections. His grandmother Genee Harris hit with "Bye Bye Elvis"..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature

Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet
From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year
"...Every film festival showcases a slate of titles that deserve an audience...."

Jan. 1, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Interview: Applecart
Into the woods with the media satire horror flick
"...Genre mash-ups are in the blood of Fantastic Fest, but Applecart is that rarest of cinematic chimeras: a..."

Sept. 27, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Saturday ACL Fest Picks
"...simply as the Relatives has seen its name grow exponentially, the basic formula of praising Jesus through soul shouting,..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature

Sunday ACL Fest Picks
Oakland, New Orleans, and New Zealand – that's where our head's at today
"...11:45am, Barton Springs stage..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Friday ACL Fest Interview: Hamilton Leithauser
Former Walkmen frontman continues into new sonic territories
"...entity that we were so deeply embedded in, so once you're out of that, everything's completely different in terms..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Friday ACL Fest Interview: Jonny P
Modern soul man tackles the Top 40 while staying true to himself
"...Jonny P hopes to transport you to New York...."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature by Isabella Castro-Cota

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews
IV (Innovative Leisure)
"...Toronto jazz-hop quartet Badbadnotgood have graduated, leveling up craft and..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Bingham Warms Up His Western Festival
Onetime local Americana star inaugurates his fest on a chilly day in Luckenbach
"...Alongside an Oscar, Grammy, and a role on television's Yellowstone,..."

April 19, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Friday ACL Fest Picks
"...Welles11:45am, HomeAway stage The first signing to C3 Presents' eponymous label, Jehsea Wells drives the middle lane of the..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature

Midland
"...MidlandOn the Rocks (Big Machine)..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

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Rocket (Domino)
"...chapter for Alex Giannascoli, Rocket is nuanced and shifting. On his second major release, the Philly multi-instrumentalist sandwiches trademark..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Mutemath
Play Dead (Wojtek)
"...and last year's Changes, then arcs upward into the electronic cloud. Upon those visions, the New Orleans band has..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Sunday ACL Fest Picks
"...Charlotte Cardin1:15pm, BMI stage Montreal's Charlotte Cardin carries a croon way beyond her years...."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Feature

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks
Handicapping ACL’s first Saturday plus a handful of locals
"...Alice Merton12:45pm, American Express stage Alice Merton bursts with a kinetic..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Music Feature

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