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Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
When the summer slows down, the live music starts to heat up.
"...post punk and powerhouse rock by Poster Children and South San Gabriel...."

Aug. 10, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Centro-matic/South San Gabriel
"...Centro-matic/South San GabrielDual Hawks (Misra)..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Music Review by Melanie Haupt

The Sound and the Fury
Monsters of Folk drummer Will Johnson continues demonstrating monstrous musical and compositional gifts
"...I would walk a thousand miles..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

South San Gabriel
Texas Platters
"...South San GabrielWelcome, Convalescence (Undertow) Welcome Will Johnson. South San..."

May 9, 2003 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Wednesday Picks
SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...Devin is an obsession waiting to happen. – Robert GabrielROBYN HITCHCOCK8pm, Emo's Main Last year, you couldn't reach up..."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...Friday PicksAll showcase times subject to change. Please check..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

Day Trips
"...the Chisholm Trail ran past the town square and thousands of longhorns passed through town on their way to..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Friday Picks
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...times bitten, not overly shy, and with Strings Attached (Sanctuary), a reappreciation of all those young dudes and ducessies:..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

South San Gabriel
"...South San Gabriel..."

April 29, 2005 Music Review by Melanie Haupt

Day Trips
"...from downtown Georgetown, and the other is to the south of Austin on the edge of Wimberley. Fine swimming..."

July 18, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Fun Fun Fun Fest Saturday Picks
Blurbing Fun Fun Fun Fest one act at a time
"...Hawks (Misra). It's a split effort with fellow Dentonites South San Gabriel, allowing frontman Will Johnson ample room to..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature

All-Stars, Heroes, Juicers, Old Yards: New Baseball Paintings by Will Johnson
The season begins anew
"...artist and member of Centro-matic, Monsters of Folk, and South San Gabriel, Johnson has forged a formidable music career,..."

April 5, 2013 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

Field of Dreams
A nine-inning sampler of Johnson's best songs
"...most obvious precursor to the dramatic tension that hallmarks South San Gabriel, lilted by Scott Danbom's closing fiddle treatment...."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature

Will Johnson
Record review
"...smarting eyes stuck with tears. The violin of Johnson's South San Gabriel bandmate Scott Danbom on "Just Some Silence"..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Will Johnson
Texas Platters
"...Johnson has focused on softer projects such as Centro-offshoot South San Gabriel and this, his full-length debut under his..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Centro-matic
Record Review
"...the emotional impact delivered on last year's spare beauty South San Gabriel Songs/Music. Fifteen songs, zero clunkers, one fine..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Day Trips
"...The Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio never really was a palace. The adobe walls..."

July 25, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Centro-Matic Packs It In
With a sprawling, sold-out show at the Parish Thursday
"...As for what comes afterwards, of course we have South San Gabriel, and that’s still an idea down the..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Music Post by Doug Freeman

ACL Music Fest Preview
"...from Texas cut such a swathe through modern music. San Angelo's Henry, Jojo, and Ringo Garza honed the crafty,..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Feature

Playback: Will Johnson’s Eternal Newness
"Playback" challenges Will Johnson to a home run derby and uncovers seven things you didn't know about A Giant Dog
"...the Undertow Orchestra, and expanded Centro-matic into bonus band South San Gabriel. As such, he's one of Austin's most..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

One Fast Move
Ben and Jay's excellent adventure
"...Will Johnson opened the night, the local Centro-Matic and South San Gabriel songwriter’s wrenching drawl keeping the quickly-filling venue..."

Jan. 28, 2010 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Texas Top 10s
"...4) San Saba County, ... Though Cheating Was Never an Option..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Music Feature

Wednesday Picks
"...by his wife, Kelly Willis. His It Came From San Antonio EP nods to the previous generation of Texas..."

March 7, 2008 Music Feature

Off the Record
Austin's Monster of Folk strolls down Mermaid Avenue, inside Woxy's DJ booth, and beating the drum for HAAM Benefit Day
"...rock. During rare downtime between his bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, the prolific local songwriter is taking a..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Will Johnson
"...pull of his solo outings or country tinge of South San Gabriel, both rise at the outset of his..."

April 14, 2017 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Will Johnson Premiere
Lo-fi bard borrows kids’ keyboard for ambient composition
"...curveball for the ultra-prolific Texan, whose songwriting drove Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, and Overseas, and whose drumming anchors Monsters..."

Nov. 28, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Overseas
"...Overseas – the debut collaboration between Austin's Will Johnson (Centro-matic/South San Gabriel), David Bazan (Pedro the Lion/Headphones), and the..."

June 28, 2013 Music Review by Austin Powell

New Multitudes
"...alt.country and indie rock in Son Volt's Jay Farrar, Centro-matic/South San Gabriel leader and local Will Johnson, My Morning..."

April 20, 2012 Music Review by Austin Powell

Centro-matic
"...the past decade, alternating between the iridescent avant-Americana of South San Gabriel and Centro-matic's ragged indie anthems. Having bridged..."

July 1, 2011 Music Review by Austin Powell

ACL Music Fest Saturday Interview
Austin's Will Johnson sounds off on the Monsters of Folk
"...self-titled 2009 debut, the leader of locals Centro-matic and South San Gabriel has served as their touring drummer, including..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

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