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Austin African American Book Festival Gives Youth Revolutionary Programming
The 18th annual AAABF offers youth avenues for expression
"...Festival has been a paragon of the eloquence of Black culture...."

July 3, 2024 Events Post by Cy White

Queens, Kings, and More Events to Help You Celebrate This Weekend
Movies, theatre, classes, dancing, and more reasons to get out
"...The Watermelon Woman, a wry, cerebral romp from pioneering Black lesbian filmmaker Cheryl Dunye, follows Dunye as an indie..."

June 14, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Neko Case, the Urban Cultural Fest, and More Crucial Concerts
Live sounds for the week ahead
"...house, disco, and ballroom, Renaissance was Beyoncé’s ode to Black queer culture. Long-awaited Act II, officially titled Cowboy Carter,..."

March 29, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Scenes from SXSW, March 10-12
"...Five Decades of Music" panel on Monday. Pictured here: Terry Lickona..."

March 13, 2024 Photo Gallery

At SXSW Austin City Limits Reflects on 50 Years
The longest-running music TV show maintains “underdog” authenticity
"...season 50 tapings with the city’s current biggest act, Black Pumas...."

March 12, 2024 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Selena Gomez, Conan O’Brien, Sydney Sweeney Top SXSW’s Sixth Featured Speakers Announcement
Danny Brown, Nick Kroll, and Kirsten Dunst also announced
"...Associate Producer and Marketing Director Emily Bolf, Executive Producer Terry Lickona, Producer Jeff Peterson, and Chief Content Officer at..."

Feb. 27, 2024 SXSW Post by Carys Anderson

Cassette Roulette, Some Bitchcraft, and More Arts Events
Get arty this week with our recommended happenings
"...Another way to celebrate Black History Month: Make it to the launch party for..."

Feb. 23, 2024 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dev Patel Swings Into South by Southwest With Monkey Man World Premiere
Fest gets new docs on Stormy Daniels, Alex Jones, and Jon Bon Jovi
"...legend of the valiant but chaotic Hanuman. Patel, a black belt martial artist and medal-winning practitioner of taekwondo in..."

Feb. 7, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Recommended Austin Events
Highlights for your week in music, arts, community, and more
"...agenda can be viewed at tinyurl.com/councilmobilitycommittee.  – Austin Sanders Black Eyes..."

Jan. 26, 2024 Column

South by Southwest Announces Black Keys Keynote and More Featured Speakers
Jane Fonda, Dwyane Wade, Elijah Wood top latest announcement
"...The Black Keys have officially leveled up from South by Southwest..."

Jan. 16, 2024 SXSW Post by Carys Anderson

Free Week Unleashed: These Four Austin Acts Hit the Ground Running in 2024
Catching up with Redbud, lluvii, Daydream Twins, and SINE
"...When Jordan Terry and Aidan Babinski debuted as Daydream Twins in 2021,..."

Jan. 12, 2024 Music Feature by Julian Towers

Kendrick Lamar, Ethel Cain, and More Highlights From Friday at ACL Fest
Homegrown acts Font, We Don’t Ride Llamas debut on big stages
"...who’s called Austin home since the Seventies. Head-to-toe in black under a cream-colored suede jacket, Vaughan warmed up his..."

Oct. 14, 2023 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Foo Fighters, Alanis Morissette, BigXthaPlug, and More Highlights From Saturday at ACL Fest
From Rina Sawayama's avant-pop to Die Spitz's morning mosh
"...screen flashed her image on British Vogue in all black with gravity-defying hair and elongated fingernails (“Comme Des Garçons..."

Oct. 8, 2023 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Tangerine Dream, Eastside Kings Fest, Magic Rockers of Texas, and more recommended shows
"...on East Austin once again. Eastside Kings spotlights the Black culture that made our college town a worthy stop..."

Sept. 8, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Jordan Moser's August residency, a pair of Millers, and more recommended Austin shows
"...line drawn explicitly in the Amarillo native's support from Terry Allen on 2017's Greetings From Amarillo. Yet even as..."

July 28, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A farewell party for Jim Eno, Rock the Park with Rosie Flores, and more recommended shows
"...Superstar, along with Austin acts like the Strange Boys, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, and Dana Falconberry. Out..."

June 2, 2023 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Comic Creator Spotlight on Monica T. Gallagher: "There Are Different Genres Within Comics, It's Not Just One Genre"
For Free Comic Book Day we chat with Austin's sequential standouts
"...Currently working on: The Black Ghost (Dark Horse); Can I Pet Your Werewolf? (Kickstarter)..."

May 5, 2023 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Arya’s Weyes Blood aftershow, celebrating SPOT, Urban Cultural Fest, and more
"...sleeper: Urban Cultural Fest. Annually, the state capital's dwindling Black population shows up en masse to hype both legacy..."

March 31, 2023 Music Column by Angela Lim

As Willie Looks to 90, Austin Stars Shine at Luck Reunion
Band of Heathens, Kelsey Wilson, Spoon made rain-delayed ranch date
"...With the opening piano lick of “Amarillo Highway,” Terry Allen set the mainstage bar high early on with..."

March 18, 2023 Music Post by Doug Freeman

The Best Music We’ve Seen So Far at SXSW 2023
An insightful Jeff Tweedy, sunshiney Armani White, and more
"...Though a faux-rally for Terry Crews’ character from the 2006 movie Idiocracy wasn’t my..."

March 14, 2023 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest
The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week
"...The bill also includes a solo set from the Black Angels’ dark prophet Alex Maas (7pm) and riff-heavy metallurgists..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Luck Reunion Reveals Performer Lineup
Willie Nelson & Family, Spoon, Sir Woman lead March fest
"...Robert Ellis, and Special Guests Angel White Arcy Drive Black Opry Revue featuring Sug Daniels, Aaron Vance, Nikki Morgan..."

Feb. 22, 2023 Music Post by Kimberley Jones

Urban Heat's Darkwave Road Map for Uncertain Times
Spaceflight-deluxified Wellness pushes beyond post-punk pastiche
"...Sitting side by side, head to toe in all-black everything, Urban Heat is modest about the whirlwind 12..."

Feb. 10, 2023 Music Feature by Nayeli Portillo

Raul's in Overdrive: "AUSTIN IS UN-MELLOWING OUT!"
In 1978, visits from Patti Smith and Elvis Costello plus the Austin Punk Scene’s first record could mean “AUSTIN IS UN-MELLOWING OUT!”
"..."We were young, fast, and loud," drummer Billy Blackmon asserts these days regarding the Skunks, whose engine room..."

Dec. 30, 2022 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

We Have an Issue: “Bad Girls” Make Waves
On photographing Pleasure Venom's Audrey Campbell, and remembering the late singer-songwriter Jo Carol Pierce
"...Divide: Songs of Jo Carol Pierce, featuring artists like Terry Allen, Jimmie Dale Gilmore (to whom she was once..."

Dec. 9, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

Crosstalk: Plains Brings Out Hoyt Van Tanner, DIA on Día Centers Live Music Funds, and Black Pumas' Eric Burton Teases His "Own Work"
Austin music news headlines of the week
"...Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and Terry Allen's "Amarillo Highway" followed, where Williamson gave a perfect..."

Nov. 4, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
The weather’s ideal to learn about Bob Dylan or see hot air balloons
"...the Greenwood District, site of the 1921 massacre of Black residents (try the fried chicken at Wanda J’s Next..."

Sept. 30, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Fest, Eastside Kings Festival, HAAM Day, Vein.fm, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, and more
"...PNC locations offer bank busking anchored by Vanessa Lively, Terry Klein, Scott Collins, Kris Schultz, and Joe Blanda, while..."

Sept. 9, 2022 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Funny Pages
Portrait of the comic artist as a young idiot
"...for veteran character actor Maher (most recently famous as Black Pete in Our Flag Means Death), who finally intrudes..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Anthea, Terry Allen, the Greeting Committee, Hellfury, Dorian Electra, and Olson St. Clair
"...like-minded house heads on her own Partisan imprint. A Black woman jockey in a sea of white men, she's..."

Feb. 18, 2022 Music Column by Christina Garcia

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