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Desert Hearts Texas Takeover Glammed Up Austin Shed Cedar Street Courtyard
Burning Man-like dance music party starred Damian Lazarus
"...the volume went up. At 1:26 am, Damian Lazarus’ record skipped. Until then, the stream of house and techno..."

May 13, 2019 Music Post by Christina Garcia

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
"...planner now expands the Nothing Song's efforts into a record label, launched last November at her fourth annual Luscious..."

March 29, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?
"...Wharf Cat Records co-founder Doug Warner says Minor invited the label to..."

March 15, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

12 Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Hip-hop, roots rock, pop, shoegaze, and more to keep your ears ringing
"...all got really obsessed with David Bowie's Low. That record is really pop, but it's like, 'Fuck! How much..."

March 7, 2019 Music Post by The Music Staff

Faster Than Sound: KVRX Launches the Largest College Radio Festival
KVRX station manager Gab Soong starts the largest ever student-run radio fest, national phone theft ring uncovered from ACL Fest, and Big Thief’s Buck Meek settles down outside the city
"...whose collegiate runners aren't allowed to process funds under Texas Student Media guidelines. There's also some synergistic magic in..."

March 1, 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
"...convergence previously pulled a majority out-of-state audience, tapping local recording studios, businesses, and artists for programming activities. Further details..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Organ Great James Polk Works Wonders Outside the Limelight
We speak with Austin’s esteemed multi-instrumentalist and former arranger for Ray Charles
"...Cogent and considered recollections of older black men from Texas and the broadly American South below the Mason-Dixon line..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
"...The Highwaymen, the true story of Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger who hunted down Bonnie and Clyde, starring Woody..."

Jan. 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: My Top 100 Austin Records of 2018
Kevin Curtin picks his favorite local sounds of the year
"...bumper crop for Austin music. We've seen hundreds of records, EPs, and singles released over the last 12 months,..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Honky-Tonk Soul Man Charley Crockett Makes His Move
The singer’s long road to Austin
"...year's 4-star fourth LP, Lonesome as a Shadow (see "Texas Platters," May 11), marked Crockett's best thus far, shades..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Playback: Seth Gibbs Promises to Fight
Cancer stricken pop savant crafts his NOT-posthumous album
"...bands, including Bobby Jealousy, and is an equally notable record producer. The ensuing performance found Gibbs determined to stay..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Jazz Great John Scofield Endures
Guitarist and Miles Davis alum puts on a clinic Friday at Mohawk
"...Scofield: I can’t believe I’ve still got a major label deal. These people still wanna make records, and I..."

Oct. 3, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

The Next Generation of Austin Hip-Hop
Young rappers reinvent the most streamed genre in America
"...behind big-league intentions with the same few promoters and label reps working toward the same shared goal: A record..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Music Feature by Clara Wang

The San Marcos Music Scene Runs Deep
ACL Fest hip-hop headliners Brockhampton might just be the tip of the iceberg from our neighbors south on I-35
"...the project's producers, from UT student Merlyn Wood to Texas State music major Russell Boring, aka Joba, scattered themselves..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Music Feature by Jeremy Steinberger

Texas Platters Hall of Fame: Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven
Brownout frontman pays tribute to Dimebag
"...to practice one day with a cassette of some Texas band called Pantera. These guys carried a metal flag..."

July 27, 2018 Music Feature by Alex Marrero (of Brownout)

Playback: Friday the 13th Reaps Austin Music
Joe Valentine, Ponty Bone, Fai Jow all pass on the same day
"...After studying art and architecture at Texas Tech, he fell in with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Tommy..."

July 20, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Gospel According to Lee Fields
Soul man tells it all ahead of Saturday’s ice cream social
"...His “Honey Dove” is a confection so pure he recorded it twice, first for 2002’s Problems and again on..."

June 22, 2018 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Vinyl Bin: Vinylmnky
Vinyl subscription service courts exclusivity junkies
"...A passion project the Texas natives tossed around in 2015 while playing basketball, Vinylmnky..."

June 8, 2018 Music Feature by Clara Wang

Playback: Being Christeene in 2018
“I’m a collection of all the shit that you’re throwing around in this stratosphere of online media conversation.”
"...hometown album release shows – tonight, Thursday, at Waterloo Records and Saturday at Museum of Human Achievement – "Playback"..."

May 25, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Austin’s Darlin’: Toni Price
Quintessential Austin song stylist takes up residency at Little Darlin’
"...published songs, five of Price's albums rank among Waterloo Records' 100 all-time bestsellers. And without touring, her hometown concerts..."

May 18, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Strictly Conjunto
“We don’t want this music to die” – Johnny Degollado
"..."I bring in the best conjuntos in Texas," he says after the set. "Word has got around..."

May 11, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Review: Oh Sees
Enthralling, pit-churning, full-frontal riff and beat assault
"...Sees in 1997 as a receptacle for his experimental recordings, Bay Area rock maverick John Dwyer has churned out..."

April 30, 2018 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Playback: Start the Presses – Gold Rush Vinyl
Austin’s first major record press opens, and more music news
"...This is Austin's first major record pressing plant...."

April 20, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...beats with dark musings on the human condition calls Texas home as he promotes his new full-length debut, Marbled...."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

2018 Primary Elections: Giddy With Energy
Tracking back on a wild election night
"...White, a Houston businessman who doesn't mind if you label him a moderate Repub­lican, drew 27%. They now head..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

12 Breakthrough Austin Bands at SXSW Music
Singer-wongwriter Michael Winningham on the story behind his genre-fusion debut, Ryou Cannon
"...night, we were drinking whiskey and just listening to Texas in the evenings," remembers multi-instrumentalist Michael Winningham, formerly with..."

March 9, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Playback: The Austin Music Industry Awards Come of Age
Kevin Curtin reverses his “awards are bullshit” stance
"..."co-hosts." The house band, led by Magic Rockers of Texas singer/guitarist Jim Campo and PR Newman frontman Spencer Garland,..."

March 2, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Where Does Margo Price Get Off?
Willie, Billy, Loretta, and Nashville’s crossover queen
"...literacy of country outlaw greats on two Third Man Records releases. She revisits Texas on Tuesday at Emo’s...."

Jan. 25, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: The First Hit’s Free (Week)
Free Week, free rides, and freeing your mind!
"...the power of "free," fans again brave the 28-degree Texas tundra Tuesday night. At Mohawk, psych troupe Millbrook Estates..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Austin’s Rarest Vinyl
Want exclusive vinyl for Record Store Black Friday? Check out some of Austin's rarest wax.
"...thinking. What are the most valuable, rarified, and coveted records that have sprung from our city limits?..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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