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Riders Against the Storm Hit Their Stride With Flowers for the Living
Three-time winners of the Austin Music Awards' Band of the Year honors keep building community and creativity
"...The two unite as Riders Against the Storm, a hip-hop duo focused on uplifting its community in lieu of..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Abolishing the ominous "DoWrong" handle (revist "Hip-Hop on the Verge," Music, Jan. 16, 2015) and adopting..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

It’s a Celebration
Deezie Brown and Jake Lloyd throw a gala
"...collabo's choruses, he brings some of the most memorable hip-hop wordplay to bear as well:..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Sundance Review: Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Questlove's joyous celebration of the Harlem Cultural Festival
"...known as Questlove, has always been a multihyphenate of hip-hop and Black pop culture at large. In his filmmaking..."

Feb. 14, 2021 Screens Post by Selome Hailu

Austin Hip-Hop Pioneer Tee Double Perseveres
Holding the vision through institutional racism, isolation, and a double transplant
"...Austin's most appropriate ambassador of a rich and burgeoning hip-hop culture, a thoroughly self-made embodiment of the scene's oft-tempered..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

We Have an Issue: Let the Balloting Begin
Vote now in the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" Readers Poll
"...it out.) This week, Kahron checks in with Austin hip-hop pioneer Terrany "Tee Double" Johnson on the other side..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
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"...perilous yeoman's work of reimagining the high art of hip-hop deity J Dilla. The former (Austin's Andrew Thaggard) conceived..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
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"...narration over instrumentals dabbling further into the realms of hip-hop/soul begun on last year's R&B (Eats), Vol.1 beat tape...."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
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"...Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Blackillac..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

SXSW Releases V-I-R-T-U-A-L 2021 Music Roster
Sorry, Didirri, Connie Constance highlight global drop
"...hitmakers Tuyo, Australian garage-psych band Beans, and Irish alt hip-hop duo Tebi Rex...."

Jan. 26, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
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"...Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Deezie Brown..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Faster Than Sound: Don’t DM Me, Vote in the Austin Music Poll!
The Austin Music Poll is open all month. Go vote – online!
"...Hip-Hop Artist of the Year..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
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"...Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Magna Carda Best Texas Recordings..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Willie Nelson to Deliver SXSW Online Conference Keynote
Shotgun Willie brings a few hundred friends to the virtual stage
"...ambition, mental illness and masculinity in the world of hip-hop. Join co-creator/executive producer/writer/star Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky), co-creator/executive..."

Jan. 13, 2021 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
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"...Cameron Allen quickly racked up buzz within the Austin hip-hop scene thanks to scratchy-voiced, high-octane rhyming about gritty environments...."

Jan. 8, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Austin Music Poll Got COVID-19
In a once-in-a-lifetime music year, the 40th annual Austin Music Poll pivots.
"...We did keep one genre category: Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. Given the state of race..."

Jan. 8, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Growing Up Margin Walker
I've only ever experienced Texas music under the independent reigns of Graham Williams. I didn't know how lucky I was.
"...events curated by promoter Graham Williams, where indie rock, hip-hop, pop, punk, and everything else co-headlined ahead of their..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Mama Duke Drops “Braggadocious” Debut Album Ballsy
Local rapper celebrates release with a five-hour livestream concert
"...“In a room full of mostly men in hip-hop, I can't really walk in a room with my..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
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"...during an era of doom and gloom. The ATX hip-hop tag team leaps into COVID's torrential downpour with "Flowers..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Margin Walker Owners Discuss Closure
Graham Williams and Ian Orth step back to reassess amid unknown future
"...William shows,” he says. “It’s not just hardcore and hip-hop and indie rock. He goes wide and still maintains..."

Dec. 15, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Venue Relief Pending as COVID-19 Spike Stalls Restarted Gigs
Also, sampling Flobama's beats, and remembering landmark pianist Margaret Wright
"...Perfect for 2020, local hip-hop producer Florian Habito oversees a universe of virtual beatmaking..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Austin's eight-DJ collective Peligrosa. Corpus Christi's El Dusty bridges hip-hop and cumbia, while East Sixth Volstead resident Orión García's..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Faster Than Sound: City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
Live music venues have asked for dedicated COVID-19 relief since March, but the city says applications won't open until next year.
"...On Nov. 13, Mahone streamed live on his hip-hop project Riders Against the Storm's Facebook page to detail..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: KUTX Beacon Jay Trachtenberg Retires
Jay Trachtenberg retires from KUTX, Rick Carney steps down as Music Commission chair, and Johnny Bush ascends to honky-tonky heaven.
"...to Wednesdays at 8pm, while Aaron "Fresh" Knight of hip-hop show The Breaks gains his own hours, Mondays at..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...soundbites from boxers like Muhammad Ali isn't new to hip-hop, but as Jedi512, the Austin rhymer sizzles on the..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Checking In: Brannen Temple Stays Hyper Vigilant
“These are strange times with heightened social unrest”
"...with Coco Rosie, kind of an electronic, folk, operatic, hip-hop duo. Then, I was coming home only to head..."

Nov. 11, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Top 20 Austin Breweries of 2020
It's time for our annual Central Texas Brewery Power Rankings

Nov. 11, 2020 Food Post by Eric Puga

Faster Than Sound: Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!
Go-Go's local Kathy Valentine reflects on her memoir at three Austin fall events
"...gap with ventures on the edges of electronica, beatmaking, hip-hop, and more. Pre-pandemic, the hosts focused on four annual..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Fat Tony Tales
Houston rapper plays sole release show in Austin
"...the people, can they?" asked one half of local hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm. "If the city understands..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Teeta guest appearance. Creator of the Smoke Out ATX hip-hop series gives gratitude for God helping him find his..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

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