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Did Shearwater Cut the Best Protest Album of 2016?
Jonathan Meiburg calls out new America's scary monsters
"...Legitimate protest albums spring from dire political climates. They're an expression..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Music Feature by Abby Johnston

Live Music Recommendations: April 13-19
Texas Independence Fest grinds, Ibeyi smooths it out, and more
"...sweat while the temperatures are still reasonable. This week's music recos include everything from the metal of the Texas..."

April 12, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...FRIDAY PICKS All showcases subject to change Fastball FASTBALL:..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Austin Music Census Data Will Remain Private
Attorney General grants exemption from open records requests
"...open records dispute over results from last year’s Austin Music Census has come to a conclusion as Texas’ Attorney..."

Feb. 1, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music List No. 7
Pussy Riot Theatre, Kano, Bilal, and 137 more
"...southerly on its axis for the largest summit of music, film, and tech on Earth. South by Southwest, March..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Crack Pipes’ Beautiful Protest
Track premiere from the ATX blues punks’ vinyl reissue
"...turn of the millennium. Given the nature of the music, vinyl seems like a natural medium, but none of..."

Sept. 26, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

SXSW Music Review: Pussy Riot
Russians protest employing political techno
"...(now the Main and Main II), staged a political protest more so than a musical performance...."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Tim Stegall

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...Fri. 16, CU29, 11pm Club music for the masses of Guadalajara, Nacho Luquin and drummer..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal
"...scheming, and dreaming up performances for the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards. All the generals were there: Charlie Sexton –..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

35 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Living in a dream
"...Big Boys, whose scathing punk for a classed-up Austin Music Awards show audience visited the genre’s desired effect on..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature by Doug Freeman

SXSW Expands Music Festival
Pussy Riot speaker announced along with badge latitude
"...SXSW Music played little of its hand, but did announce artist/activist..."

July 25, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Review: Terminal Mind
Austin punk trio reboots Seventies relevancy
"...Prompted by the January release of Recordings, from the..."

March 13, 2018 SXSW Post by Tim Stegall

Sheet Music
Summer Reading
"...Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles by David Cantwell and Bill Friskics-Warren..."

June 6, 2003 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

SXSW Music Interview: Body Type
Sydney-based band turns heartbreak to community in recent EP
"...Given the dire state of Sydney's music scene, Sophie McComish can't wait to get to Austin..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Libby Webster

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
Get into your pre-ACL groove with these live music picks
"...Future Generations formed in the music practice rooms at Fordham University and their velvety synth-pop..."

Sept. 27, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Gay Place: Music of Your Life
Stretch across the genres this Friday
"...THE MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE..."

June 12, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

SXSW Music Review: KCRW Showcase
J.S. Ondara, Broken Social Scene, and Cautious Clay go goth!
"...out front. Leaning on 2017’s Hug of Thunder with “Protest Song” and “Stay Happy,” the band was only just..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

Maya Azucena
Thursday
"...about the worth of the maligned, with a mild protest of the criminal justice system, but was mostly playful,..."

March 21, 2008 Music Review by Thomas Fawcett

Aterciopelados
Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park
"...her guitar during the harder songs. "This is a protest song," she explained, before launching into a combustible hot..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

TV on the Radio
"...Babes because Return to Cookie Mountain is essentially a protest album. Opener "I Was a Lover" drops with a..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

The Ballad of Joe Hill
Get up, stand up – stand up for your rights
"...around the world had taken to the streets in protest of the impending war, but still it seemed inevitable...."

Oct. 22, 2004 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

High Baptismal Flow
In search of rock & roll's psychedelic pioneers, Austin's 13th Floor Elevators
"...as much a member of the band as any musician? What of the murdered guitarist, two drummers, and three..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

SXSW Film Review: Give Me Future
Major Lazer invites the people of Cuba to party
"...categorize Major Lazer’s style of rump-thumping global EDM as protest music, but Give Me Future proves that even the..."

March 14, 2017 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

Live at the Lege
The Chronicle counts down to sine die
"...Tuma's Twitter feed for more from the anti-SB 4 protest...."

May 29, 2017 News Post by the News Staff

Shearwater Revisits 1980
“It seemed like a good way to make sense of this time”
"...Since album promotion requires musicians to endure multiple interviews at a sitting, slotting in..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Media Watch: Unwinding the Twine at KUT
Listeners protest cutbacks of legendary DJs Paul Ray and Larry Monroe
"...The growing protest against KUT-FM's decision to cut back the shifts of..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Kevin Brass

The Dreamers
The NC-17 rating is revived for Bertolucci's fervent ode to cinema and the idealism of youth.
"...down the government. It is at this first, now-legendary protest that American student Matthew (Pitt) meets French twins Isabelle..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Taking cues from Ray and Walk the Line, this comedy biopic spans 70 years in the life of its hero, the fictional music legend Dewey Cox.
"...10 times over. And throughout this absurdist spin on musical biopics, the good news is that sometimes they’re right...."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony
"...the same time. The movie examines the integral role music played in nurturing, spurring, and sustaining the revolt against..."

March 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

El Valiente
The South Texas authenticity of S.A. accordion punks Pinata Protest
"...Texas rock dominance – with corazon – until Pinata Protest crashed the fiesta. Armed with blistering “accordion-powered punk rock,”..."

May 16, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

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