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Music Matters

Beck's Austin City Limits taping highlights "the slow stuff," channels Willie Nelson

By Chad Swiatecki

Who imagined 20 years ago — when “Loser” seemed like a king-of-the-pile one-hit-wonder tune and not one thing more — that Beck would still be around, and that he’d have managed ...

30 Days, 30 Artists

SXSW rock pick: Temples' sound harkens back to psychedelic-era Beatles

By Chad Swiatecki

Name: Temples Featured track: “Mesmerise” City of origin: Kettering, England Genre: Rock In one sentence: The Beatles circa “Strawberry Fields Forever” and Austin’s Black Angels do LSD and spend ...

30 Days, 30 Artists

England's London Grammar scores high-profile showcase at SXSW

By Chad Swiatecki

Name: London Grammar Featured track: “Hey Now” from If You Wait City of origin: Nottingham, England Genre: Electronic In one sentence: Restrained and pristine keyboard pop clearly derived from trip-hop ...

Live Music Matters

Local indie-pop band Bobby Jealousy scores surprise invitation to play ACL Fest

By Chad Swiatecki

In the best possible way, Bobby Jealousy’s lead singer Sabrina Ellis is a living cartoon character, all exaggerated mannerisms and free associative conversations that speed up and slow down ...

Bringing the Noise

Chaos In Tejas founder gives his top 5 show picks, reveals plans to scale back next year

By Chad Swiatecki

“There are only so many underground Japanese hardcore bands that I can bring over here. Eventually that well will run dry.” That assessment from Timmy Hefner, the main engine behind ...

here comes trouble

Party crasher turned VIP: Nightlife vet Miguel Angel boldly spreads #sxswcheats

By Chad Swiatecki

“Whatever you gotta do to get in.” That’s the mantra of Austin DJ/photog/scenester-of-the-year Miguel Angel, who is building a sort of online academy of SXSW party crashers ...

Jamming Austin

MapJam 2013 spreads music, social media all over East Austin

By Chad Swiatecki

Rabid Austin music fans will get a chance to test their devotion and expand their tastes on Saturday while journeying all over the city’s East Side. That’s part ...

At The Movies

Punk rock punctuates live score showing of The Serpent at the North Door

By Chad Swiatecki

Pretty much no one thinks about punk rock music as the ideal accompaniment for black and white, silent Japanese samurai movies that are close to a century old, but for ...

Changing places

Beauty Ballroom space could become Antone's newest home

By Chad Swiatecki

The planned closure of the Beauty Ballroom music club on East Riverside at the end of the month opens up space that could become the new home of historic Austin ...

Live Music Matters

Antone's to close, making way for The Infest, a DIY music and art space to open this spring

By Chad Swiatecki

A DIY music and arts space is set to move into Antone’s live music club at Fifth Street and Lavaca streets and open by April 1, 2013, CultureMap has ...

Sign of history

Austin interpreters LotuSign take on sign language duties at Obama inauguration

By Chad Swiatecki

Barbie Parker and her staff have been part of performances by worldwide stars like Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Kanye West and Stevie Wonder. But on Monday, Parker and the other ...

Music For Free

An exhaustive — and exhausting — guide to 11 days of Free Week

By Chad Swiatecki

Along with season-ending Tony Romo interceptions, Free Week has become a trusted (and much more welcome and beloved) post-Christmas tradition here in Austin. It goes like this: With mostly chilly ...

Five-year funk

Peligrosa celebrates 5th anniversary, adding DJ Chorizo Funk and MC Chingo Bling to the ranks

By Chad Swiatecki

Some numbers to consider on the eve of Latin DJ crew Peligrosa’s five year anniversary of throwing almost monthly parties in Austin. Five years. Six turntables at the ready ...

Nightlife S.O.S.

Spike TV's Bar Rescue visits two Austin clubs, bringing new life (and names) to The Brixton and Headhunters

By Chad Swiatecki

The “Rocket Room 6” sign outside East Austin bar The Brixton lasted roughly two and a half days, and one of those saw it covered in spray paint with the ...

Giving Back

Holiday HAAM Jam returns with tunes to help Austin musicians

By Chad Swiatecki

It’s hard to argue with the success of a happy accident like last year’s inaugural Holiday HAAM Jam CD, a compilation of some of Austin’s best musical ...

Austin Albums

Amy Cook lets go, welcomes Plant and others on new Summer Skin

By Chad Swiatecki

You don’t say “no” to a legend. When former Led Zeppelin vocalist and Austin transplant Robert Plant offered to sing on Austin folk singer Amy Cook’s song “It ...

festival city

Considering an Austin-first policy: Should city require more local acts at expanded ACL Fest?

By Chad Swiatecki

With a second weekend of Austin City Limits Festival looking like a certainty for 2013, some wiser souls around town like long-time Austin music critic Michael Corcoran have suggested that ...

Everybody in the Pool

Learning Secrets and LCD Soundsystem vet team up for charity pool party bash

By Chad Swiatecki

To your right, around 200 (mostly) tanned and toned Austinites are soaking up the sun in a pair of pools with a pristine elevated view of downtown Austin. Look to ...

Hall Monitor

Exclusive: Former Seaholm promoter steps up to save Austin Music Hall

By Chad Swiatecki

A local promoter who helped produce popular events at Seaholm Power Plant is stepping up to revive the recently foreclosed Austin Music Hall. A visit to the hall today by ...

Texas TV

Texas Music Scene spreads Lone Star sounds far and wide

By Chad Swiatecki

When he talks about helping to launch the new live music show Texas Music Scene, country music legend Ray Benson can’t help but reference another iconic music program and ...

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