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Sorting the chaos

Chaos In Tejas founder Timmy Hefner tells us who he's excited to see this weekend

By Chad Swiatecki

“I’d never seen them before, so I got in touch to see if they could play.” That simple logic — identify the problem, then set about fixing it — is one ...


ACL 2012

Who's in, missing and promising on the 2012 bill for Austin City Limits Music Festival

By Chad Swiatecki

Where else to start but at the top with the newly announced Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup? Four of the five top acts — Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black ...


SXSW 2012

From downtown domes to rap and rock royalty, SXSW parties keep growing

By Chad Swiatecki

Five-story-tall stages. Multiple domed structures popping up all over downtown. The Boss. This year’s South By Southwest will be more big and “out there” than ever. Take a wander ...


Festival Fun

Calle 13, Escovedo, Los Lonely Boys top fifth Pachanga Fest line up

By Chad Swiatecki

For proof of the esteem the Pachanga Latino Music Festival has achieved going into its fifth year, look no further than the big names who will play the festival for ...


Free East Austin

Emo's East and Beauty Ballroom to lure throngs of all ages to Riverside for free shows during SXSW

By Chad Swiatecki

Emerging East Austin venues Emo’s East and the Beauty Ballroom will be free — no badges, no wristbands, probably few RSVPs — and open to all concert-goers (and all ages) during ...


report card

Honor Roll: ACL Live receives Best New Venue accolade from concert industry bible Pollstar

By Chad Swiatecki

No one on staff at Austin City Limits Live is calling it a case of David vs. Goliath(s), but we will. In concert industry bible Pollstar’s annual awards ...


New Digs

Ray Benson helps christen his new Mozersky-designed Rattle Inn downtown

By Chad Swiatecki

Monday night Ray Benson gets to kick up a little of the dust he helped create. In truth, there’s little to no dust anywhere at the new Rattle Inn ...


speak peek

A first glimpse into the new Beauty Ballroom: Light on glitter, heavy on character

By Chad Swiatecki

First things first; it’s not just a concrete box with lots of glitter. Spoken or not, that question has been on lots of mind of lots of folks since ...


In The Clubs

Beauty Ballroom's first month of shows brings Theophilus London, Yelawolf and more to new Riverside location

By Chad Swiatecki

The new Beauty Ballroom on Riverside Drive has announced its grand opening celebration, slated for Jan. 26-28; the weekend is highlighted by a show from electro-funk singer and frequent Austin ...


sound off

Sound permit changes seek to simplify SXSW party process and prevent music shutdowns

By Chad Swiatecki

Austin officials have made more lenient the sound permit process for venues hosting parties and other events during South By Southwest, looking to reduce headaches for event planners and prevent ...


austin to indio

Coachella lineup released: Explosions In The Sky, Gary Clark Jr. among local acts headed to Indio

By Chad Swiatecki

A handful of Austin acts coming off or about to have big years joined a “wow”-heavy roster of bands revealed Monday night as the lineup for this year’s ...


Police seek info in teacher murder

Austin musicians and fans remember Esme Barrera: "A friend to all"

By Chad Swiatecki

No matter how packed the Free Week shows all across downtown Austin get this week, there will be a big void in those crowds. That’s the consensus of just ...


end of an era

Sudden Momo's closure marks another blow to Austin music scene

By Chad Swiatecki

Musicians all over Austin were dealt a huge blow on Tuesday night with the news that Sixth Street singer-songwriter haven, Momo’s, had abruptly closed its doors. Although "renovation" is ...


Goodbye to Emo's

Emo's last breath: Goodbye to a Red River institution

By Chad Swiatecki

With the days dwindling down before the lights go out for the last time at Red River punk/metal/indie rock bunker Emo’s Inside on Dec. 30, club management ...


Green Day in Austin

Secret show! Punk superstars Green Day plays Red 7

By Chad Swiatecki

Punk rock superstars Green Day announced Thursday morning they would play an intimate show at Austin club Red 7. The show at the small 7th Street club with a capacity ...


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