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Fun Fun Fun Fest

FFF7 in Review: Refused delivers a set worth the 14-year wait

By Dan Solomon

There are few bands who can wait 14 years between releasing their finest album and hitting the road for a world tour to promote it, but Refused heads up that ...


Fun Fun Fun Fest

FFF7 in review: Santigold brings a rushed dance party to Auditorium Shores

By Dan Solomon

Santigold’s Friday night Fun Fun Fun Fest set had the potential to be a show-stealing performance. Give her this: the woman knows how to use the stage to create ...


Fun Fun Fun Interview

Against Me! bassist Andrew Seward talks growing up a scrappy punk and touring Texas

By Dan Solomon

Against Me! is an unlikely band to be major rock stars, and not just because singer Laura Jane Grace is one of the highest-profile transgender musicians working. The band’s ...


Music For Capital

Music for Capital: On ACL, Wild Child, the haves and the have-nots

By Dan Solomon

Here are two ACL stories. On Saturday night, the Afghan Whigs played a two-hour set at Antone’s after a mid-afternoon set the day before at the festival. It was ...


ACL Fest 2012

ACL in Review: After two decades The Roots prove explosive hip hop legacy

By Dan Solomon

Any list of the tightest bands in the world would be incomplete if it didn't include The Roots. The endlessly versatile Philadelphia-based hip hop crew are equally at home ...


ACL Fest 2012

ACL in Review: Afghan Whigs' reunion show feels just like the pre-breakup days

By Dan Solomon

The crowd at the front of the AMD Stage was mostly still collecting Pokemon cards when the Afghan Whigs released their final album in 1999. And while the band inspires ...


ACL Artist Interview

Gotye talks "Somebody That I Used To Know," YouTube and playing ACL Fest

By Dan Solomon

It’s been a hell of a year for Gotye, the Australian singer-songwriter who earlier in 2012 catapulted from relative obscurity — at least on this side of the ocean — to ...


conference recap

Everyone can just get along: The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase finds its niche

By Dan Solomon

The balance between business interests and academics at SXSW Eco is a little wobbly, but it seems to be working. Outside of the AT&T Conference Center, there are a ...


SXSW Eco

SXSW Eco broadens the sustainability discussion: Why is sustainable design usually so ugly?

By Dan Solomon

The second year of SXSW Eco is clearly striving to be a little hipper and sexier than the conference's initial incarnation, and that's clear in both a lot ...


Music For Capital

Music for Capital: What's good in Austin hip hop

By Dan Solomon

Talking about hip hop in Austin is talking about an essential paradox: There are countless hip hop fans in Austin, but not that many fans of Austin hip hop. And ...


Inside Austin music

Music for Capital: Why doesn't anybody care about Austin hip hop?

By Dan Solomon

First things first: No disrespect intended to any of Austin’s MCs or beatmakers who toil away at their craft, work hard and make music that they believe in. No ...


Inside Austin music

Music for Capital: Exploring insiders and outsiders in Austin music

By Dan Solomon

In any music scene — or anything else, really — there are what we think of as the insiders and the outsiders. The insiders seemingly hop along a clear path to success ...


Music For Capital

Music for Capital: Looking for the Austin music scene in 2012

By Dan Solomon

Earlier this summer, I was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, when the myth of Austin: Live Music Capital of the World, reared its head again. Outside of Lalaland, an all-ages venue where ...


Fun Fun Fun 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces 2012 lineup: Killer reunions, hype bands and heavy hitters

By Dan Solomon

The Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup was announced late Wednesday night by calling out the bands on the bill at a local bingo hall, because this is how we do ...


A Pirate Looks At Sixty-Five

Jimmy Buffett brings an intimate beach party to ACL Live

By Dan Solomon

If there’s such a thing as an under-the-radar superstar, it’s Jimmy Buffett. He’s sold tens of millions of records, his concert tours sell out amphitheaters around the ...


In Depth Interviews

Seth Walker moved to Nashville and only has good problems now

By Dan Solomon

Austin’s staggering growth over the past decade has brought about plenty of changes — and that includes to our music community, which has more people with money invested in it ...


ACL 2012

Six things to know about the ACL 2012 lineup announcement

By Dan Solomon

Like Christmas Eve for giant music nerds, the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup announcement keeps the faithful speculating endlessly, staying up late, and then combining the joy of an ...


real talk

The Midgetmen celebrate ten years of punk rock with a Weird Al tribute show (and tons of shit-talking)

By Dan Solomon

If you want to hurt your friend in a band’s feelings, refer to his/her musical pursuit as a hobby. The balance of aspiration, dedication and self-delusion required to ...


music news

UtopiaFest steps its game up with initial lineup announcement

By Dan Solomon

UtopiaFest just dropped its initial lineup, and it’s pretty killer for a three-day, free-camping, under-$150 festival out in the Hill Country. Topping the bill are the indie psych-poppers ...


Trapped In The Rip-Off Closet

Can R. Kelly fans get a refund for that disaster of a show on Saturday? [Updated]

By Dan Solomon

It sounded too good to be true, which means, of course, that it was: R. Kelly, the man behind “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Bump ‘N Grind,” “I’m A ...


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