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Fresh Ears

Revisiting Lana Del Rey's Born To Die — without the Internet snark

By Dan Solomon

Unless you spend a lot of time trolling international gossip and fashion websites, you probably haven’t seen Lana Del Rey’s name much in the past few months. If ...


In Depth Interviews

Nothing is going to stop Kat Edmonson

By Dan Solomon

Kat Edmonson’s 2009 debut, Take To The Sky, was the sort of jazz vocal record that they don’t really make anymore — a lushly produced spring breeze of an ...


moontower comedy interviews

Talking to W. Kamau Bell, part two: Why he's googling "Austin + racism" before he comes to the Moontower Comedy Festival

By Dan Solomon

In part one of our interview with San Francisco-based comedian W. Kamau Bell, who’s playing the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, he talked about why Rick Santorum might as ...


moontower comedy interviews

Talking to W. Kamau Bell, part one: How religion is like Dungeons & Dragons, and comedy's like Black Flag

By Dan Solomon

When you make your name with the explicitly political live comedy show Laugh Against The Machine, and name your one-man show after the famously racist sociology book The Bell Curve ...


In Depth Interviews

KUT looks at the Unsung secret history of women in Texas music for new audio documentary

By Dan Solomon

The legend of Texas music has been well-told: the dusky cowboy — or at least cowboy fashion enthusiast — with a guitar on his back and a song in his heart, conveying ...


Who's Gonna Run This Town

SXSW rewind: The Eagles, U2, The Rolling Stones, and Lady Gaga for SXSW 2013

By Dan Solomon

And thus another SXSW has drawn to a close. If the 2011 edition was something of a low-point for the festival — and opinions on that will forever be mixed, with ...


SXSW Recap

Nas brings his whole neighborhood (plus Sleigh Bells) to ACL Live, while Nikka Costa funks up Buca

By Dan Solomon

SXSW Saturday was a battle between the hordes of coastal out-of-towners (and their local counterparts) frantically fighting through lines and exhaustion to guarantee a successful conclusion to the festival — and ...


SXSW Recap

SXSW Friday: Morello occupies and El-P riots while Counting Crows head down "Thunder Road"

By Dan Solomon

SXSW takes over Austin for nine days, but it only tips things over into the realm of “completely apeshit” on the final two nights. Friday ended for some with Bill ...


NEWBIE GUIDE

SXSW Music for first-timers: Best bets for freeloaders, badgeholders and in-betweeners

By Dan Solomon

When newcomers to Austin ask if you’re “going to SXSW,” it’s hard to know what they’re even talking about. Do they mean “are you buying a wristband ...


Big Pimpin' Spending Cheese

Plenty of love in the heart of the city at Jay-Z's ACL Live appearance

By Dan Solomon

Here’s a puzzle: You’re a credit card company — with a reputation for serving the wealthy — rolling out a new program that enables your cardholders to earn discounts and ...


Back-Up Plans

The SXSW Music lineup war of attrition: Who's canceled, and who to replace them with

By Dan Solomon

Lost amid the hype that comes with the initial release of the SXSW band list is a disappointing truism: Like soldiers storming the beach at Normandy, there’s going to ...


MARCH MUSIC MADNESS

The SXSW music hype bracket heats up: Who'll make the final four?

By Dan Solomon

The March Madness that is SXSW is every bit as exciting as the March Madness that is the NCAA basketball tournament. And now, they both have brackets to determine the ...


March Music Madness

Band breakdown: Springsteen at number 1 seed in CM's SXSW music hype bracket

By Dan Solomon

SXSW — especially the music portion of the 10-day extravaganza that completely overwhelms the city — is at least half about the hype. When trying to determine who’s coming into the ...


zombie venues

Former Emo's downtown location to re-open for a SXSW run

By Dan Solomon

If you missed your chance to revisit the legendarily dirty bathrooms and bleak courtyard of the downtown Emo’s location before it closed its doors for the final time in ...


Rumor control

SXSW Rumor Control: Handicapping the odds on Jack White, At The Drive-In, Springsteen’s show and more

By Dan Solomon

Rampant speculation about secret shows and surprise events is more than just part of the fun at SXSW — it’s practically a cottage industry. Remember the hype that the Kanye ...


sxsw cheat sheet

Five things to know about the SXSW Film lineup beyond Whedon and Jump Street

By Dan Solomon

The SXSW Film lineup is now online. The lineup features a lot of what you’d expect from SXSW Film: Music documentaries are well-represented, the big narrative feature debuts have ...


Down And Distance

Football is over and Peyton Manning is the story: Does Eli pass the Matt Ryan test

By Dan Solomon

That was a hell of Super Bowl, wasn’t it? Opening with a safety, extended pushes of hard-nosed defensive football, that magnificent Mario Manningham catch, a rushing touchdown to take ...


Down And Distance

Why do we act like we know Peyton Manning personally, and other thoughts on Super Bowl hype

By Dan Solomon

With the determination this past weekend that this year’s Super Bowl would be a rematch of the fateful Super Bowl XLII, also known as “The Best Super Bowl Of ...


full music line-up released

Five things to know about the full SXSW line-up, including Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, M. Ward and (lots) more

By Dan Solomon

You may have missed it, but SXSW quietly unveiled basically the entire roster for the music festival this week. The lineup — now hovering somewhere near the thousand-artists-long range (though we ...


About Last Night..

New web series The Good Music Club launches, showcases Austin's best music of the moment

By Dan Solomon

The Good Music Club – a new web series started by KUT’s Laurie Gallardo – held its debut taping last night at the ND on East 5th Street, with performances by ...


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