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A-List Photos: Old Settler's Music Festival on April 22

Matthew McConaughey enjoyed some Wild Turkey in Austin last night, because of course he did

Matthew McConaughey enjoyed some Wild Turkey in Austin last night, because of course he did

Last year, prince of Austin Matthew McConaughey was named spokesperson for Wild Turkey, and he’s been shamelessly plugging the Kentucky bourbon ever since. He even made his directorial debut with a commercial (further sweetening his role as a University of Texas film professor) and met with an Esquire reporter at the bar where the commercial was filmed. So of course...
Jimmy LaFave, beloved Austin singer-songwriter, facing terminal cancer

Jimmy LaFave, beloved Austin singer-songwriter, facing terminal cancer

Friends and fellow musicians are planning a May 18 concert at the Paramount Theatre to honor longtime Austin singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, who was diagnosed with an aggressive and incurable form of cancer last year. LaFave, who moved to Austin from Oklahoma in the mid-1980s and became one of the city’s foremost Americana artists over the next couple of decades, had kept details of his condition...
Happy 4/20: Here’s your Willie Nelson news

Happy 4/20: Here’s your Willie Nelson news

It’s April 20, which means it’s something of a national holiday for people with, well, specific interests. One of those people is Willie Nelson.  The patron saint of Austin and Texas’ favorite pot smoker is constantly in the headlines, even at 83 years old. Here’s a roundup of what Willie’s been up to lately. First of all, he’s alive. Despite rumors that...
Treat yourself on 4/20 with Kacey Musgraves’ ‘High Time’ special

Treat yourself on 4/20 with Kacey Musgraves’ ‘High Time’ special

Every year on April 20, some people like to kick back and... well, smoke weed. Texas country singer and former Austin resident Kacey Musgraves understands when 4/20 rolls around, people might be doing their own rolling. So why not help them out with their “high time?” Musgraves, who has been very public about her marijuana use, is offering those looking to light up in style the perfect...
Best Austin shows this week? Peligrosa, Jimmy LaFave and more

Best Austin shows this week? Peligrosa, Jimmy LaFave and more

OUR TOP PICKS Friday: Peligrosa, Kiko Villamizar CD release party at Empire. For almost a decade, on the third Thursday of every month, the mighty DJ collective has served a broad mix of Pan-Latin dance sounds from cumbia to merengue, tropical bass to reggaeton. This month’s event includes the release party for Austin360 April Artist of the Month Kiko Villamizar, whose new album, “Aguas...
‘Live From Aggieland’ takes pioneering look at area’s live music history

‘Live From Aggieland’ takes pioneering look at area’s live music history

Released last week, “Live From Aggieland: Legendary Performances in the Brazos Valley” by author and journalist Rob Clark takes a pioneering journey through the history of live music at and around Texas A&M University. While Austin and Houston and Dallas boast of legitimate links to history and greatness, and even comparable cities such as Lubbock and Denton have a celebrated scene, College...
Billy Joe Shaver briefly hospitalized, now 'doing great'

Billy Joe Shaver briefly hospitalized, now 'doing great'

Legendary country songwriter Billy Joe Shaver missed a Central Texas gig last Friday after health issues landed him in the hospital. The 77-year-old performer was forced to reschedule a show at Riley’s Tavern near New Braunfels.  But the honky-tonk hero is a hard man to hold down for long.  "Billy Joe is out of the hospital and feeling better,” his publicist Cary Baker said...
Thirsty intruder raids Drake’s fridge in home invasion, police say 

Thirsty intruder raids Drake’s fridge in home invasion, police say 

A woman who broke into rapper Drake’s Los Angeles-area home was a very thirsty intruder and just wanted something to drink. Sheriff deputies arrested the woman, identified as 24-year-old Mesha Collins, Monday inside Drake’s home after responding to a call about a possible burglary. Police said Collins was found inside a locked room and surrounded by bottles of water and soda, the ...
Photos: Prince’s Paisley Park prepares to celebrate a shining star

Photos: Prince’s Paisley Park prepares to celebrate a shining star

On April 21, 2017, Prince’s Paisley Park will host a celebration of Prince’s life on the first anniversary of his death. The commemorative gathering is expected to attract about 2,000 fans from 28 countries, and offer musical performances from The Revolution, Morris Day & The Time and New Power Generation. It’s a collective hug to honor the memory of the musical titan who...
Meet Chanel, the Austin singer-turned-actress lighting up Zach Theatre

Meet Chanel, the Austin singer-turned-actress lighting up Zach Theatre

Chanel hadn’t acted a day in her life. So when her fellow Austin chanteuse, Courtney Santana, encouraged her in 2015 to audition for Zach Theatre’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” a revue of Duke Ellington tunes, she protested. “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” Chanel told Santana. “I’m not an actress. I’m a singer! She says: ‘Fine, you’ll be singing. It&rsquo...
Willie Nelson returns to Circuit of the Americas for July 4 Picnic

Willie Nelson returns to Circuit of the Americas for July 4 Picnic

If it’s Independence Day, this must be Willie Nelson. For the third straight year, Austin’s pride and joy will celebrate the Fourth of July with more than a dozen of his musician pals at Circuit of the Americas, the latest installment in a tradition that stretches back more than four decades. TIMELINE: The definitive history of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic Tickets, costing...
Mayor Adler gives Bob Weir the key to the city ahead of ACL Live shows

Mayor Adler gives Bob Weir the key to the city ahead of ACL Live shows

Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead, now has the keys to Austin. Mayor Steve Adler presented Weir with the key to the city at soundcheck ahead of his show at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater Saturday night, Adler announced on Twitter. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gave <a...
Drummer Barry 'Frosty' Smith, one of Austin’s great musicians, dies at 71

Drummer Barry 'Frosty' Smith, one of Austin’s great musicians, dies at 71

Drummer Barry “Frosty” Smith, who rose to prominence in California in the 1970s and became deeply connected with dozens of Austin musicians after moving here in the early 1980s, died at home Wednesday evening after a long illness. He was 71. Smith had been mostly unable to perform since suffering a heart attack, stroke and a bout of pneumonia in 2015, prompting friends and fans to contribute...
More than 100 live music shows to check out before summer

More than 100 live music shows to check out before summer

South by Southwest may dominate Austin’s music options in March, but it’s inevitably just the beginning of a busy spring season. Here’s an overview of more than 100 notable concerts, festivals and club shows happening before summer officially arrives. 20-23: Old Settler’s Music Festival. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the renowned roots-music festival on the southwest outskirts...
Once again, Euphoria Music Festival a headache for neighbors

Once again, Euphoria Music Festival a headache for neighbors

The pounding of the bass was so loud last weekend that Summer Sights thought the music must be coming from one of her neighbors in the Agave neighborhood — not the Euphoria Music Festival about 3 miles away. “I read that in previous years steps were taken to mitigate the noise and bass thumping, but those measures must have been thrown out this year because I can’t imagine it being...
Percussion group sees “Potential” for art at Mansfield Dam

Percussion group sees “Potential” for art at Mansfield Dam

A good way to make a major statement is to find something monumental — say, a statehouse or a big bridge — and make your statement while standing directly next to it. For this year’s Fusebox Festival, Line Upon Line have found just the thing: the looming concrete spillway of Mansfield Dam. The Austin percussion group’s Matt Teodori is a serious cyclist. “One of the classic...
Billie Holiday is back in town, this time at Zach Theatre

Billie Holiday is back in town, this time at Zach Theatre

The photograph shows a woman in a winter coat wrapped by a fur collar. A diminutive fur hat accented with a dark bow sits tilted on her head. Clearly the star of the social gathering, she is surrounded by other smiling African-American women. It is said to be jazz great Billie Holiday when she appeared in the Kovac Room at the Victory Grill on East 11th Street. RELATED: Austin’s Victory Grill...
A freaky trip back to the Armadillo World Headquarters

A freaky trip back to the Armadillo World Headquarters

It has been argued that Austin in the 1970s set the stage for Austin in the 2010s. And no outfit better reflected the open, unhurried, hybrid city of the ’70s than the Armadillo World Headquarters, the big crossover music, food and drink emporium behind a skating rink at South First Street and Barton Springs Road. Thanks to its founder, Eddie Wilson, and his buddy, author and musician Jesse...
Austin music shows: Euphoria Fest, free shows from KUTX, KGSR on tap

Austin music shows: Euphoria Fest, free shows from KUTX, KGSR on tap

OUR TOP PICKS Friday-Sunday: Euphoria Festival at Carson Creek Ranch.Bumping a few hip-hop artists up into headline spots this year, the dance music fest that’s been steadily growing on the far east side of town presents a diverse and well-curated selection of sounds to make you move and groove. Hip-hop oriented electronic composer Pretty Lights, performing with a live band, leads a stacked...
Kiko Villamizar finds magic and medicine in water and music

Kiko Villamizar finds magic and medicine in water and music

Full-bodied and powerful, Kiko Villamizar’s golden voice aches, even as it soars, on his second album, “Aguas Frias,” which is scheduled to come out on local imprint Discos Peligrosa later this month. The title of the album translates to “cold water” and it’s the culmination of a harrowing year spent tracing waterways, from the Missouri River on the Standing Rock...
Tejano Heritage Celebration honors history, music, monument

Tejano Heritage Celebration honors history, music, monument

When the Tejano Monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds was unveiled in 2012, it ensured that future generations of visitors would learn about Tejanos’ place in the state’s history. Now as the collection of bronzed statues that honor the heritage and contributions of Texas’ early Spanish and Mexican settlers turns 5 years old, a celebration Saturday will honor Tejano culture...
Panic! at the Disco threatens Austin with a good time — and delivers

Panic! at the Disco threatens Austin with a good time — and delivers

When the apostle Paul wrote his first epistle to Timothy, surely he didn’t expect his words to resonate 2,000 years later in a throng of rabid Panic! at the Disco fans. “Let no one despise your youth,” the disciple exhorted, a word that fans took to heart during the band’s 90-minute marathon at the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday night. Grizzled music critics often dismiss artists...
Bob Dylan picks up Nobel Prize in private ceremony in Sweden

Bob Dylan picks up Nobel Prize in private ceremony in Sweden

Legendary musician Bob Dylan picked up his 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature in a private ceremony at a secret location with members of the Swedish Academy over the weekend. “Stockholm was the first stop on the 2017 tour for Dylan and his band, and the meeting took place in connection to his concert,” the Academy said in a post on Facebook. Dylan received his Nobel gold medal and diploma...
April’s got all-star jams, Willie Nelson, ‘The Son’ and more ‘Furious’

April’s got all-star jams, Willie Nelson, ‘The Son’ and more ‘Furious’

Here are some of the best and highest-profile new releases in music, movies, TV and more on the horizon in April. Man alive, Texas and Austin — and that which Texas and Austin care about —are all over this month’s list. As always, dates are subject to change without notice. 1 and 2. “Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings” (Columbia Legacy) and &ldquo...
Ruthie Foster comes full circle with ‘Joy Comes Back’

Ruthie Foster comes full circle with ‘Joy Comes Back’

Any artist, especially one who was relatively unheralded at the time, with the chutzpah to call her album “The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster” might be charitably thought of as, well, a little ahead of herself. But as they say in Texas, it ain’t bragging if it’s true, and in the case of the Lone Star native with the stratospheric voice and riveting stage presence, “phenomenal&rdquo...
Brass bands, Big Freedia and Urban Music Fest among top Austin shows

Brass bands, Big Freedia and Urban Music Fest among top Austin shows

Friday-Saturday: Urban Music Fest at Auditorium Shores. Now in its 12th year, UMF has not abandoned its roots, programming soul legacy acts of the ‘60s and ‘70s. “The Beat Goes On” this year with Saturday night act the Whispers. But these days, the fest is just as focused on luring in grown and sexy 30- and 40-somethings ready to move and groove to ‘90s hip-hop and R&B...

Formula One’s encore for Taylor Swift? How about Justin Timberlake?

Taylor Swift had barely belted out her final tune “Shake It Off” at Circuit of the Americas last October when Bobby Epstein began pondering what the track could do for an encore at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. Justin Timberlake is a pretty good answer. The 10-time Grammy Award winner has been booked to play Saturday, Oct. 21, the night before the Formula One race. “We view...
Margo Price, Psychedelic Furs and more live music this week

Margo Price, Psychedelic Furs and more live music this week

Friday: Margo Price, Colter Wall at Emo’s. A star of last year’s South by Southwest, Price didn’t play the official event this year, but she still turned up at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion last week and blazed through the best set of the day. That was just a 40-minute teaser for the full show she and her ace band will play at Emo’s. Opener Colter Wall, a Canadian upstart...
Did composer Gustav Mahler know the worst was yet to come in his life?

Did composer Gustav Mahler know the worst was yet to come in his life?

Biographically, we know that composer Gustav Mahler was personally at his happiest and most satisfied from the summer of 1903 through the summer of 1904, the period during which he started and completed his Sixth Symphony. Yet this symphony — 80 minutes without intermission and being performed by Peter Bay and the Austin Symphony for the first time Friday and Saturday — is not a happy-go-lucky...
Hanson returns to SXSW softball field where fate intervened in 1994

Hanson returns to SXSW softball field where fate intervened in 1994

“This is what happens when you try to sing a song you basically haven’t sung in 23 years.” The three brothers of musical group Hanson have gathered for a Statesman video shoot at Krieg Softball Complex, where a pivotal moment in their career took place in 1994. Isaac, Taylor and Zac — then 13, 11 and 8, respectively — came out to South by Southwest’s annual softball...
Garth Brooks, hip-hop stars and sunny skies close out SXSW 2017

Garth Brooks, hip-hop stars and sunny skies close out SXSW 2017

South by Southwest Music Festival organizers couldn’t have asked for better weather for the biggest free show they’ve ever presented at Auditorium Shores. On Saturday, Garth Brooks, who swiftly sells out arenas around the world, was scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. in the South Austin park after a daylong country music showcase under clear skies amid temperatures in the low 80s. ...
‘As I Walk Through the Valley’ shines light on South Texas music scenes

‘As I Walk Through the Valley’ shines light on South Texas music scenes

Catastrophe performing at Trenton Point in Edinburg, Texas, in 1999. Contributed by Donner Maldonado Along the longest stretch of international borderland in one state exists the Rio Grande Valley, where the convergence of Spanish guitar, German accordion and African-American and Anglo-European rhythms gave birth to innovative and eclectic music scenes.
Austin Music Awards hit all the right notes to kick off SXSW Music

Austin Music Awards hit all the right notes to kick off SXSW Music

Awards shows – but music awards shows especially – are all about vulnerable moments and collisions between people who would not usually be in close proximity to each other. The awards themselves are fine, but they’re mostly there to serve as the connective tissue between live music pairings that see experienced hands sharing the stage with new partners and featured guests, with fireworks...
5 things to know about SXSW on Thursday

5 things to know about SXSW on Thursday

South by Southwest keeps rolling on. Here are five things you need to know about the conference and festivals for Thursday: 1. Get your game on: The SXSW Gaming Conference and Festival kicks into full swing Thursday. Unlike years past, this year’s SXSW Gaming is a separate track, and there is a charge to get in. Sessions will take on the growth of virtual reality and augmented reality in games...
Why Kenny Rogers decided it was time to fold ‘em

Why Kenny Rogers decided it was time to fold ‘em

Kenny Rogers’ life has been a literal rags-to-riches story. Born in public housing in Houston 78 years ago, Rogers began a career as a successful local jazz musician before blitzing the pop and country charts in a hit-making trajectory that has few equals. In the course of his six-decade career, Rogers has, as a solo artist and duet partner, notched a dozen chart-topping albums (via Billboard)...
Remember music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan in new Bullock Museum exhibit

Remember music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan in new Bullock Museum exhibit

Missed seeing him play live at Austin clubs or on stages around the world? You’ve no doubt heard his scorching guitar riffs on radio or on recordings. Maybe you’ve walked around the statue of him on the hike-and-bike trail at Vic Mathias Shores. Few names in the constellation of Austin music stars have shone as bright as Stevie Ray Vaughan. The story of his life — an all-too-short...
Evan Johns, 60, left his mark on Austin music as a firebrand guitarist

Evan Johns, 60, left his mark on Austin music as a firebrand guitarist

Evan Johns, who moved to Austin from Virginia three decades ago and became one of the city’s most prominent guitarists and colorful characters, died Saturday night at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center after complications from recent surgeries. He was 60. Born July 12, 1956, Johns was raised in the Washington suburb of McLean, Va., and was already prodigious on guitar in his early...
What people are saying about the Austin film ‘Song to Song’

What people are saying about the Austin film ‘Song to Song’

“Song to Song” filming wrapped in Austin nearly six years ago and the world finally got a look at the Terrence Malick flick at its South by Southwest premiere Friday night. The film is not short on star power with Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara as up-and-coming musicians, Michael Fassbender as a music producer and Natalie Portman as a waitress. The movie features scenes all over Austin...
As Old Settler’s Fest hits 30, younger artists remain key to its future

As Old Settler’s Fest hits 30, younger artists remain key to its future

As Old Settler’s Music Festival hits the 30-year mark this weekend, it has earned respected-elder status among annual Austin-area fests. But its greatest value still might be the opportunity it offers for young, up-and-coming performers. This year’s headliners include many artists with long careers, from Latin-fueled roots-rockers Los Lobos to alternative-country pioneers the Old 97&rsquo...
New Prince music appears ahead of anniversary of death

New Prince music appears ahead of anniversary of death

Fans of the late music icon Prince have new music to look forward to. According to a Tuesday news release, Rogue Music Alliance is releasing an EP of music from the singer April 21. Prince died April 21, 2016 of an accidental drug overdose at age 57. The songs contain previously unreleased music that, according to the release, are “new, undiscovered studio recordings from 2006-2008.&rdquo...
What’s live music in Austin like?

What’s live music in Austin like?

It started with a simple premise: Seasonal festival frenzies aside, Austin got its reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World because of what happens around town on any given night of the week. So we set out to capture that magic. Once a month, for a full year, we spent a full night sampling live music at a wide variety of venues. Our “One Night” series began in April 2016 on our...
Glen Campbell’s final album, “Adios,” due in June

Glen Campbell’s final album, “Adios,” due in June

Though the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s have kept Glen Campbell from performing since his emotional 2012 farewell tour (documented in the 2014 film “I’ll Be Me”), the legendary country singer made one more album. Set for release June 9 on the UMe label, “Adios” will be his last studio record. A poignant inclusion is Willie Nelson’s classic “Funny...
Best Austin music shows this week? Reggae Fest, Fastball and more

Best Austin music shows this week? Reggae Fest, Fastball and more

OUR TOP PICKS Friday-Sunday: Austin Reggae Fest at Auditorium Shores. After a few stormy years, we’re crossing our fingers for good weather this go-round for one of Austin’s favorite spring flings. Founded in the riverside park in 1994, right before the tech boom exploded the city’s skyline, the annual celebration of peace and love, Jamaican grooves and irie vibes has grown with...
Alt-J to play ACL Live in November

Alt-J to play ACL Live in November

Alt-J performs on the Honda stage at ACL Music Festival on Sunday, October 4 2015. (Suzanne Cordeiro / For American-Statesman) British rockers Alt-J have a new album “Relaxer” out in June and today the band announced plans for a world tour.
Wine Down free music series returns to 3Ten on April 26

Wine Down free music series returns to 3Ten on April 26

Jonathan Terrell kicks off the Wine Down series at 3Ten on April 26. Nell Carroll/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Once we start getting all those warnings about severe storms, you know all the cool free music series announcements are soon to follow.
Harry Connick, Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Harry Connick, Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Award-winning performer Harry Connick Jr. is set to entertain horse racing fans at the Kentucky Derby, when he sings the national anthem at Churchill Downs in Louisville next month. The actor and jazzman is no stranger to horse racing, either. He use to hang out with his dad at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, according to ABC News. “My dad is a huge race fan,” he...
Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Jeff Cook, one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning band Alabama, revealed in an interview this week that he has Parkinson’s disease. Cook told The Tennessean that he was diagnosed about four years ago. Because of the disorder, which affects the central nervous system and often causes tremors, Cook told the newspaper that he plans to step back from touring with the band...

Sold out Glass Animals show at Stubb’s moved to ACL Live due to weather

The Glass Animals show scheduled for tonight at Stubb’s has been moved to ACL Live due to severe weather forecasts. All tickets will be honored, but the floor section of the club will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. After the floor is at capacity, ticket-holders will be directed to the mezzanine and balcony. The show is sold out. pic.twitter.com/lclH54y7Me — C3Concerts...
Joe Ely inducted into Texas Institute of Letters

Joe Ely inducted into Texas Institute of Letters

It was a busy weekend for Joe Ely. After joining more than a dozen other musicians pay tribute to the late, great Guy Clark at the Paramount Theatre on Friday night, he boarded a plane for El Paso to formally be inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.
Dude, I’m not here to twerk for you

Dude, I’m not here to twerk for you

Friday night was one of those spectacular Texas spring evenings that seem almost unreal, temperate and golden. I made it to Euphoria Fest around 6 p.m. and Carson Creek Ranch was nothing short of glorious. I was collecting video clips and images for a sights and sounds scene report, and I wandered over to the Dragonfly Stage where Eric Dingus was performing. Full disclosure: I’m not a huge fan...
Songwriters want to be like Patty Griffin, but here’s why she’s one of a kind

Songwriters want to be like Patty Griffin, but here’s why she’s one of a kind

Patty Griffin performs at ACL Live on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman Spend some time talking with women singer-songwriters in Austin across a few years, and it gets hard to find anyone who doesn’t express gratitude to Patty Griffin for helping to inspire their pursuit of music.
Guy Clark tribute honors his biographer and a lifetime of songs

Guy Clark tribute honors his biographer and a lifetime of songs

It’s been a little less than a year since legendary Texas songwriter Guy Clark died, but his friends and fellow musicians miss his presence every day, as was clear from Friday night’s tribute concert at the Paramount Theatre.
EDM Jesus and 5 other things we saw at Euphoria Fest

EDM Jesus and 5 other things we saw at Euphoria Fest

With mild temperatures and bright blue sky, the riverfront property of Carson Creek Ranch was positively idyllic for the first day of Euphoria Fest, the dance music festival that continues Saturday and Sunday. The crowd was young, the bass was mighty and the grooves were strong. Here are a few things we saw at the fest. 1. Fantastic use of color and light. The stage design at Euphoria Fest is spectacular...
Weekend garage sale to benefit musicians’ housing nonprofit

Weekend garage sale to benefit musicians’ housing nonprofit

Carolyn Wonderland helped found Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers. Jay Janner/American-Statesman 2012 Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers describes itself as “a local nonprofit group which aids some of Austin’s aging and vulnerable members of the musical community with housing aid and assistance.
SXSW releases dates for 2018 fest

SXSW releases dates for 2018 fest

03/17/17 Suzanne Cordeiro/ for American-Statesman Kelvin Mercer of De La Soul fist bumps a fan during Rachael Ray’s 10th Annual Feedback at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas.
Waylon Jennings tribute filmed in Austin to air Friday on CMT

Waylon Jennings tribute filmed in Austin to air Friday on CMT

Two years ago when Willie Nelson brought his Fourth of July Picnic back to Austin, many of the participants stuck around for an all-star tribute to Willie’s late friend Waylon Jennings at ACL Live two days later.
Village People to play Empire Garage in July

Village People to play Empire Garage in July

Because nothing says America like “YMCA,” the fine folks at Empire Garage invite you to celebrate your freedom to boogie down with the Village People on Sunday, July 2. Tickets to the show are $25 and on sale now. The show is co-presented by Pride radio 97.5 FM. Start planning your costume now (because costumes are surely encouraged) but use some common sense for heaven’s sake.
Hot Luck Festival music program includes Shonen Knife sushi night, Black Lips, more

Hot Luck Festival music program includes Shonen Knife sushi night, Black Lips, more

Organizers of Hot Luck Festival, the new food and music festival helmed by Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ and James Moody of the Mohawk, announced the event’s music program today. Featured artists for the fest, which takes place May 18-21, include the Black Lips, Black Joe Lewis, Robert Ellis, Rayland Baxter and Shonen Knife. There’s also a show by Thurston Moore at the Mohawk on...
Panic! at the Disco threatens Frank Erwin Center with a good time — and delivers

Panic! at the Disco threatens Frank Erwin Center with a good time — and delivers

Brendon Urie and Panic! at the Disco perform at Frank Erwin Center on April 2, 2017. Suzanne Cordeiro/Special to the American-Statesman By Bryan Rolli, Special to the American-Statesman  When the apostle Paul wrote his first epistle to Timothy, surely he didn’t expect his words to resonate 2,000 years later amidst a throng of rabid Panic!
Levitation is back! (sort of)

Levitation is back! (sort of)

Organizers of Levitation, the psychedelic music festival originally devised by members of the band, Black Angels and their friends, took a big hit last year when severe weather conditions forced them to cancel the 2016 event before gates even opened.
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