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Deborah Sengupta Stith

Music critic

Deborah Sengupta Stith is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman.

Latest from Deborah Sengupta Stith

Austin music this week: Brownout’s new release, Lone Star Jam and more
 OUR TOP PICKS Friday: Hard Proof, Greyhounds, Cilantro Boombox at Mohawk outdoor. If you like your bands tight, your grooves big and your booty gyrating, this is a can’t-miss triple bill. Hard Proof and Cilantro Boombox bring the big band madness with wall of sound takes on Afrobeat, Reggae and Latin sounds while the duo behind Greyhounds...

Posted: 3 days ago

OUR TOP PICKS Friday: Hard Proof, Greyhounds, Cilantro Boombox at Mohawk outdoor. If you like your bands tight, your grooves big and your booty gyrating, this is a can’t-miss triple bill. Hard Proof and Cilantro Boombox bring the big band madness with wall of sound takes on Afrobeat, Reggae and Latin sounds while the duo behind Greyhounds...
Free week in July? New music fest aims to draw locals into Red River clubs

Posted: 3 days ago

Fans groove at Cheer Up Charlies on Red River Street. Martin do Nascimento/AMERICAN-STATESMAN In a Facebook event listing, the Red River Cultural District’s merchant association has unveiled plans for a new music festival structured around a simple idea: all free, all local and all Red River.
Prince’s DJ Pam the Funkstress to play Prince tribute in Austin
Bay Area DJ, Pam the Funkstress is best known for her work holding down the ones and twos for radical hip-hop crew, the Coup, but last year she was tapped by global superstar, Prince to be his go-to DJ.

Posted: 3 days ago

Bay Area DJ, Pam the Funkstress is best known for her work holding down the ones and twos for radical hip-hop crew, the Coup, but last year she was tapped by global superstar, Prince to be his go-to DJ.
Stevie Wonder to play post-race closing concert at Austin Formula One Grand Prix
In case the announcement of Saturday night headliner Justin Timberlake back in March wasn’t enough evidence that Circuit of the Americas is committed to making music a big draw at the Formula One Austin Grand Prix, today, race organizers announced a Sunday post-race concert headlined by R&B legend Stevie Wonder.

Posted: 5 days ago

In case the announcement of Saturday night headliner Justin Timberlake back in March wasn’t enough evidence that Circuit of the Americas is committed to making music a big draw at the Formula One Austin Grand Prix, today, race organizers announced a Sunday post-race concert headlined by R&B legend Stevie Wonder.
Austin artists, music folks remember Chris Cornell
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who was on tour in Detroit, died last night. He was 52. Today, Austin musicians and music industry folks took to social media to share memories of Cornell and the impact his band had on their lives, along with photos and clips from their favorite performances.

Posted: 10 days ago

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who was on tour in Detroit, died last night. He was 52. Today, Austin musicians and music industry folks took to social media to share memories of Cornell and the impact his band had on their lives, along with photos and clips from their favorite performances.