Peter Mongillo

Peter Mongillo is the music writer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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Emo's East kickoff tests new venue, and it mostly passes

4:00 PM Friday, Sep. 12, 2014

Iconic Austin freaks the Butthole Surfers got the first shot at taking Emo's East for a spin Sunday night and succeeded with plenty of vocals via megaphone, saxophone squawks and horror clips. A slightly twisted, fitting way to break in a thing that's a bit out of place. The new spot on East Riverside Drive is the sister to Emo's on Red River...
Emo's to move in 2012; site sold

3:56 PM Friday, Sep. 12, 2014

Little more than a week after closing his club's well-known outside stage, Emo's owner Frank Hendrix confirmed Monday that he has sold the property at 603 Red River St. that has been home to the iconic music venue since 1992. Hendrix said he is securing a new, 300-person capacity location "within walking distance" of the old club...
Your guide to more Austin at ACL Fest
 With two weekends for the first time, there will be more Austin music in the Austin City Limits Music Festival than ever before. Some bands — including Divine Fits, Okkervil River, the Black Angels, the Bright Light Social Hour and Court Yard Hounds — are performing both weekends. But with six days instead of three, festival bookers...

5:00 AM Monday, Sep. 30, 2013

With two weekends for the first time, there will be more Austin music in the Austin City Limits Music Festival than ever before. Some bands — including Divine Fits, Okkervil River, the Black Angels, the Bright Light Social Hour and Court Yard Hounds — are performing both weekends. But with six days instead of three, festival bookers...
From City Hall to center stage, Transmission manager knows how to get things moving
 Bobby Garza, the recently named general manager for Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov. 8-10) organizers Transmission Events, worked for City Council Member Mike Martinez for seven years. That doesn’t mean he comes to his job helping to run an ever-growing music fest and events company without knowing about the world of music. A University of Texas...

5:00 AM Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013

Bobby Garza, the recently named general manager for Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov. 8-10) organizers Transmission Events, worked for City Council Member Mike Martinez for seven years. That doesn’t mean he comes to his job helping to run an ever-growing music fest and events company without knowing about the world of music. A University of Texas...
Events manager helps keep it clean during the behemoth ACL Festival
 As the events services manager for ACL Festival organizers C3 Presents since 2010, Emily Stengel (who also co-founded the Hope Farmers Market), oversees the front-of-house experience, which means that she does just about everything except get on stage and sing. Stengel’s responsibilities include managing volunteers, coordinating with...

5:00 AM Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013

As the events services manager for ACL Festival organizers C3 Presents since 2010, Emily Stengel (who also co-founded the Hope Farmers Market), oversees the front-of-house experience, which means that she does just about everything except get on stage and sing. Stengel’s responsibilities include managing volunteers, coordinating with...
Central Texas storms
The rain subsided overnight in the Austin area leaving little flooding and damage from the welcomed storms. Motorists maneuver around from a fallen tree hazard that was blocking one west bound lane on RR 2222 near Balcones Drive Saturday morning September 21, 2013. City crews cleaned the obstruction later in the morning.

1:25 AM Sunday, Sep. 22, 2013

The rain subsided overnight in the Austin area leaving little flooding and damage from the welcomed storms. Motorists maneuver around from a fallen tree hazard that was blocking one west bound lane on RR 2222 near Balcones Drive Saturday morning September 21, 2013. City crews cleaned the obstruction later in the morning.
Whole Foods
Austin-based Whole Foods Market now has more than 350 stores and is posting record profits.

10:07 PM Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013

Austin-based Whole Foods Market now has more than 350 stores and is posting record profits.
Best of the week: Music, Sept. 20-26
 Ra Ra Riot at Emo’s East. Electronic dance pop group Ra Ra Riot, who formed at school in Syracuse, recently released its third album, “Beta Love,” which combines Prince-ly pop with touches of indie rock and strings. With Caveman. 8 p.m. $18. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. Also playing: Between the Buried and Me...

5:00 AM Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013

Ra Ra Riot at Emo’s East. Electronic dance pop group Ra Ra Riot, who formed at school in Syracuse, recently released its third album, “Beta Love,” which combines Prince-ly pop with touches of indie rock and strings. With Caveman. 8 p.m. $18. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. Also playing: Between the Buried and Me...
Mongillo: Many music memories from Austin

3:50 PM Monday, Sep. 16, 2013

For only the second time since 2008, I won’t be part the American-Statesman’s coverage of the Austin City Limits Music Festival (I missed 2010 when my first child was born the week of the festival), and this is my final Music Source column before I leave the newspaper. Music coverage will continue at the American-Statesman and...
Best of the week: Music, Sept. 13-19
 Austra at Mohawk. Canadian electronic pop group led by Katie Stelmanis, who guides the group’s dreamy, sometimes bleak beats with a voice to match. With Diana. 8 p.m. $14. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. Also playing: Tegan and Sara with What’s Eating Gilbert at Stubb’s (sold-out); East Cameron Folkcore, Clyde and Clem&rsquo...

5:00 AM Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013

Austra at Mohawk. Canadian electronic pop group led by Katie Stelmanis, who guides the group’s dreamy, sometimes bleak beats with a voice to match. With Diana. 8 p.m. $14. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. Also playing: Tegan and Sara with What’s Eating Gilbert at Stubb’s (sold-out); East Cameron Folkcore, Clyde and Clem&rsquo...
Mongillo: Reckless Kelly hit the road with 'Long Night Moon'
 When Willy Braun of Austin-based country rock band Reckless Kelly was writing the songs that would appear on the group’s new album, he noticed a theme developing — all were about being on the road. The 12 songs, a mellow collection about wandering, leaving and going home, would become “Long Night Moon,” which was released...

5:13 PM Monday, Sep. 09, 2013

When Willy Braun of Austin-based country rock band Reckless Kelly was writing the songs that would appear on the group’s new album, he noticed a theme developing — all were about being on the road. The 12 songs, a mellow collection about wandering, leaving and going home, would become “Long Night Moon,” which was released...