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Aloe Blacc, Jackie Venson to play next free Longhorn City Limits concert
 Longhorn City Limits, 
            the new series that puts a free concert before each University of Texas home football game, will indulge in a little West Coast hip-hop/soul on Saturday. In his first Austin performance since 2014, L.A. singer and
            rapper Aloe Blacc is down to headline the third installment of the concert series...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Longhorn City Limits, the new series that puts a free concert before each University of Texas home football game, will indulge in a little West Coast hip-hop/soul on Saturday. In his first Austin performance since 2014, L.A. singer and rapper Aloe Blacc is down to headline the third installment of the concert series...
A Flock of Seagulls headlines ’80s rock-themed ‘I Want My All ATX’ benefit
 British synth-pop band, A Flock of Seagulls, has been tapped to headline a concert benefiting the local music nonprofit, All
            ATX on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Four Seasons hotel. A Flock of Seagulls. Courtesy of Paradise Artists Mobley, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Alesia Lani and recent Austin360 Artist of the Month, Night Glitter...

Posted: 21 hours ago

British synth-pop band, A Flock of Seagulls, has been tapped to headline a concert benefiting the local music nonprofit, All ATX on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Four Seasons hotel. A Flock of Seagulls. Courtesy of Paradise Artists Mobley, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Alesia Lani and recent Austin360 Artist of the Month, Night Glitter...
Khalid, Janelle Monae, Residente, Arctic Monkeys to tape ‘Austin City Limits’ episodes
 As they have in past years, a handful of prominent artists playing Austin City Limits the festival will also make appearances
            on the fest’s namesake television show. Khalid performs at Trinity Warehouse at SXSW on Thursday March 15, 2018. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Pop star 
            Khalid, Puerto Rican rap sensation...

Posted: 3 days ago

As they have in past years, a handful of prominent artists playing Austin City Limits the festival will also make appearances on the fest’s namesake television show. Khalid performs at Trinity Warehouse at SXSW on Thursday March 15, 2018. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Pop star Khalid, Puerto Rican rap sensation...
Austin hip-hop pioneer Donnell Robison a.k.a. MC Overlord has died
 The Austin music scene is reeling following the death of Donnell Robinson who was better known as MC Overlord, one of the
            city’s most prominent hip-hop artists. MC Overlord. 1997 Shelley Wood for American-Statesman Though he never achieved widespread commercial success outside of Austin, he had a loyal following within the...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Austin music scene is reeling following the death of Donnell Robinson who was better known as MC Overlord, one of the city’s most prominent hip-hop artists. MC Overlord. 1997 Shelley Wood for American-Statesman Though he never achieved widespread commercial success outside of Austin, he had a loyal following within the...
Weekend music picks: Viva Mexico!, RakefetFest and more
 OUR TOP PICKS Friends host RakefetFest to help Rakefet Laviolette Friday: RakefetFest at the Parish. Friends and fellow musicians rally to help Rakefet Laviolette, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Laviolette
            and her husband, Joel Laviolette, run the Rattletree School of Marimba, and the event is designed to...

Posted: 5 days ago

OUR TOP PICKS Friends host RakefetFest to help Rakefet Laviolette Friday: RakefetFest at the Parish. Friends and fellow musicians rally to help Rakefet Laviolette, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Laviolette and her husband, Joel Laviolette, run the Rattletree School of Marimba, and the event is designed to...
Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass tour coming to Dell Diamond
 If you missed the Doggfather when he was in San Marcos for Float Fest earlier this year, here’s another chance to catch the
            titan of West Coast rap before the year is up. Snoop Dogg performs at RIO on 6th St. during SXSW on March 16, 2017. (Tamir Kalifa/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN) PHOTOS: 
            Snoop Dogg at Float Fest 2018...

Posted: 7 days ago

If you missed the Doggfather when he was in San Marcos for Float Fest earlier this year, here’s another chance to catch the titan of West Coast rap before the year is up. Snoop Dogg performs at RIO on 6th St. during SXSW on March 16, 2017. (Tamir Kalifa/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN) PHOTOS: Snoop Dogg at Float Fest 2018...
Montreal’s Piknic Électronik comes to Auditorium Shores in October
 Piknic Électronik, a two-day, “picnic in the park,” electronic music event is set to go down Oct. 27-28 at Auditorium Shores.
            The lineup is yet to be released, but organizers promise “an eclectic mix of techno, house and disco, showcasing 12 national
            and local artists on 2 stages.” Mark...

Posted: 7 days ago

Piknic Électronik, a two-day, “picnic in the park,” electronic music event is set to go down Oct. 27-28 at Auditorium Shores. The lineup is yet to be released, but organizers promise “an eclectic mix of techno, house and disco, showcasing 12 national and local artists on 2 stages.” Mark...
New nonprofit, Music Moves Austin launches with voter engagement efforts
 A new music nonprofit, Music Moves Austin launched on Monday with a mission to “engage the broader Austin music community
            and advocate for the preservation and empowerment of Austin’s musicians, music businesses, culture, and communities.” Mobley performs at The Main II on Red River Street during...

Posted: 8 days ago

A new music nonprofit, Music Moves Austin launched on Monday with a mission to “engage the broader Austin music community and advocate for the preservation and empowerment of Austin’s musicians, music businesses, culture, and communities.” Mobley performs at The Main II on Red River Street during...
Utopiafest releases daily lineups, single-day tickets
 Utopiafest has released the daily lineups and single-day tickets for the tenth anniversary of the music and camping event, which will
            take place on Nov. 2-4. This year, the festival moves from its original home at Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, Texas to a private
            ranch outside Burnet, roughly 45 minutes from Austin...

Posted: 10 days ago

Utopiafest has released the daily lineups and single-day tickets for the tenth anniversary of the music and camping event, which will take place on Nov. 2-4. This year, the festival moves from its original home at Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, Texas to a private ranch outside Burnet, roughly 45 minutes from Austin...
ACL Fest: Cheap weekend two passes on the official exchange; Student tickets coming soon
 Want to go to Austin City Limits Festival, but can’t stomach the $255 ticket price for a three-day pass? The crowd cheers as The Bishops performs on the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage during weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music
               Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. TINA PHAN / FOR...

Posted: 11 days ago

Want to go to Austin City Limits Festival, but can’t stomach the $255 ticket price for a three-day pass? The crowd cheers as The Bishops performs on the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage during weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. TINA PHAN / FOR...
Brash, bold and hilarious: Sailor Poon creates their own punk style
 A Sailor Poon show is not a genteel affair. The all-female, five-piece garage band bills itself as “always crude, never prude.” Their crowd-favorite, singalong hit is the 2016 track “Leather Daddy,” a defiant 2 1/2-minute audio assault with mostly unprintable lyrics that demand sexual favors and new shoes before politely...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Sailor Poon show is not a genteel affair. The all-female, five-piece garage band bills itself as “always crude, never prude.” Their crowd-favorite, singalong hit is the 2016 track “Leather Daddy,” a defiant 2 1/2-minute audio assault with mostly unprintable lyrics that demand sexual favors and new shoes before politely...
Waterloo and Eastside Kings fests among weekend options for music fans
 When the new Waterloo Music Festival announced earlier this year its plans for a jam-band-based fest in early September, one significant question came to mind: Do Austinites want another midsize music festival? Waterloo (which isn’t associated with the iconic local record store of the same name) begins Friday at Carson Creek Ranch and...

Posted: 12 days ago

When the new Waterloo Music Festival announced earlier this year its plans for a jam-band-based fest in early September, one significant question came to mind: Do Austinites want another midsize music festival? Waterloo (which isn’t associated with the iconic local record store of the same name) begins Friday at Carson Creek Ranch and...
Weekend music picks: Free Longhorn City Limits shows kick off Saturday
 Sure it still feels like summer, but fall football season is here. OUR TOP PICKS [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68-J3wJjaDY&w=640&h=360] Friday: Margo Price, Hayes Carll at ACL Live. A double-shot of A-list Americana acts from Nashville and Austin, respectively, this concert is a fundraiser for the Hill
            Country...

Posted: 12 days ago

Sure it still feels like summer, but fall football season is here. OUR TOP PICKS [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68-J3wJjaDY&w=640&h=360] Friday: Margo Price, Hayes Carll at ACL Live. A double-shot of A-list Americana acts from Nashville and Austin, respectively, this concert is a fundraiser for the Hill Country...
Hosea Hargrove, godfather of Austin blues, dies
 Guitarist and singer Hosea Hargrove, an artist often referred to as the godfather of Austin blues, died early Monday morning.
            His daughter, Hosetter Irwin, confirmed the news with an emotional post on his Facebook page Monday night. “My Daddy, a.k.a.
            the blues man, has got his heavenly wings,” she wrote...

Posted: 12 days ago

Guitarist and singer Hosea Hargrove, an artist often referred to as the godfather of Austin blues, died early Monday morning. His daughter, Hosetter Irwin, confirmed the news with an emotional post on his Facebook page Monday night. “My Daddy, a.k.a. the blues man, has got his heavenly wings,” she wrote...
Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton form new record label with Louis Black
 Actor Ethan Hawke has teamed up with Austin guitar hero/super producer Charlie Sexton and Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin
            Chronicle and South by Southwest to form a new record label. Ben Dickey, left, and Ethan Hawke play to a small crowd in the Gibson guitars showroom in Austin March 14, 2018. Dickey stars
            ...

Posted: 13 days ago

Actor Ethan Hawke has teamed up with Austin guitar hero/super producer Charlie Sexton and Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and South by Southwest to form a new record label. Ben Dickey, left, and Ethan Hawke play to a small crowd in the Gibson guitars showroom in Austin March 14, 2018. Dickey stars ...
Leon Bridges plays a steamy set at ACL Live (And Austin is here for it)
 Back in the spring, tickets to Leon Bridges’ first night at ACL Live sold out the moment they dropped. Consequently, the club
            was packed, and excitement hung heavy in the air. When the house went dark sometime around 9:15 p.m., a hysterical scream
            went through the crowd. Leon Bridges and special guest Masego...

Posted: 15 days ago

Back in the spring, tickets to Leon Bridges’ first night at ACL Live sold out the moment they dropped. Consequently, the club was packed, and excitement hung heavy in the air. When the house went dark sometime around 9:15 p.m., a hysterical scream went through the crowd. Leon Bridges and special guest Masego...
Austin band Summer Salt changes lineup after allegations against bassist
 Local band Summer Salt, who recently signed to Epitaph records, has decided to part ways with bassist Phil Baier following
            allegations of sexual misconduct by several women on social media. The band announced their decision on Twitter on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/TaPAjt1dv4
               
               — Summer Salt (@SummerSaltATX)...

Posted: 18 days ago

Local band Summer Salt, who recently signed to Epitaph records, has decided to part ways with bassist Phil Baier following allegations of sexual misconduct by several women on social media. The band announced their decision on Twitter on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/TaPAjt1dv4 — Summer Salt (@SummerSaltATX)...
Riders Against the Storm celebrate WWII vet Richard Overton in new web series
 Back in May, husband/wife hip-hop team, 
            Riders Against the Storm, helped organize a birthday party for World War II veteran, 
            Richard Overton at his home in East Austin. At 112, Overton is the oldest man in America, the third oldest man in the world. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUa7WXo4dLU&w=640&...

Posted: 19 days ago

Back in May, husband/wife hip-hop team, Riders Against the Storm, helped organize a birthday party for World War II veteran, Richard Overton at his home in East Austin. At 112, Overton is the oldest man in America, the third oldest man in the world. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUa7WXo4dLU&w=640&...
Weekend picks: Start fall festival season early at Babes Fest, District Cultural Arts
 Why wait for the weather to change? Let the festing begin! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuTtJQ7GiZw&w=640&h=360] Friday: KUTX the Breaks Summer Jam at Barracuda. The hosts of KUTX’s Saturday night hip-hop showcase the Breaks present a solid roster of standouts and up-and-comers from
            Austin’s...

Posted: 20 days ago

Why wait for the weather to change? Let the festing begin! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuTtJQ7GiZw&w=640&h=360] Friday: KUTX the Breaks Summer Jam at Barracuda. The hosts of KUTX’s Saturday night hip-hop showcase the Breaks present a solid roster of standouts and up-and-comers from Austin’s...
Encore Records is closing in September
 Encore Records, a record and video store that’s been operating in Austin since the Clinton administration, will close up shop
            at the end of September. Chuck Lokey, the owner of Encore Records on Anderson Lane in 2011, right before the store moved downtown. Larry Kolvoord AUSTIN
               AMERICAN-STATESMAN   &ldquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

Encore Records, a record and video store that’s been operating in Austin since the Clinton administration, will close up shop at the end of September. Chuck Lokey, the owner of Encore Records on Anderson Lane in 2011, right before the store moved downtown. Larry Kolvoord AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN   &ldquo...
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