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Austin360 On The Record: William Clark Green, Ben Ballinger, more
 William Clark Green. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN OUT THIS WEEK William Clark Green, “Hebert Island.”
             Following 2015’s acclaimed “Ringling Road” and a 2016 live album recorded at Gruene Hall, Green further establishes himself
               as one of the best contemporary Texas country-rock performers...

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William Clark Green. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN OUT THIS WEEK William Clark Green, “Hebert Island.” Following 2015’s acclaimed “Ringling Road” and a 2016 live album recorded at Gruene Hall, Green further establishes himself as one of the best contemporary Texas country-rock performers...
Video premiere: Western Youth’s ‘Hangin’ On’ offers peek at upcoming debut album
 Western Youth’s “Hangin’ On” will be part of their self-titled album due out Sept. 21. Peter Blackstock/American-Statesman Austin band Western Youth has been picking up steam over the past year as they prepare for next month’s release of a self-titled
            album, their first in five years. Taylor Williams...

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Western Youth’s “Hangin’ On” will be part of their self-titled album due out Sept. 21. Peter Blackstock/American-Statesman Austin band Western Youth has been picking up steam over the past year as they prepare for next month’s release of a self-titled album, their first in five years. Taylor Williams...
This week’s music picks: Blues on the Green finale, Ben Ballinger
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwvCEWWWt7Q&w=640&h=390] Wednesday: 
               Blues on the Green with Oh Hellos, Bidi Bidi Banda at Zilker Park.
             Have we already reached the end of the road for this year’s Blues on the Green run? The popular KGSR-sponsored series, which
            draws thousands to...

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwvCEWWWt7Q&w=640&h=390] Wednesday: Blues on the Green with Oh Hellos, Bidi Bidi Banda at Zilker Park. Have we already reached the end of the road for this year’s Blues on the Green run? The popular KGSR-sponsored series, which draws thousands to...
Song premiere: Hear Ian Moore cover Doug Sahm’s ‘At the Crossroads’
 Ian Moore plays Antone’s this weekend to celebrate his 50th birthday. Contributed/Curtis W. Millard When Ian Moore turns 50 next week in his adopted home of Seattle, he’ll be at the major-league ballpark Safeco Field for a
            big Pearl Jam show there. But before the big five-oh hits, he’s made a trip back to his...

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Ian Moore plays Antone’s this weekend to celebrate his 50th birthday. Contributed/Curtis W. Millard When Ian Moore turns 50 next week in his adopted home of Seattle, he’ll be at the major-league ballpark Safeco Field for a big Pearl Jam show there. But before the big five-oh hits, he’s made a trip back to his...
Austin360 On The Record: Kevin Galloway, ‘Blaze’ soundtrack news, more
 Kevin Galloway celebrates the release of “The Change” on Friday at 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records and 9:30 p.m. at the Continental
               Club. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN OUT THIS WEEK Kevin Galloway, “The Change” (Nine Mile). Our Austin360 Artist of the Month for August, Galloway is releasing his...

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Kevin Galloway celebrates the release of “The Change” on Friday at 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records and 9:30 p.m. at the Continental Club. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN OUT THIS WEEK Kevin Galloway, “The Change” (Nine Mile). Our Austin360 Artist of the Month for August, Galloway is releasing his...
The Voice: Kevin Galloway sings a sweet new tune beyond Uncle Lucius
 Written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher in the early 1970s, “You Are So Beautiful” is an extraordinarily simple song that relies heavily on the power and emotion of a great singer. The legendary Joe Cocker was perfect for it: His top-5 version in 1975 became one of his signature songs. So if you’re going to record &ldquo...

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Written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher in the early 1970s, “You Are So Beautiful” is an extraordinarily simple song that relies heavily on the power and emotion of a great singer. The legendary Joe Cocker was perfect for it: His top-5 version in 1975 became one of his signature songs. So if you’re going to record &ldquo...
Drive-By Truckers will park it for two nights at Scoot Inn this fall
 Patterson Hood, left, and Mike Cooley will bring the Drive-By Truckers to Scoot Inn on Nov. 16-17. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
               2008 There’s no new record coming from acclaimed rockers Drive-By Truckers this fall, but there is an old one — and they’re celebrating
            with a slew of tour dates that...

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Patterson Hood, left, and Mike Cooley will bring the Drive-By Truckers to Scoot Inn on Nov. 16-17. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2008 There’s no new record coming from acclaimed rockers Drive-By Truckers this fall, but there is an old one — and they’re celebrating with a slew of tour dates that...
Album premiere: Hear Jeremy Nail’s new ‘Live Oak’ in its entirety
 Jeremy Nail’s new album, “Live Oak,” is due out Aug. 17. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016 When we last visited with Austin singer-songwriter Jeremy Nail, it was to discuss his 2016 album “My Mountain,” which partly
            chronicled Nail’s loss of a leg from a rare form of cancer. With the help...

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Jeremy Nail’s new album, “Live Oak,” is due out Aug. 17. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016 When we last visited with Austin singer-songwriter Jeremy Nail, it was to discuss his 2016 album “My Mountain,” which partly chronicled Nail’s loss of a leg from a rare form of cancer. With the help...
A Texas expat looks at 50: Ian Moore comes home for milestone birthday
 Known to Austin music fans since his teenage years playing the clubs here, Ian Moore had an attention-getting stint in Joe Ely’s band that helped lead to his own record deal with Capricorn in the early 1990s. Since then, he’s released nearly a dozen albums and several EPs, including the new “Toronto” on Last Chance...

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Known to Austin music fans since his teenage years playing the clubs here, Ian Moore had an attention-getting stint in Joe Ely’s band that helped lead to his own record deal with Capricorn in the early 1990s. Since then, he’s released nearly a dozen albums and several EPs, including the new “Toronto” on Last Chance...
Can I buy an S? Shinyribs set for Swan Songs Serenade
 Shinyribs will play this year’s Swan Songs Serenade on Oct. 17. Scott Newton/KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits One of Austin’s biggest bands teams up with one of the city’s most distinctive charity organizations this fall, when Shinyribs
            plays the annual Swan Songs Serenade on Oct. 17 at Riverbend Centre for the Arts...

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Shinyribs will play this year’s Swan Songs Serenade on Oct. 17. Scott Newton/KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits One of Austin’s biggest bands teams up with one of the city’s most distinctive charity organizations this fall, when Shinyribs plays the annual Swan Songs Serenade on Oct. 17 at Riverbend Centre for the Arts...
This week’s music picks: Sound & Cinema, Imagine Dragons, more
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rC51YZP360&w=640&h=390] Wednesday: 
               Sound & Cinema with Go Fever and “Mean Girls” at Long Center Lawn.
             The next-to-last installment of this popular music-and-film summer series features the best band of the bunch. Go Fever,
            fronted by...

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rC51YZP360&w=640&h=390] Wednesday: Sound & Cinema with Go Fever and “Mean Girls” at Long Center Lawn. The next-to-last installment of this popular music-and-film summer series features the best band of the bunch. Go Fever, fronted by...
Austin360 On The Record: Israel Nash hits new heights on ‘Lifted’
 Israel Nash celebrates the release of “Lifted” on Friday at Scoot Inn. Contributed/Rett Rogers OUT THIS WEEK Israel Nash, “Lifted” (Desert Folklore/Thirty Tigers). Communing with music and nature on his compound in Dripping Springs since moving from New York in 2011, Nash plays psychedelic
            folk-rock that...

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Israel Nash celebrates the release of “Lifted” on Friday at Scoot Inn. Contributed/Rett Rogers OUT THIS WEEK Israel Nash, “Lifted” (Desert Folklore/Thirty Tigers). Communing with music and nature on his compound in Dripping Springs since moving from New York in 2011, Nash plays psychedelic folk-rock that...
Sam Smith has the voice and the songs, but his stage has serious stage presence
 Sam Smith performs at the Erwin Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman Judging from the occasional waves of euphoric screaming as well as the frequent singing along throughout Sam Smith’s concert
            Saturday night at the Erwin Center, it was clear that his fans love the English singer&rsquo...

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Sam Smith performs at the Erwin Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman Judging from the occasional waves of euphoric screaming as well as the frequent singing along throughout Sam Smith’s concert Saturday night at the Erwin Center, it was clear that his fans love the English singer&rsquo...
This week’s music picks: Suffers, BJ Barham, Hot Summer Nights
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DezOqPo8Y0k&w=640&h=390] Monday: The Suffers at Waterloo Records. With an intro by rapper Paul Wall, a smoky interlude featuring Bun B. and the gut-wrenching track “After the Storm,” which
            uses slow burning love as a salve for any residual ache from Hurricane Harvey,...

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DezOqPo8Y0k&w=640&h=390] Monday: The Suffers at Waterloo Records. With an intro by rapper Paul Wall, a smoky interlude featuring Bun B. and the gut-wrenching track “After the Storm,” which uses slow burning love as a salve for any residual ache from Hurricane Harvey,...
One Night in Austin: It was a hot time in the old town last night
  We’re in the throes of many consecutive days with temperatures above 100 degrees, but live music pays no mind to the summer
            heat in Austin. From downtown and SoCo nightclubs to a campus cafe to an iconic record store to a classic beer garden, we
            found good music everywhere on a Friday night in the heart of July...

Posted: 25 days ago

We’re in the throes of many consecutive days with temperatures above 100 degrees, but live music pays no mind to the summer heat in Austin. From downtown and SoCo nightclubs to a campus cafe to an iconic record store to a classic beer garden, we found good music everywhere on a Friday night in the heart of July...
Ol’ Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain? Willie Nelson’s next album salutes Sinatra
 Willie Nelson pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on “My Way,” due out in September. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman We gave a heads-up about it 
            in our Fourth of July Picnic coverage, but now more details are available about “My Way,” Willie Nelson’s next album, due Sept. 14 on Legacy Recordings. As the...

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Willie Nelson pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on “My Way,” due out in September. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman We gave a heads-up about it in our Fourth of July Picnic coverage, but now more details are available about “My Way,” Willie Nelson’s next album, due Sept. 14 on Legacy Recordings. As the...
Austin360 On The Record: Belle Sounds, Ume, Cody Canada
 Andre Moran and Noelle Hampton of the Belle Sounds. Contributed/Barbara FG Photography OUT THIS WEEK Belle Sounds, “The Sea Within.” Centered around singer-songwriter Noelle Hampton and guitarist Andre Moran, the Belle Sounds have become one of Austin’s
            best pop bands since forming five years ago. “The...

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Andre Moran and Noelle Hampton of the Belle Sounds. Contributed/Barbara FG Photography OUT THIS WEEK Belle Sounds, “The Sea Within.” Centered around singer-songwriter Noelle Hampton and guitarist Andre Moran, the Belle Sounds have become one of Austin’s best pop bands since forming five years ago. “The...
Sam Smith and free Hot Summer Nights among this week’s top music picks
 OUR TOP PICKS Friday-Thursday: Dan Stuart’s Tour of Austin. As leader of 1980s L.A. rock band Green on Red, Stuart played frequently in Austin and even lived here for a short while. He’s called Mexico home for the past eight years, but while visiting family in Tucson this summer, he carved out a week for a “tour of Austin&rdquo...

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OUR TOP PICKS Friday-Thursday: Dan Stuart’s Tour of Austin. As leader of 1980s L.A. rock band Green on Red, Stuart played frequently in Austin and even lived here for a short while. He’s called Mexico home for the past eight years, but while visiting family in Tucson this summer, he carved out a week for a “tour of Austin&rdquo...
Songwriter Dan Stuart, back from Mexico, embarks on a ‘tour of Austin’
 It’s the endless cycle of the musician’s lifestyle: Make a record in the studio, get it pressed up and released, then go on tour. That’s what Mexico City singer-songwriter Dan Stuart is doing over the next week, with one catch: He’s not touring the world. Or the country. He’s touring Austin. From Friday to the...

Posted: 28 days ago

It’s the endless cycle of the musician’s lifestyle: Make a record in the studio, get it pressed up and released, then go on tour. That’s what Mexico City singer-songwriter Dan Stuart is doing over the next week, with one catch: He’s not touring the world. Or the country. He’s touring Austin. From Friday to the...
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