Sharon Chapman

Features editor

Sharon Chapman is features editor at the Austin American-Statesman.

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Waxahatchee makes us feel — a lot — on final night of Levitation Fest
 You can’t call it a disconnect. But it was certainly an odd juxtaposition to watch couples embraced and swaying back and forth
            in reverie Sunday night at Mohawk while Waxahatchee front woman Katie Crutchfield spent a good chunk of her hour on stage
            reliving the tales of romance crashed on the rocks that fueled...

Posted: 23 days ago

You can’t call it a disconnect. But it was certainly an odd juxtaposition to watch couples embraced and swaying back and forth in reverie Sunday night at Mohawk while Waxahatchee front woman Katie Crutchfield spent a good chunk of her hour on stage reliving the tales of romance crashed on the rocks that fueled...
Ty Segall, Parquet Courts play it loud and loose as Levitation opens
 Over the past 12 months while outdoor clubs along Red River Street have enjoyed a trial period of later weekend noise curfews
            as a tactic to increase bar business, Austin city staff closely monitored noise levels in surrounding neighborhoods and kept
            a close eye on any increase in complaints of loud music. With no...

Posted: 26 days ago

Over the past 12 months while outdoor clubs along Red River Street have enjoyed a trial period of later weekend noise curfews as a tactic to increase bar business, Austin city staff closely monitored noise levels in surrounding neighborhoods and kept a close eye on any increase in complaints of loud music. With no...
Queens of the Stone Age start loud and then turn up the volume at Austin show
 For most the past 20 years Josh Homme has managed to cultivate one of the more consistent and readily identifiable sonic imprints
            in modern rock music. While he shifted creative gears with occasional side projects such as Them Crooked Vultures or a recent
            collaboration with Iggy Pop, Homme’s main gig as lead...

Posted: 27 days ago

For most the past 20 years Josh Homme has managed to cultivate one of the more consistent and readily identifiable sonic imprints in modern rock music. While he shifted creative gears with occasional side projects such as Them Crooked Vultures or a recent collaboration with Iggy Pop, Homme’s main gig as lead...
Bruno Mars and Britney Spears will play Formula 1 weekend
 It’s Britney and Bruno. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Bruno Mars performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center
               on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS) Circuit of the Americas announced Wednesday morning that
           ...

Posted: 28 days ago

It’s Britney and Bruno. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Bruno Mars performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS) Circuit of the Americas announced Wednesday morning that ...
It’s a Deal: We will follow wherever the Breeders want to go
 There’s a decent argument to be made that Kim Deal has had one of the most free range, “do what I want, when I want” careers
            in music. The Breeders perform Saturday, April 21, at Emo’s in Austin. Kyser Lough/For American-Statesman From a late ‘80s/early ‘90s string of classic records with the...

7:21 PM Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018

There’s a decent argument to be made that Kim Deal has had one of the most free range, “do what I want, when I want” careers in music. The Breeders perform Saturday, April 21, at Emo’s in Austin. Kyser Lough/For American-Statesman From a late ‘80s/early ‘90s string of classic records with the...
Rae Sremmurd delivers juicy set at SXSW Eardrummers Takeover
  Rae Sremmurd operates on only two modes: lit and extremely lit. Usually, they stick closer to the second. Closing out the
            SXSW Eardrummers Takeover at ACL Live on Friday night, which also featured their producer Mike Will Made It showcasing acts
            from his Eardrummers label, Rae Sremmurd proved they’re pop phenoms...

10:28 AM Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

Rae Sremmurd operates on only two modes: lit and extremely lit. Usually, they stick closer to the second. Closing out the SXSW Eardrummers Takeover at ACL Live on Friday night, which also featured their producer Mike Will Made It showcasing acts from his Eardrummers label, Rae Sremmurd proved they’re pop phenoms...
Bun B for governor? He’s one of Texas’ best ambassadors
 If there was such a thing as an Official Ambassador of Texas, Bun B would be it, and he made his case closing out Fader Fort
            on Wednesday night. Bun B performs at The Fader Fort during SXSW on Wednesday March 14, 2018. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Despite delays that pushed his set back by 45 minutes, he wasted no time launching...

10:20 AM Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

If there was such a thing as an Official Ambassador of Texas, Bun B would be it, and he made his case closing out Fader Fort on Wednesday night. Bun B performs at The Fader Fort during SXSW on Wednesday March 14, 2018. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Despite delays that pushed his set back by 45 minutes, he wasted no time launching...
WATCH: We could talk for hours about ‘This Is Us’
 Before the screening of the 
            season two finale of “This Is Us” at South by Southwest on Monday at the Paramount Theatre, three of the NBC hit’s TV family walked the red carpet. It’s no spoiler to reveal: They love the show as much as fans. Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack Pearson on NBC’s “This...

9:44 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Before the screening of the season two finale of “This Is Us” at South by Southwest on Monday at the Paramount Theatre, three of the NBC hit’s TV family walked the red carpet. It’s no spoiler to reveal: They love the show as much as fans. Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack Pearson on NBC’s “This...
That time the Austin Police Department (sort of) helped Batman
 The Bat-Signal shines! Batman answers the call!
             Except in Austin earlier this week, when the Austin Police Department came to Batman’s rescue. More specifically, APD paved the way for a collection of Batmobiles and Bat-cycles to arrive in time for a DC Comics Experience
            at Eighth and Red River streets, by helping...

5:59 PM Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018

The Bat-Signal shines! Batman answers the call! Except in Austin earlier this week, when the Austin Police Department came to Batman’s rescue. More specifically, APD paved the way for a collection of Batmobiles and Bat-cycles to arrive in time for a DC Comics Experience at Eighth and Red River streets, by helping...