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Friends and fans of Austin bluesman Hosea Hargrove, who died last month at age 86, will gather Thursday, October 18, at the Skylark Lounge in... [Read More]
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The date for next year's Austin Music Awards is set for February 27, 2019, at ACL Live, with the initial announcement of special honorees Alejandro... [Read More]
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"What a (expletive) (expletive) week. Let's have some fun." That was Nick Sanborn's greeting to the ACL Fest crowd as North Carolina band Sylvan... [Read More]
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About the time that five of Dallas band Texas Gentlemen's six members strapped on electric guitars for a ten-minute finale in the Tito's Tent at... [Read More]
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Sprinkles of rain, modest flashes of lightning and occasional claps of thunder heralded the arrival of ACL Fest Day Two on Saturday, resulting in a... [Read More]
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"It sounds like the whole world's singing," Paul McCartney beamed as tens of thousands of Beatles fans sang along to "Hey Jude" near the end... [Read More]
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Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel has played every Austin City Limits Music Festival since day one, and the elementary-school Barton Hills Choir has... [Read More]
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Drawing an 11:15 a.m. Friday set at the Austin City Limits Music Festival can be a challenge, as early-arriving festgoers have just made it through... [Read More]
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When you buy a concert ticket in the upper deck of the Erwin Center on the far end of the arena, it's a given that... [Read More]
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It's still two weeks before Paul McCartney arrives in town for the first of two concerts in Zilker Park as part of the Austin City... [Read More]
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It's been a media-blitz week for Willie Nelson supporting his new album "My Way," a collection of songs widely associated with Frank Sinatra. After a... [Read More]
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OUT THIS WEEK Western Youth, self-titled. With the recent addition of well-traveled Austin troubadour Graham Weber to their lineup, the roots-rock band... [Read More]
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"Whatever you see tonight, I didn't rehearse it," Buddy Guy told the crowd toward the end of Monday's "Austin City Limits" taping at ACL Live.... [Read More]
Tuesday: K.D. Lang at Paramount Theatre. The Canadian singer-songwriter already was a breakout country artist when she released "Ingenue" in 1992, but that album blew... [Read More]
OUT THIS WEEK Willie Nelson, "My Way" (Legacy). There may be no artist in popular music more prolific than Nelson has been... [Read More]
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After bringing Beto O'Rourke onstage during his Fourth of July Picnic this summer, Willie Nelson is doubling down on his support of the U.S. Senate... [Read More]
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Micael Priest, whose posters were part of the iconic artwork that defined Austin's legendary music venue Armadillo World Headquarters in the 1970s, died in his... [Read More]
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Local musicians Lavelle White, Alan Haynes and the Soul Man Sam Band were honored over the weekend at the inaugural Austin Blues Society Blues Awards,... [Read More]
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Prospects for Texas beating USC this Saturday seem iffy at best after the Longhorns' narrow win over lowly Tulsa... [Read More]
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The University of Texas football team's home opener on Saturday may have been a disconcerting affair, but out on the LBJ Library lawn across from... [Read More]
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