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Halloweekend in Austin: Who to See at Levitation 2022

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director It has been a busy month of shows and festivals, but I will not let that curb my excitement for Levitation this weekend! With a lineup more focused on rock and punk, Levitation offers a varied range of international artists. Set up similar to the organization of SXSW, Levitation takes place in music venues and bars throughout the Austin area. Due to the recent […]

todayOctober 28, 2022 60

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Interview with Austin Jazz Society’s Tom Van Tassel: How to Support the Local Austin Music Scene While At-Home

By Claudia RuizMusic Journalist With the rise of live streaming for entertainment, places like Austin Jazz Society provide closure for those of us who crave live music again. I had the chance to speak with the president of Austin Jazz Society, Tom van Tassel, about the future of their organization and the current state of live jazz music today. Claudia Ruiz: So Tom can you tell us what is the […]

todayNovember 20, 2020 123

People on stage are singing and dancing. The crowd is playing with a dozen balloons, which are all different colors and sizes.



By Tania ZapienMusic Journalist AUSTIN, TX— On Wednesday, Jan. 22, ACL Live at The Moody Theater hosted the third annual Hi, How Are You Day show in honor of Austin artist, Daniel Johnston. The event celebrated Johnston’s life work of music and art with stellar performances by Dan Luke & The Raid, Katie Schecter, Tunde Adebimpe, White Denim, Jason Falkner with surprise guest, Spoon, and closing with none other than […]

todayFebruary 19, 2020 31

Close-up of Black Basements vocalist Lisa Taylor, performing live.


5 Unsigned Austin Bands that You Should Hear

By Bradley BarnesMusic Journalist The live music scene in Austin has been revered for decades now, with artists covering a diverse range of sounds and reaching world-wide acclaim. Legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willie Nelson have called Austin their home over the years, with more recent breakthrough acts like Ghostland Observatory and Explosions in the Sky seeing critical acclaim. For every big act, though, there are dozens of […]

todayOctober 22, 2019 1011

Two guys on stage, one with curly dark hair playing guitar and singing, the other with straight light hair singing and playing the synth.


Grapetooth Concert Review

By Madisen GummerMusic Journalist The full moon of Saturday, June 15, ushered in one of the greatest nights of revelry this summer, thanks to Grapetooth and their opening acts. Fanclub welcomed the crowd into Barracuda with their calm and smudged indie melodies. I had never heard of them before but I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the native Austin band. Some of my new favorite songs from […]

todayJune 17, 2019 44

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst performing with their guitars, blue and red lights in the background.


Better Oblivion Community Center Concert Review

By Madisen Gummer Music Journalist Tuesday, April 9, indie-folk music fans from all over the Austin area packed into Stubb’s Amphitheater for the feel-good show they needed to get through the rest of the week. Christian Lee Hutson gently captivated everyone with his acoustic set and interludes of dry comedic anecdotes. His latest single “Northsiders,” which was produced by one of the members of the headlining band, Phoebe Bridgers, was […]

todayApril 11, 2019 63

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White Denim: Side Effects Album Review

By Neil Manning Music Journalist Artist: White Denim Album: Side Effects Release Date: March 29, 2019 White Denim, a band based out of Austin, recently released  their second album within a year’s time. Side Effects was released only seven months after Performance. Both albums are about 30 minutes in length, and feature nine total tracks. Side Effects has a mix of different genres like most of White Denim’s discography. Impressive […]

todayApril 10, 2019 13

A band lined up on the stage with pink lights. Two women are singing.


SMiiLE’s Valentine’s Bash

By Claire Barker Music Journalist Leading up to Valentine's Day, the world is high on capitalist love schemes. Hot reds, bright pinks, and materialized romance. The day after Valentine's Day is a liminal space. It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing. After all the love is gone, what’s next? This year, instead of moping around in the post-cupid wreckage, I found myself at Swan Dive for SMiiLE's […]

todayMarch 1, 2019 24


Stroll Through Heartbreak Paradise with The Cuckoos

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist Austin based psych-funk outfit The Cuckoos are released their first single of 2018, “Heartbreak Paradise,” on February 14. The Valentine’s Day release of their new single will be followed by a self-produced music video of “Heartbreak Paradise” that is set to drop on March 1. This will be the first single released from their upcoming full length album that is on track be released […]

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