The dude does indeed abide: Jeff Bridges & The Abiders, fronted by the Oscar-winning actor, is among the acts playing the 27th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival April 10-13 at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood.
Okayplayer, the record label and Website founded by the Roots that launched the de-regionalizing hip-hop message board community way back in 1999, announced a four-part SXSW concert series this morning.
Though she fits under the umbrella description of singer-songwriter, Danish pianist Agnes Obel is far out on the edge of that genre, sculpting ethereal soundscapes that at times float near the classical realm.
Billing itself as the biggest hip-hop event at South By Southwest in three years (#nottrue) Twenty20 Music and Films and Digi wax announced a free party at the Bat Bar today featuring rappers Twista, Freeway Problems and a mess of others.
From: Minneapolis, Minn. SXSW set: 11 p.m. Thursday, The North Door. Could share a bill with: Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg, Spank Rock About the artist: With ferocious mic skills, a wild theatrical style and attitude for days, Minneapolis rapper Lizzo has the potential to become everything we once hoped that Nicki Minaj would become — a club bangin’ female emcee who doesn’t sacrifice whip smart rhymes for auto-tuned hooks.
Morgan Kibby makes big sound look like no big deal. The Los Angeles singer will be no stranger to fans of the massive M83 — her collaboration with the French band produced arena-ready ambience like “Midnight City” and “Intro” from the album 2011 “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.”
All of George Strait's ex's live in Texas, but so do most of his fans. In his Music Machinery blog this week, Echo Nest software developer Paul Lamere compared streaming music listening preferences across the U.
Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings and Jessi Colter will perform a tribute to Waylon Jennings at the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association’s ninth annual Hall of Fame Awards Show on June 22 at ACL Live.
From: Inland Empire, California Online: Facebook SXSW sets: TBA Could share a bill with: The Cool Kids, OutKast, Devin the Dude About the band: The rap duo of Oktane and Pricetag scored a hit in 2009 with the track and accompanying video "Teach Me How to Jerk" which schooled teenagers around the world on the West Coast hip-hop dance craze Jerkin'.
Don Pitts, manager of the City of Austin Music & Entertainment division – the office that issues permits for all official and unofficial South by Southwest events –confirmed Tuesday night that a permit request for Lady Gaga to play the Doritos Stage at SXSW 2014 was denied.
After years of growth, the South by Southwest Music Festival might be beginning to contract. Though the number of festival registrants for this year is up, the number of showcasing acts is down slightly.
Chapel Hill, N.C., country-folk duo Mandolin Orange sets sweet male-female harmonies to relatively simple country-folk instrumentation, letting the songs shine without overselling them. They're at Holy Mountain for SXSW on Saturday, March 15.
Blurt Magazine and Dogfish Head Brewery's four days of unofficial SXSW parties at the Gingerman include performances by Tony Joe White, Suzanne Vega, Nicole Atkins, Basia Bulat, the Autumn Defense John Doe, Jon Langford, the Minus 5 and Baseball Project.
Free day parties Wednesday and Thursday during SXSW at two venues just west and east of downtown offer an array of rising and established acts in genres under the broad Americana umbrella: the Guitartown/Conqueroo at the Dogwood and the Billy Reid/American Songwriter Shindig at Weather Up.
The Hold Steady at the Mohawk on a Monday afternoon? Book it on March 10, as the “Reload” party catches SXSWers in transition from the interactive event to the music festival with an impressive lineup that kicks off at 5 p.
Ben Kweller, Del Castillo and James McMurtry are among the dozen acts booked for the second annual Austin360 Rock the Lot, set for Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, in the west parking lot of the Austin American-Statesman.
Following up their “Cheater’s Game” album, one of Austin’s top releases of 2013, husband-wife duo Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison recently issued a curious single: A cover of Tom T. Hall’s classic “Harper Valley P.T.A.” There’s a story behind how the couple ended up covering the tune.
The Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam returns to Round Rock’s Dell Diamond on May 11, with Roger Creager, Turnpike Troubadours, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada & the Departed, Charlie Robison, Micky & the Motorcars and Uncle Lucius joining the host band.
“We really love the work, and that’s why we do this,” Gordon Lightfoot told the crowd at ACL Live on Tuesday night near the end of a two-hour show that stretched across the Canadian songwriter’s half-century career.
More bad luck for local Passion Pit fans: The Massachusetts-based synthpop band's DJ set at the Mohawk rescheduled for tonight due to inclement weather in late January has been cancelled, yet again, due to stormy skies.
A benefit Thursday evening at Strange Brew for the family of flood victim Matt McCormack and his family features headliner Alejandro Escovedo along with guests including Bill Carter, Kacy Crowley and Patricia Vonne.
In addition to this online analysis of pay to play and the Austin hip-hop scene, we ran a story in print today that centered around how pay to play events are affecting this year's South by Southwest Music Festival.
Peter Blackstock is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman. A UT grad who grew up in Austin, he worked at the Statesman in high school and college before moving to Seattle and co-founding the alt-country magazine No Depression in the '90s.