Find fun things to doin the Austin, TX area

+ Add A Listing

Peter Blackstock

Music Writer

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.

Latest from Peter Blackstock

Friday music picks: Ray Benson & MilkDrive and the Jason Roberts Band

Ray Benson & MilkDrive and the Jason Roberts Band at Bullock Texas State History Museum. The Bullock’s “Music Under the Star” series concludes an all-too-short 2014 season that was slightly truncated this year because the Fourth of July fell on a Friday. Ray Benson has spent much of the year away ...

311 performs Tuesday at ACL Live.

Austin360 music picks: 7 nights of shows, July 25-31

FRIDAYRay Benson & MilkDrive and the Jason Roberts Band at Bullock Texas State History Museum. The Bullock’s “Music Under the Star” series concludes an all-too-short 2014 season that was slightly truncated this year because the Fourth of July fell on a Friday. Ray Benson has spent much of the year ...

Thursday music picks: Kawehi, !!!, Amanda Shires

Kawehi at Empire Patio. She’s standing on a gravel road in the middle of a cornfield, strumming a ukulele … while pressing buttons, keys and pedals to fashion a chorus of loops on her laptop. That’s the video for “Telescope,” an original song by this Hawaiian solo artist now based in ...

Watch: A grand "MacArthur Park" with Jimmy Webb on Letterman

David Letterman is hardly going gently into that good night; on the contrary, he seems driven to make the final year of his long-running CBS show something special. Monday night’s musical number was a case in point: More than two dozen musicians crowded around legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb and bandleader ...

Wednesday music picks: Dan Dyer, Adam Ahrens, Jazz Mills

Dan Dyer, Adam Ahrens and Jazz Mills at Lamberts. With two more Wednesdays of a monthlong residency remaining, this keenly curated triple bill offers a low-cost opportunity to sample an intriguing range of sophisticated local musicianship. Dyer and Mills are showcase vocalists whose styles are hard to peg: Dyer’s Facebook page ...

Kelley Mickwee, "You Used to Live Here"

On The Record: Aaron Behrens, Kelley Mickwee

IN THE NEWS Beyond Ghostland: The self-titled debut EP of Ghostland Observatory singer Aaron Behrens’ new project, the Midnight Stroll, is set for a Sept. 16 release. Behrens will do an in-store at Waterloo Records on Sept. 10 before embarking on an extensive fall tour that continues through November, with ...

Jenny Lewis will release her third solo album on July 29.

Jenny Lewis previews 'The Voyager' on NPR

It's been a long wait for fans of indie-pop singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis, whose last solo album came out in 2008. The former Rilo Kiley singer, who will perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 (Sunday of both weekends), releases her new disc "The ...

Tuesday music picks: John Legend, Sabbath Crow

John Legend at Cedar Park Center. In a musical age rife with audience fragmentation and polarized opinions, rare is the artist who can become both universally known and widely appreciated. Nine Grammys attest to R&B pop star John Legend’s combined commercial and cultural appeal, and his decade-long career as a solo ...

Monday music picks: A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Kelley Mickwee

A Sunny Day in Glasgow at Mohawk indoor. With members from Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Sydney, Australia, this alt-pop outfit comes by its name naturally. “Sea When Absent,” released last month, is the band’s fourth album but first since 2010; it’s a sonically ambitious step forward, with dense layers of noise providing ...

Sunday music picks: The Antlers and Thus Owls

The Antlers and Thus Owls at the Parish. The dreamy, atmospheric tones of these two indie bands from the Northeast make for a nice double bill on a sleepy summer Sunday. The Antlers, from Brooklyn, blend the introspective songwriting of frontman Peter Silberman with the instrumental adventurousness of Darby Cicca (bass, ...

 
 

Austin360 Videos

Latest A-List Photos

A-List: John Legend at Cedar Park Center

A-List: John Legend at Cedar Park Center, 07.22.14

A-List photos of John Legend at Cedar Park Center on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

A-List photos of Quesoff IV at the Mohawk on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

A-List: Quesoff IV at the Mohawk

A-List photos of Quesoff IV at the Mohawk on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

A-list: Hill Country Conservancy Benefit at Stubb’s, 07.17.14

A-list: Hill Country Conservancy Benefit at Stubb’s, 07.17.14

A-list photos of the Hill Country Conservancy Benefit at Stubb’s on July 17, 2014.

A-List: Cro-Mags at Red 7

A-List: Cro-Mags at Red 7, 07.12.14

A-List photos of Cro-Mags at Red 7 in Austin on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

A-List: Kiss with Def Leppard at Austin360 Amphitheater

A-List: Kiss with Def Leppard at Austin360 Amphitheater, 07.12.14

A-List photos of Kiss with Def Leppard at Austin360 Amphitheater on Saturday, July 12, 2014.