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Peter Mongillo

Music Writer

Peter Mongillo is the music writer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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Aaron Behrens is no stranger to ACL Fest — his duo Ghostland Observatory has had thousands dancing in the park before. This year, he debuts new project Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll.

Your guide to more Austin at ACL Fest

With two weekends for the first time, there will be more Austin music in the Austin City Limits Music Festival than ever before. Some bands — including Divine Fits, Okkervil River, the Black Angels, the Bright Light Social Hour and Court Yard Hounds — are performing both weekends. But with ...

Bobby Garza, general manager for Transmission Events, poses with the bear at the Mohawk.

From City Hall to center stage, Transmission manager knows how to get things moving

Bobby Garza, the recently named general manager for Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov. 8-10) organizers Transmission Events, worked for City Council Member Mike Martinez for seven years. That doesn’t mean he comes to his job helping to run an ever-growing music fest and events company without knowing about the world ...

Emily Stengel, the event services manager for the Austin City Limits Festival, is responsible for the festival’s green initiatives.

Events manager helps keep it clean during the behemoth ACL Festival

As the events services manager for ACL Festival organizers C3 Presents since 2010, Emily Stengel (who also co-founded the Hope Farmers Market), oversees the front-of-house experience, which means that she does just about everything except get on stage and sing. Stengel’s responsibilities include managing volunteers, coordinating with nonprofit organizations, running ...

Rockin’ Around the Clock for the Cause

An hour-by-hour sampler of free music during the day. Donation jars will be present and active. See the full schedule at www.myhaam.org. 6 a.m. John Pointer at Whole Foods (main location at Sixth Street and Lamar Boulevard) 7 a.m. Sarah Pierce at Whole Foods (main) 8 a.m. Shawn Matthews at ...

HAAM Benefit Day: Some picks

Donation jars will be present and active. See the full schedule at www.myhaam.org. Various artists at Whole Foods Market. The day begins at at 6 a.m. with performances from John Pointer, Sarah Pierce, Emily Bell and the Paula Nelson Band. Lunch will feature sets from the Derailers (noon) and Shinyribs ...

Weekend music picks: Ra Ra Riot, The Rides, Josh Rouse

Listen to artists playing around town in our This Weekend in Austin Spotify playlist updated weekly.  Friday Ra Ra Riot at Emo’s East. Electronic dance pop group Ra Ra Riot, who formed at school in Syracuse, recently released its third album, “Beta Love,” which combines Prince-ly pop with touches of indie ...

Deborah Harry and Blondie will play Thursday at Stubb’s with opening act X.

Best of the week: Music, Sept. 20-26

FridayRa Ra Riot at Emo’s East. Electronic dance pop group Ra Ra Riot, who formed at school in Syracuse, recently released its third album, “Beta Love,” which combines Prince-ly pop with touches of indie rock and strings. With Caveman. 8 p.m. $18. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com.Also playing: Between the ...

Weekend music picks: Austra, Lucinda Williams, Hanson

Listen to artists playing around town in our This Weekend in Austin Spotify playlist, updated weekly.  Friday Austra at Mohawk. Canadian electronic pop group led by Katie Stelmanis, who guides the group’s dreamy, sometimes bleak beats with a voice to match. With Diana. 8 p.m. $14. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. ...

Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 play Wendesday at Austin360 Amphitheater.

Best of the week: Music, Sept. 13-19

FridayAustra at Mohawk. Canadian electronic pop group led by Katie Stelmanis, who guides the group’s dreamy, sometimes bleak beats with a voice to match. With Diana. 8 p.m. $14. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.Also playing: Tegan and Sara with What’s Eating Gilbert at Stubb’s (sold-out); East Cameron Folkcore, Clyde and ...

George Strait will return Jan. 10 to the Erwin Center as part of his farewell tour.

Mongillo: Reckless Kelly hit the road with 'Long Night Moon'

When Willy Braun of Austin-based country rock band Reckless Kelly was writing the songs that would appear on the group’s new album, he noticed a theme developing — all were about being on the road. The 12 songs, a mellow collection about wandering, leaving and going home, would become “Long ...

 
 

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