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  • More SXSW Music Photo Highlights 2019

    Denise Enriquez

  • Brad Paisley Concert Photos Houston Rodeo

    by Brent Webb

  • SXSW Photos Rachael Ray Feedback House

    jerri starbuck, john croxton photography

  • SXSW Music Photos: Rachael Ray Feedback Party 2019

    jerri starbuck, john croxton

  • Luck Reunion 2019 Photo Highlights Part 1
  • More Photo Highlights From SXSW 2019 Music Festival
  • Carlos Santana Houston Rodeo Concert Photos

    Jacob Power

  • Luck Reunion Returns March 14-2019 Spicewood, TX

    Once again, the coolest thing you will see in Austin this week (outside of SXSW) is in Spicewood, Texas at the annual shindig at Willie Nelson’s ranch and home. Although tickets are super hard to come by, we will have all the scoop and photos from the one day festival.  Luck is hosted by Willie and his family and they always put on an amazing headlining show. Lukas Nelson has been on a major trajectory this year with high-profile performances and tour (and partnership on “A Star is Born” which won best song for “Shallow” at the Academy, Golden Globes, and Grammy Awards) and will be a highlight of the festival.

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    With a combination of buzzing newcomers like Brandy Zdan, Angie McMahon and popular musicians like legend Mavis Staples, Nathaniel Rateliff, Steve Earle, Hays Carll and more-there is something for everyone and every age. There are four stages with music constantly and the coolest venue is the little chapel for intimate performances of amazing artists. There’s tons of great food and drink. Be sure to check out the weed store, the free drinks in the saloon, and the wonderful CBD caramels.

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    Check out our photos from last year’s festival here.

    Schedule:

    WORLD HEADQUARTERS STAGE

    Willie Nelson & Family

    Steve Earle & The Dukes

    Shakey Graves

    Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

    The Marcus King Band

    Matthew Logan Vasquez

    Illuminati Hotties

    Particle Kid

    Paula Nelson & Jesse Dayton

    Southwest Airlines Artist On The Rise

    SOURCES STAGE

    Mavis Staples

    Mountain Man

    Courtney Marie Andrews

    Haley Heynderickx

    Angie McMahon

    Yola

    Sunny War

    Brandy Zdan

    REVIVAL TENT

    Hayes Carll

    Strand Of Oaks

    Langhorne Slim & The Law

    Low Cut Connie

    The Nude Party

    Quaker City Nighthawks

    Thomas Csorba

    E.B. The Younger

    Logan Ledger

    CHAPEL STAGE

    Nathaniel Rateliff

    Cedric Burnside

    Nicole Atkins & Jim Sclavunos

    The Cactus Blossoms

    Dylan LeBlanc

    J.S. Ondra

    Billy Strings

    Lola Kirke

    Waylon Payne

    More details and full schedule at Luck Reunion.

    More about Luck– Beginning as an exclusive event hosted on Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas ranch, “Luck Reunion” is a movement dedicated to cultivating and spreading the culture of Luck, Texas and the evolution of our American roots. Our goal is to attract and celebrate musicians, artisans, and chefs, who like the outlaws and outliers before them, follow their dreams without compromise. By collaborating with a group of creators who share our vision, we aim to celebrate the legacies still among us, while lifting up the new crop of individuals who share a respect for those who blazed the trails before them. We are on a mission to cultivate the new, while showing honor to influence. Join us in preserving the legacy of Luck, Texas.

  • Miguel, Bishop Briggs, Cautious Clay Music Photos SXSW 2019
  • Zoe & Metric Concert Photos Austin

    Tina Berard

  • Zac Brown Concert Photos Houston Rodeo 2019

    by Jacob Power

  • SXSW 2019 Photo Highlights
  • SXSW Preview 2019 Top Bands/Music to See

    jerri starbuck

    Heading to the music fest at SXSW 2019 in Austin next week? We’re here to help you plan ahead and add these must see bands with buzz to your list.

    1. Cautious Clay- The independent flute-playing soul singer.

    2)  Black Midi- Cool guitar and synth, youthful.

    3)  Jacob Allen/Puma Blue- Very cool UK jazz artist.

    4) Wycleaf Jean- Although not a newcomer, it’s a treat anytime you can see this music legend.

    5) Japanese Breakfast- She wowed at ACL Fest last year, Korean American indie/pop.

    6) Ferris & Sylvester- Cute duo with 60’s vibe from New York City.

    7) Dossey- Local Austin poppy, super fun, electric 80′ s pop track.

    8)  Black Pumas- Local Austin musician. Smooth and soulful.

    9) Sir Sly- Buzzing indie rock band from L.A.

     

    10) Mr. Kitty- Another Austin local Forrest LaMaire electronica and dark.

     

    11) Fontaines DC- Very cool Dublin post-punk band.

     

    12) Pink Sweat$- Philly producer, singer-songwriter rising R&B artist.

    13) Indoor Pets- British dirty pop music band.

     

    14) Mahalia- Soulful UK singer-songwriter and actress.

    15) Sports Team-Indie buzz UK band.

    Check out our post with all the party and showcase posters of the MUST SEE MUSIC AT SXSW 2019 HERE.

    Visit sxsw.com for all the schedules and lineups for this year’s festival March 8- 17 in Austin Texas!

     

  • SXSW 2019 Top Parties & Events Posters
  • Austin Film Society 2019 Texas Film Awards Photos

    The 20th anniversary of the hilarious comedy Office Space came to Austin’s Paramount Theater with the cast and crew including Mike Judge, Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, David Herman, Ajay Naidu (2019 Office Space Star of Texas Award Honorees), Richard Linklater (AFS Founder & Artistic Director); Rebecca Campbell (AFS CEO); Holly Herrick (AFS Head of Film & Creative Media). Moderated by Variety’s Steven Gaydos.

    Thursday night was the annual Austin Film Society Texas Film Awards held at AFS in Austin to honor several people: 2019 Honorees Brooklyn Decker (Rising Star Award); John Lee Hancock; Mike Judge, Gary Cole, David Herman & Ajay Naidu (Star of Texas Award – 20th Anniversary of Office Space); Kathy Bates & June Diane Raphael (Presenters); Marc Maron & Lynn Shelton (MC’s); Richard Linklater (AFS Founder & Artistic Director); Rebecca Campbell (AFS CEO); Holly Herrick (AFS Head of Film & Creative Media); Janet Pierson, Jackson Rathbone, Yen Tan, Kat Candler.

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    About Austin Film Society

    Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international, and art house films annually at the AFS Cinema; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse media makers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. To learn more about the AFS Cinema or about Austin Film Society’s mission visit http://www.austinfilm.org style.

    About the Texas Film Awards

    The Texas Film Hall of Fame—founded by Evan Smith and Louis Black in 2001—honors those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Texas film and creative media industry. Now in its 19th year, the Texas Film Awards brings together legends of cinema and television and inducts industry icons into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the unforgettable evening benefit the artistic and educational programs of the Austin Film Society, a 501c3 nonprofit. 2019 event sponsors include The Line Hotel Austin, H-E-B, SXSW, Echelon, Richard’s Rainwater, Panacea Collective, and Brandi Cowley. Media sponsors include Texas Monthly and The Austin Chronicle.

     

  • Solange Debuts New Album & Film “When I Get Home”

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    What a stellar and unique way to market herself and her new album. She started with a multi-locale listening party for the music and film all around Houston, her hometown for her new album “When I Get Home”. A special event happened all across Houston’s Third Ward on March 3rd celebrating the album and film release at Shape Community Center- 9 different locations in all. The 3rd ward is special as it’s where she is from- her home- and where she created the album. Then she did an intimate interview with at Community Center where she talked openly and candidly about life, music, black cowboys, heartbreak, and her love of ‘home’ in Houston, with a few swear words mixed in. The night concluded with a reception at Okra Charity Saloon.

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    The album itself is soulful, and sexy, as you would expect with a joy she said she has worked hard on over the last couple years. She expressed her connection and desire to focus on black cowboys and joked about how growing up everyone thought she rode a horse to school because she’s from Texas! She told stories of going to church camp as a young girl and how usually it’s church kids that ‘get lit’. We don’t think it was a coincidence that she released this in Black History month. In an interview Solange said it was recorded in locations including New Orleans, Jamaica, and California’s Topanga Canyon. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” she said of the album. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.”

    The album has a number of cool collaborations from Tyler, the Creator, Chassol, Playboi Carti, Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, Devin the Dude, The-Dream, and more. It also features samples from Third Ward’s own Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, poet Pat Parker, and Scarface. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles has released an interdisciplinary performance art film for her new album When I Get Home via Saint Records / Columbia and Apple Music. The film is an exploration of origin, asking the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution. The artist returned to Third Ward Houston to answer this. The film is available exclusively via Apple Music today. Watch the film for When I Get Home here .

    The film was directed and edited by Solange Knowles with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori. Additional work courtesy of Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt.

    Solange once again shows us she is a true artist, not just a singer or musician, living in a shadow of big sister Beyonce. She is thoughtful, purposeful, and inspiring.

    More details can be found here

     

  • The Annual Austin Music Awards Photos at ACL Live

    by Diego Donamaria

    2019 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS:

    BEST MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR — Shakey Graves

    BEST AUSTIN BAND — Shinyribs

    BEST NEW AUSTIN BAND — Black Pumas

    BEST SONG OF THE YEAR — Black Pumas, “Black Moon Rising”

    BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR — Bob Schneider, Blood and Bones (Shockorama)

    BEST NONE-OF-THE-ABOVE — Bob Schneider & The Moonlight Orchestra

    BEST ROCK — Bob Schneider

    BEST MALE VOCALIST — Bob Schneider

    BEST SONGWRITER — Bob Schneider

    BEST AVANT GARDE/EXPERIMENTAL — The Octopus Project

    BEST BLUES/SOUL/FUNK — Guy Forsyth

    BEST MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENT — Guy Forsyth (Harmonica)

    BEST COUNTRY — Willie Nelson

    BEST ELECTRONIC — Ghostland Observatory

    BEST FOLK/BLUEGRASS — Wood & Wire

    BEST HIP-HOP/RAP — Magna Carda

    BEST JAZZ — White Ghost Shivers

    BEST LATIN — Gina Chavez

    BEST FEMALE VOCALIST — Gina Chavez

    BEST METAL — Black Heart Saints

    BEST PUNK — Sailor Poon

    BEST WORLD MUSIC — Grupo Massa

    BEST BASS — Roscoe Beck

    BEST DRUMS/PERCUSSION — Brannen Temple

    BEST GUITAR — Jackie Venson

    BEST HORNS — Grupo Horns

    BEST KEYBOARDS — Emily Gimble

    BEST STRINGS — Carrie Rodriguez

    BEST RADIO STATION — KUTX

    AUSTIN MUSIC HALL OF FAME — Ruthie Foster

    TOWNES VAN ZANDT SONGWRITING AWARD — Alejandro Escovedo

    MARGARET MOSER WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARD — Dianne Scott

  • The 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards Red Carpet Photos
  • Cirque Du Soleil Corteo Photos Austin Texas

    Denise Enriquez

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch Review
    by Tina Berard
    As you enter the Zach Theatre for an evening with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, you realize that you are in for something a bit out of the ordinary. Guests are donning boas, wigs and knee-high boots while a lounge singer croons and a gallery of women and men in drag line the walls. “This is going to be fun!” is my first thought.
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    After a glass of wine and chit-chat we are escorted to our seats and a bit confused as to why the set was that of the popular children’s book, Goodnight Moon. We were soon to discover that elements of that juvenile scene were morphed into hilarious visuals for Hedwig, played by Daniel Rowan. And speaking of visuals, the costumes that Hedwig wore were very entertaining and colorful throughout the show. The legs on Hedwig were beyond compare! WOW!
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is based on the life of Hedwig, an East German boy who underwent a botched sex-change operation. Hedwig tells us of her sad and lonely upbringing, her stern mother, and how a marriage to a man brings her to the United States. As a child she loved music and became a rock singer in America among other occupations that forced her to sell her body.
    Part of what makes this special is that it’s a cast of only two! Hedwig is accompanied by her band The Angry Inch and her current husband Yitzhak, played by Leslie McDonel, throughout the show. As Hedwig maneuvers through heartbreak and the promise of stardom, she performs wild tunes and dance moves that are sure to stir up a variety of emotions. One of the pleasant surprises of the night was the amazing voice of Yitzhak. The songs he/she sung and beauty of his/her voice were beyond compare during the show.

    The show was rather short with no intermission but packed with hilarity and raw emotion. The actors left it all on the stage and put their whole selves into their roles. By the end of the show you feel the message of struggle, hope, and growth very intimately. This production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is one of many since it’s 1998 debut and the first Broadway appearance in 2014. It’s strong, fun and poignant and I highly recommend seeing it before it leaves Austin on March 3.

    Created by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever” says Time Magazine. Winner of two Obie Awards and four Tony Awards®, Hedwig tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess . See “The Angry Inch” for a rock concert and stand-up comedy event that will inspire you.

    Band members:

    Luke Linsteadt………………….Guitar/Keys
    Chris Tondre…………………….Guitar
    Beau Moore………………………Bass
    Harrell Williams, Jr……………..Percussion

    WHAT: Hedwig and the Angry Inch directed by Dave Steakley

    WHERE: The Topfer at ZACH Theatre

    Age Recommendation: 17 and up for strong language and adult themes

    For more information and tickets visit Zach Theater

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