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  • WarPlanes
    On this edition of “Music Spotlight,” we welcome the Austin-based band, The Warplanes, to the Time Warner Cable News studios. (Article by Meghan Gonzalez, republished from–meet-the-warplanes–austin-based-blues–folk–psychedelic-rock-specialists.html) The Warplanes hit the Texas music scene in 2010 with what they call “bluesy, folky, psychedelic rock.” They’ll be performing during 2nd Street Soundcheck on June 18 at 1 […]
  • AustinMusic
    By now, just about everybody has heard Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World.” And Houston’s “third coast” rap scene is a force to be reckoned with, the Fort Worth stockyards are a staple in Texas country, and Dallas has birthed nearly every kind of artist, from Demi Lovato and the Dixie Chicks […]
  • Austin
    Editor’s note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU’s documentary series Arts in Context. This unique series celebrates stories about the arts in Austin and the people who make this such a vibrant and creative city. (Article by KLRU-TV/Austin PBS, republished from More than an after-school program, the Austin Community Steelband […]
  • Austin Music Awards
    Return to Austin High might have been the most important set at the Austin Music Awards since the Big Boys shared the bill with the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the second-ever Austin prom – Thursday, March 8, 1984. Last year’s AMA centerpiece, a reunion of next-generation live music natives – Gary Clark Jr., Eve Monsees, Shakey […]
  • Carri Illinois
    Austin musician John Winsor, who played in the bands Sounds del Mar and Carry Illinois died over the weekend. He was 33. (Article by Deborah Sengupta Stith, republished from In a Facebook post, Winsor’s bandmates in Sounds del Mar said, “He had the sharpest wit, mind boggling licks, and the biggest heart we have ever […]
  • Nola Texas
    Honk!TX in Pan Am Park. With a scrappy D.I.Y. aesthetic, no amplification and over two dozen groups of fine street musicians from around the state and across the country, all of the Honk events are family-friendly and fun.But the Sunday event, which includes a parade through the streets of East Austin followed by an all-day […]
  • Ellison
    “We won the Austin music awards four years in a row,” said Kyle Ellison. (Article by Stef Manisero, republished from For 15 years, Kyle Ellison and his brother Sims performed in the Austin-based band, Pariah. ”He used to grab my hair when we would play live,” Ellison added. Moments Kyle wishes he could have back […]
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    Merle Haggard’s death on his 79th birthday Wednesday elicited many heartfelt reactions from his friends, family and the country music community at large. (Article by Jake Harris, republished from Austin singer-songwriter Bruce Robison was no different. In a video released Thursday, Robison, accompanied by his wife and frequent collaborator Kelly Willis, sings a heartfelt rendition […]
  • MichaelFracasso
    Hayes Carll, “Lovers and Leavers” (Hwy 87/Thirty Tigers). Check out our Austin360 cover story on and in Friday’s American-Statesman. In-store April 8 at Waterloo Records; also playing April 15 at Old Settler’s Music Festival. Here’s the track “The Magic Kid”: (Article by Peter Blackstock, republished from Michael Fracasso, “Here Come the Savages” (Blue Door). […]
  • At The Gates
    In Central Texas, the weekend that fell on Friday, February 12th through the 14th was filled with great shows featuring major European extreme metal bands, bands that rarely appear in North America. First, I caught Cradle of Filth(visit link) put on a spectacular show at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio. Two days later, the […]