Evening Under the Oaks with Michael Fracasso

The French Legation Museum is excited to host Michael Fracasso at April’s Evening Under the Oaks!

SXSW 2013 Best Performances - Stephanie's Picks

With more than 2,000 bands playing, I only caught a fraction of them, but the ones I did catch left a mark. Whether new bands or just new to you, SXSW should be not only about seeing old favorites but also about discovering new ones.

Flatstock Poster Art Preview - Nate Duval

Nate Duval is a Massachusetts poster artist whose colorful and ornamental screenprints have propelled him into a freelance career that has included show posters for mega-bands like Phish. I was able to distract Nate from his SXSW preparations long enough to find out something about the man behind the bright colors and complex patterns.

Eric Burdon's Blues & Muse Not Running Dry

Eric Burdon is not a man to mince words. Even though his guest appearance with Bruce Springsteen at last year's SXSW helped lead him to a superb new album and a return to Austin to speak and perform, "They tell me it was good," he confesses of his 2012 visit.

Churchwood: Off-Kilter but Still on the Rails

On a chilly Saturday night in February, Churchwood holds seemingly effortless sway over a packed house at the Hole in the Wall. The five men who comprise this artful, avant-blues rock quintet have collectively bagged many hours of Hole stage time over the years in multiple bands, but tonight is special.

Reivers Add a Second Story After 22-Year Hiatus

The album title Second Story could have two meanings for The Reivers: It's a second act for a beloved 1980s band that was a contender for national success. The stage curtain on the album cover hints at that, as did their retaking the name The Reivers after playing for a few recent years as Right or Happy. And, maybe, after building a foundation and first floor of musical achievements from 1984 to 1991, the title implies how the group has constructed a new level of artistry on its first new album release since Pop Beloved over two decades ago.

The Whiskey Sisters Work Up a World-Class Sound

No reason to mince words: In just a year's time from their formation, in my view The Whiskey Sisters have risen to become this city's hottest new roots music act.

"Figaro": World Class Comedic Confusion

I have been posting reviews of the Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) on this page for three years. I am not an opera expert and do not have a lot of experience with performances outside of the Long Center.

Cat Power Mesmerizes Crowd at Moody Theater in Austin

Cat Power is on a national tour, and judging by her amazing performance Jan. 26 at the Moody Theater, this tour will get her right back where she needs to be.  

Cat Power works with some of the best known female songwriters/singers around: Tori Amos and Fiona Apple.  

The HAAM Sessions at The Driskill

On the second Thursday of every month, The Driskill Hotel will host The HAAM Sessions, featuring live music, hosted by Tje Austin, the Austin-based vocalist and songwriter who recently appeared on NBC's "The Voice."

The Good Music Club CD Release Party

Introducing the first ever The Good Music Club CD release!

In place of our monthly local music showcase, for December we are cozying up to the fire for a few of everyone’s favorite holiday treats- live music, hotdogs, and cold beer!

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