ACL at Dusk (Photo Credit - Charles Reagan Hackleman)

October Surprises | ACL Fest Weekend 2

by Daniel Ramirez on October 11, 2018

It’s important, when crafting the ultimate playlist, to follow some rules. Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” and its subsequent film (and forthcoming series!) get close to a definitive set. “You gotta kick off with a killer,...

Photo Credit: Charles Reagan Hackleman

Your Austin City Limits Music Festival Cheat Sheet (Weekend One)

by Daniel Ramirez on October 2, 2018

(Photo Credit: Charles Reagan Hackleman) It is almost time. The stages are set up and the park has been sealed. Supplies are purchased and lineup changes made on the fly. Everything is ready for a...

Music Monday (Thursday Edition) | Langhorne Slim at Antone’s

by Daniel Ramirez on July 19, 2018

In Austin and most of Texas (particularly Marfa), you wouldn't think much of him to see him walking on the street. Brimmed hat, well-worn t-shirt and jeans, he might as well be a local. He...

Music Monday | The Honest Truth by Langhorne Slim

by Daniel Ramirez on July 9, 2018

It's almost like he should live in Austin, with that lonesome, quietly defiant sound of his. It's almost like the tunes fit every facet of Austin, from the country soul that haunts places like Donn's...

Music Monday | The Evolution of Sarah Sharp

by Daniel Ramirez on June 11, 2018

Hidden beneath the marquee-lit moniker of "Live Music Capital of the World," there is a powerful undercurrent. With so many talented musicians calling the same place home, it's inevitable that, in addition to the singer/songwriters...

Music Monday | Putting the Heart in Heartless

by Daniel Ramirez on May 28, 2018

Erika Wennerstrom's voice is like coming home to anyone who has lived in Austin for any length of time over the past decade. Darlings of indie radio, music venues of all sizes in town, and...

SXSW Film – A ‘Ready’ Red Carpet

by Daniel Ramirez on March 29, 2018

The most incredible benchmark for SXSW, in any facet, must surely be that, in 2018, a major movie studio brought a world premiere to the Paramount Theater. In essence, the story was coming home, as...

Austin Music Awards 2018 – Honoring Where The Music Comes From

by Daniel Ramirez on March 27, 2018

It has every type of music imaginable. From roots rock to soul to axe-grinding metal; and it even covers ground from traditional Country and Western to ultra-modern rap. There are speeches on the future of...