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    “One Night in November” is the eighth installment of our monthly series in which we visit a half-dozen local music hot spots on a single evening. For our first Saturday-night outing, we stayed entirely on the south side of town, below Ben White Boulevard, and came up with ample evidence that you need not go anywhere near downtown to […]
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    The Atlantic’s video series “Saturday Night in America” is about uncovering pockets of nightlife across the nation. This episode takes place in Austin, Texas, and profiles a pedicab driver, the owner of a honky-tonk bar, and members of a band called The Octopus Project. Despite a continuous influx of new people into the city, small […]
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    Texas country artist Pat Green has made a career out of reinventing himself, it seems. From an early career gigging around Lubbock to the fame and so-called “sell-out” phase of his career that started with “Wave on Wave” in 2003, to his return to Texas country a few years ago, he’s always been able to […]
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    “We fly just under the radar.” (Article by Matthew Keever) Years ago, Kenny Pipes knocked down a few walls inside his 1,400 square-foot home in Pasadena. He had built a stage for visiting musicians in his living room but was having trouble accommodating the crowds lining up at his front door, so the walls had […]
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    Saturday night’s Austin City Limits special was a rare opportunity for music lovers. Lauryn Hill has kept a low profile in recent years, with just a single solo studio album produced to date and her 2013 single “Neurotic Society” one of only a few songs to have been released in the last decade. On Saturday […]
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    AUSTIN, Tex. — As Drake began his show on Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center here, the word “revenge” was splashed across the huge screen at the back of the stage, with virtual flames shooting off the edges of the letters. The stage was mostly dark, and he stepped out to perform “Summer Sixteen,” […]
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    In February, Mayor Steve Adler introduced the Austin Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, directing City Manager Marc Ott to examine the feasibility of a broad range ideas to address what he has called “a crisis” in Austin’s music and creative industries. Since then, the resolution has wound its way through various city departments and […]
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    Ah, Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World. There’s no shortage of places to go to catch a show; bands even play under bridges if they have to. And the city has a long heritage of music history, from all genres. The city’s relationship with country music is especially storied. Austin has played host […]
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    “That’s the thing, the way music is thought or written about now, is so much different,” explains Ben Webster, who goes under the DJ sobriquet Butcher Bear, as he takes indecisive drags off a half-lit cigarette. “When I was 13, I would go to [defunct Drag record emporium] Sound Exchange for hardcore records, or whatever. […]
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    Can techies solve the problems facing Austin music? (Article by Kevin Curtin, republished from As a child, I remember envisioning a future where humans traveled in driverless cars. I was certain then they would become the most exciting and important technological advancement ever known to man. Recently, I passed a self-driving car on Austin’s roadways. […]