Friday, June 28, 2013

Top 5 shows this weekend: Red White & Blue Ball, Adi Fest, Hard Proof, Quiet Company

Local music reigns this weekend in our first preview of the summer. Besides the fun and relaxed Red, White and Blue Ball Saturday featuring a ton of great bands there are a few good shows Friday to consider. Veteran Austin music writer, pr guy, promoter and all around nice guy Adi Anand celebrates his birthday with a rare show by All My Friends, an LCD Soundsystem tribute band. Hard Proof returns to Hotel Vegas for a night of funky Afrobeat and Quiet Company headline an all-star local lineup at the ND that includes Examiner favorite... continue reading at

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weekend music preview: 5 Austin shows you should know about...and see live

Even though summer does not officially begin until June 20, considering the temperatures and plethora of hot shows coming up we are going to go ahead and call it summer in Austin now. See our list to learn about five live music performances you should know about this weekend. Ok, so the shows actually start tonight (Wednesday) but there is a little something for everyone; Jamaicanmusic, Alt-country, Latin and electronic sounds are all represented in our preview. We even got the scoop on a special guest at Friday's Austin Music Volume 12 CD release... continue reading at

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Live music review: A sublime Michael Kiwanuka Austin City Limits TV taping

Monday evening at ACL Live at The Moody Theater Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona appeared more excited about introducing the artist than he usually is. The performer, Michael Kiwanuka made a splash at SXSW last March for good reason. The Ugandan born Englishman is a natural singer-songwriter who has an incredible voice. He is also skilled at guitar, as his performance Monday evening proved. Lickona admitted to recently... Continue reading at

Monday, June 10, 2013

Los Amigos Invisibles bring Venezuelan Latin electro-dance-acid-jazz fusion to Austin

Jose Luis Pardo (aka DJ Afro) after Los Amigos Invisibles set at The Belmont
When Los Amigos Invisibles’ Jose Luis Pardo (aka DJ Afro) talks about visiting Austin he claims it is one of the few spots in the country where music fans are open to hearing new sounds.  Venezuela’s Grammy-winning act certainly qualifies as far as unique sounds go. 

The band was given a boost by... Continue reading at MSN Music

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Avett Brothers impress in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Since selling out 5,600-seat Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas, last year The Avett Brothers have been busy playing larger venues on their epic current tour which kicked off last February. On Friday evening, the folk-rock act returned to Central Texas with an impressive supporting lineup at the Austin360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of Americas Raceway. Set list rarities, “Stand By Me” and traditional cover “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” were played to the delight of their faithful fans, some of whom traveled from out of state to attend the show. The fans' eager anticipation of The Avetts was... Continue reading at MSN Music