Amy Poehler's favorite Austin teen band has an EP on the way—here's a taste.
A day after a legendary Texas saxophonist died, a legendary Texas keyboard player has also breathed his last.
The Austin indie rockers bring some low-end—and a nod to Westeros—in the first single from their new album, Transgressor.
The occasional Austinite allegedly tore up a ridiculously large check rather than do a 35-date Led Zeppelin tour.
Buddy Holly’s trademark black-rimmed glasses were a key part of his public persona. But he was too blind to see it that way at first.
Either somebody photoshopped a fancy fake internal document, or somebody spilled the beans early.
The outlaw country all-star is finally embracing the genre of his dreams—and bluegrass seems to be embracing him back.
As the surf-pop quartet ready their first album, they drop a new track and a lot of Texas music knowledge in the form of a Spotify playlist.
Does this mean that the Live Music Capitol is finally all grown up?
The new, but enduring, Texas music tradition experiences some growing pains in Year Thirteen as it attempts to reflect the interests of music in 2014.
. . . which were formerly owned by Waylon Jennings. Do you want them?
Houstonian Kat Edmonson shaped her airy and elastic sound in Austin coffee shops before moving to New York. Her first major label record, “The Big Picture,” comes out September 30.
The former Led Zeppelin frontman adds "former Texan" to his resume.
The Grammy-nominated blueswoman is back with a poppy lament on misunderstood love.
The wizened songwriter says "it's a good time to put it out" of his song about capturing Nashville.
The El Paso indie rockers bring their ringing guitars to a room stuffed with balloons.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer celebrates ten years at the Lucky Lounge tonight in Austin.
The "Live Music Capital of the World" is also a live music venue cemetery. The University of Texas-area bar Hole in the Wall is an exception.
The Texas troubadour pays tribute to Jackson Browne with a soulful take on one of Browne's biggest hits.
Can you think of a better way to spend your Monday?
How Johnny Gimble became one of the greatest fiddlers of all time—and showed me and my son a thing or two about playing music.
Mother! Tell your children to enjoy our local bars and restaurants!
The Grammy Award-winner reflects on the blues musician that still inspires him today.
The story of the man who was turned to steel in the great magnetic wheel with big, meaty guitar riffs, thumping drums and—a funky horn section?
After these three random dudes at the store had their impromptu jam session captured by a passerby, the Internet is waiting to see what'll come next.
The longtime Austinite has a new hometown and some trouble on his mind.
What is it that we expect from our female pop stars?
Willie, who turns 81 today, proves that age is just a number.
Rhett Miller swears, gets high, and tells the truth about himself on the most personal Old 97's record to date.
The 2013 Grammy nominee returns with a new song that laments the fact that artists have to be tortured all the time.
A tour of the city’s rich musical legacy (and some two-stepping).
Sixteen photographs of some of the cooler moments of Austin history, as taken by Scott Newton, the longtime official photographer of “Austin City Limits.”
The band Gungor is using the festival to broaden its fan base outside the churches where it made its name. Can it escape the stigma of Christian rock without alienating its devoted followers?
Taco Land, the beloved punk rock dive in San Antonio, closed its doors in 2005 when owner Ram Ayala was shot and killed inside his own club. Now, the space has been renovated and reopened by a new owner—but just how much the new Tacoland resembles the old is up for debate.
The Austin band preps its debut album with a bluesy, groove-heavy bit of heartache.
In 1978 Punk magazine sent photographer Roberta Bayley to Texas to chronicle the band’s tour through the South. Her photos of the two Texas shows capture the surreal collision of two radically different cultures.
Somehow I lived in Texas more than twenty years without seeing Willie Nelson. This had to end.
Tom Wilson, a Harvard-educated Republican from Waco who helped launch the careers of Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Lou Reed, and a few other musicians you might have heard of.
The Austin-based musician has spent time playing with Shearwater and the Low Lows, and he's paired one of the prettier tracks on his forthcoming solo debut with this creepy, fascinating video.
The "Greatest Living Texan" candidate surprised fans by releasing a fourteen-track self-titled album on iTunes at midnight. Even more impressive: The album purchase also includes an eighteen-part collection of new music videos.
What to see, hear, read, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
If you like your country twang with a whole lot of rock and roll to it, give a listen to the new song from the this quintet's forthcoming album.
The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?
The new book "Houston Rap," makes it clear that by the time the city's rap scene began attracting national attention, its roots were already strong.
Howard Rains on his quest to bring back an old-time style of Texas fiddling that was popular between the Civil War and World War II.
It's already two days into SXSW Music. It's crowded. The schedule app is overwhelming. But the festival is what you make of it. 13 personal rules from Texas Monthly Senior Editor Jason Cohen, whose first SXSW was in 1991
UPDATE: The Hudspeth County Sheriff's department bites back at Fiona Apple's public comments about her Sierra Blanca bust.
Will the eye injury he says he suffered as a bystander in Drake and Chris Brown's alleged New York nightclub brawl stop him from playing for France?
The Mavericks star hopped onstage with the alt-country band during their concert in Grand Prairie, tambourine in hand and a big smile on his face.