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La Santa Cecilia unveil “Strawberry Fields Forever” single supporting Migrant Workers

July 10, 2014
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La Santa Cecilia unveil “Strawberry Fields Forever” single supporting Migrant Workers

Today at the LULAC Unity Luncheon in New York, La Santa Cecilia released their new single and Spanglish take on the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever,” where they joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez as participants. A psychedelic cumbia rendition of the Beatles’ iconic ’67 single, La Santa Cecilia dedicated “Strawberry Fields Forever” to migrant agricultural...
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Fun Fun Fun Fest adds Modest Mouse, announces comedy stage

July 8, 2014
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Fun Fun Fun Fest adds Modest Mouse, announces comedy stage

Earlier today, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest called a mid-summer audible for their 2014 festival (November 7-9), swapping out Saturday’s headliner Death Cab for Cutie for seminal indie rockers Modest Mouse. Caused by a rather routine scheduling conflict, Death Cab for Cutie bailed on the 9th Fun Fun Fun, though the idiosyncratic tunes of Isaac...
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Aural Pleasure Review: How to Dress Well’s ‘What Is This Heart?’

July 7, 2014
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How to Dress Well | “What Is This Heart?”  | Domino  | **** Tom Krell cut his first record as How to Dress Well in 2010, back when he seemed to typify the burgeoning movement of indie R&B (read: white guys singing falsetto). At the time Krell and his counterparts James Blake and Justin Vernon...
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Sunday Night Sound Bite: Little Dragon: “Pretty Girls”

July 6, 2014
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Little Dragon

Formed in 1996, Swedish trip-hop/electronica quartet Little Dragon (frontwoman Yukimi Nagano plus bandmates Erik Bodin, Fredrik Källgren Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand) struck an international chord with the title track off 2011’s Ritual Union and is scheduled to play Austin’s Moody Theater August 31 in support of 2014’s Nabuma Rubberband, which takes admitted cues from...
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Home with The Armadillo: a chat with Texas country royalty Gary P. Nunn

July 4, 2014
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Gary P. Nunn (Courtesy photo)

Texas country singer, songwriter and picker Gary P. Nunn was right there at ground zero for the outlaw country explosion of the 1970s. And the man was far from an innocent bystander. From playing with Jerry Jeff Walker’s best backing crew the Lost Gonzo Band, to gigging with Willie Nelson and Michael Martin Murphey,...
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5 Shows to See this Weekend

July 4, 2014
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5 Shows to See this Weekend

Ruben V, Jimmy Spacek & Will Owen Gage (Friday July 4) Ruben V sounds like a pretty rad name for a stripper or a sandwich, but alas, it’s the moniker of a SA blues outfit led by the guitarist of the same name. With capable guitarist Jimmy Spacek and Will Owen Gage also on...
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Aural Pleasure Review: Big Freedia’s ‘Just Be Free’

July 2, 2014
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Aural Pleasure Review: Big Freedia’s ‘Just Be Free’

Big Freedia | Just Be Free  | Queen Diva  | **** For years, Big Freedia’s ass-shaking, high BPM spectacle has been the sleeper, must-see act of big-name festivals’ daytime hours, a space that helped expose the Queen Diva’s raucous bounce to huge swaths of new fans. With Just Be Free, the rapper who brought New...
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Top 10 Songs with Notes of San Antonio

July 1, 2014
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"San Antonio, TX" by Frank Black and the Catholics is hardly the most adoring song about the city.

San Antonio may not have as many referential songs as New York or London, but our beloved home city has a few good hits. Heavy on folk and country and light on other genres, most songs about this town seem strikingly similar to each other in theme and lyrics. In our search for the best, most unique...
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Sunday Night Sound Bite: Paul Oakenfold: ‘Trance Mission’ Minimix

June 29, 2014
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Paul Oakenfold

Lucky for Alamo City trance fans, Grammy-nominated British DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold is squeezing SA’s own Club Rio into an insane touring schedule that recently included Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot Genève’s World Cup party in Brazil and continues throughout the summer with major festival dates like the Electric Daisy Carnival in the UK and Tomorrowland in Belgium. Inspired by his desire...
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5 Shows to See this Weekend

June 27, 2014
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5 Shows to See this Weekend

First Caste Takeover (Friday June 27) Founded by SA producer Lizarazo to feature the Alamo City’s DJ/producer talent, First Caste Records will showcase its weight Friday evening at Hi-Tones. With Jungle Noize, Cyge, Lizarazo, Xy!o and ALr boosh. $3, 9pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E Dewey, (210) 785-8777
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