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Carnaval Brasileiro, one of Austin's longest running festivals and the largest indoor Brazilian Mardi Gras celebration in the world, will celebrate its 37th year on Saturday, February 1st at the Palmer Events Center. For over three decades, Carnaval has been an exotic flurry of...
The lineup for the 2014 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest has been announced! Some people we're pretty stoked for are Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Burress, JB Smoove, Kids in the Hall, Mike Birbigilia, Ari Shaffir, Demetri Martin, Andy Kindler, Maria Bamford, GAAAAAAAAAAAH! It doesn't...
Thrash metal icons Metallica are taking 2014 by the horns (pun intended). First, the California-born quartet will take the stage at the 2014 Grammys on January 26th, playing their Grammy-winning song "One" with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. "It's going to be completely...
Well, it's official. The SXSW coverage has raised it's flag to orange because the announcements are rolling in. Today's involves ABC's late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live , which will be producing from Austin at the Long Center for five days during the festival. Starting...
Fifteen years since her retirement from the group, Christine McVie is seeing things in a different way and returning to Fleetwood Mac. During a show in Hawaii on January 12, Mick Fleetwood announced to the audience that McVie would be rejoining the group, saying it was the "...
The New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrates its 45th birthday this year, and they're making it count. Spend two weekends in NoLa this spring, with big names ranging from classic rock icons like Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen to indie rock mainstays Arcade Fire and...
A couple of years ago, Robert Downy Jr took some time out of his busy schedule to drop by Sting's 60th birthday party. There were a lot of other big names there, but RDJ actually took the stage with the former Police-man and sang in his place. Below you can watch RDJ singing "...
When you're a rock star, you get a lot of cool gigs. But you must be the coolest of the cool to play a gig on a cartoon show. Recently Judas Priest made a cameo on The Simpsons and Ringo Starr will be on a new Powerpuff Girls special. So here are a few of our favorite classic...
The Austin Chronicle music poll is open . Let's cut to the chase. We want you to vote for us. There are a bunch of different categories, including Musician of the Year, Best Singer-Songwriter, even Best Record Store. Past winners include Gary Clark, Jr., Spoon, White Denim, and...