Dave Matthews Band Awards $100K Grant To West, TX Relief
5/15/2013 2:42:00 PM
On May 21, The Dave Matthews Band will play the Austin360 Amphitheater. But before they hit town, they've announced their plan to help with the relief work happening up the road in West, Texas. The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band has awarded a $100,000 grant to the West, Texas Disaster Relief Efforts Fund. The fund is the clearinghouse for charitable donations for victims and relief efforts following April's fertilizer plant explosion.
According to the band's website, The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band is administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Established in 1999, the Bama Works Fund supports charitable programs primarily in the Charlottesville, VA area but has also responded to a wide variety of needs both nationally and internationally. The fund has made over 800 grants totaling more than $15 million since its inception.
The Dave Matthews Band will play three Texas shows: The Cynthia ...
Listen: The National's New Album
5/13/2013 4:29:00 PM
The National will play the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October. Their highly-anticipated new album - Trouble Will Find Me - hits stores next Tuesday, May 21.
For weeks, we've been playing the record's first single, "Don't Swallow The Cap," on KGSR's The Music Meeting. But now the entire record has been posted to iTunes for your to preview a week before release.
Listen via iTunes here: HERE
LISTEN TO WIN: Robert Plant at ACL Live 6/23
4/23/2013 2:21:00 PM
Austin's resident Rock God- Robert Plant- has announced he'll return to the road this summer on a tour billed as "Robert Plant Presents The Sensational Space Shifters." Plant's tour- with a new collective that he started working with just last May- kicks off June 20 in Dallas.
The Austin date- something of a homecoming- is scheduled for June 23 at ACL Live At The Moody Theater.
Listen all thsis week to my show between 4pm and 6pm to win tickets before you can buy them. Tickets officially go on sale Saturday 4/47 at 10am through www.acl-live.com
Watch a promotional video for the tour here:
VIDEO: Patty Griffin's "Ohio"
4/23/2013 2:10:00 PM
On May 7th, Patty Griffin will release American Kid. The set's first single is "Ohio," which features Rpbert Plant is featured on the backing vocal. Today, Griffin unveiled a new video for the track that features intrictate backdrops of cut paper.
In other Griffin news, our KGSR Music Lounge with Patty Griffin- recorded last week at KLRU's Studio 6A, the home of the original Austin City Limits- will air on KGSR May 6. We'll also make video of the performance available on this site. In the meantime, you can see pictures of our KGSR Music Lounge HERE
Here's the new video for "Ohio":
CONCERT NEWS: The Dixie Chicks at ACL Live, May 16
4/3/2013 2:38:00 PM
Austin's public television station, KLRU, has scored a big get for their All-Star Celebration, May 16 at ACL Live- The Dixie Chicks. Both halves, so to speak of the Dixie Chicks, will also play the benefit concert- Court Yard Hounds and Natalie
Maines. Plus, there will be a tribute to Lloyd Maines with performances by Joe Ely,
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Terry Allen and Carolyn Wonderland &
Tickets to the public will be available on Monday, April 8 via klru.org/benefit. Tickets range from $35
Proceeds benefit KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and the preservation of the
Austin City Limits archives.
READ: Willie Nelson on Same-Sex Marriage
3/28/2013 2:10:00 PM
"I'd never marry a guy I didn't like," Willie Nelson told me Wednesday night in an interview at ACL Live for Texas Monthly.
At TexasMonthl.com, you'll find the interview and a series of photos featuring Nelson with a series of signs created by the Austin-based design agency Helms Workshop and printed by Austin's East End Ink. The first is a straightforward reproduction of the pink equal sign—the logo of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign—that has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter over the past few days. Helms also designed two Willie-specific variations on the image, one with his trademark braids and another with a pair of marijuana cigarettes. Both images are available for download at TexasMonthly.com to use as avatars on your Facebook or Twitter account.
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Hear: Patty Griffin's New Single, "Ohio"
3/25/2013 3:18:00 PM
On May 7, Austin's Patty Griffin will release American Kid, her first album of entirely new songs since 2007's Children Running Through. Today, Gtiffin released the album's first single, "Ohio." The song featues a guest vocal from Robert Plant,
Listen to "Ohio" HERE
And hear "Ohio" tonight and all this week on KGSR's midnight showcase for new music, The Music Meeting.
VIDEO: Charlie Mars Live From Our SXSW W Hotel Broadcasts
3/22/2013 3:48:00 PM
Better than perhaps anybody we had play the W Austin last week for SXSW, Charlie Mars knows what do with a fill room of music fans: lead em' through a sing-along. That seems to be his plan year in and out at our morning broadcasts. And it works without fail. This year, he offered up sing-along versions of "How I Roll" and "Listen To The Darkside."
You can watch the Polycom-shot video of both tunes right here: