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Kristen Kurtis

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All this week, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is broadcasting from the Zach Theatre right here in Austin. Why? Well, because it's the week before midterm elections, and Texas is a hotbed for all political issues. Here's a great clip exploring this issue from last night's...
Ooooh boy, does this make me happy! "Budapest" is my favorite song we're playing on KGSR right now. Here's OneRepublic covering the 21-year-old English singer/songwriter George Ezra's gem.
Considering "Jack Johnson" sounds like a generic name an inexperienced improviser would use on stage, I can't really blame these people for not realizing they were tweeting at the wrong guy. However, I'd like to applaud the Columbus Blue Jets defensemen for sending funny tweets...
Andrew Hozier-Byrne himself will answer the phone and chat if you call (646) 812-3313 in the next 24 hours (at the time of this posting, it is noon on 10/8). Good luck getting through, he told me it's ringing off the hook - and if you do, be nice :)
The ability to see 130 bands in one place over a three day period is fun! It can also be exhausting. Here are my tips for staying comfortable and energetic throughout the 2014 festivities. 1) The Secret to Choosing the Cleanest Toilet at a Music Festival 2) The Right Shoes...
Three-day passes to the Austin City Limits Music Festival are sold out ... unless you're a student! This Saturday, Sept 27th, a limited number of discounted passes for BOTH weekends of ACL will be made available to those with valid high school or college ID's. To score these $...
I try - REALLY try - very hard not to tell you about Gwen Stefani as often as she pops into my head (which is probably about as often as you've heard men think about certain subjects), but this was just too cute not to share. Last night Jimmy Fallon invited her and Blake Shelton...
Sometimes, interviewing bands feels like pulling teeth. It's understandable. They've been asked the same questions over and over and now they are over it . But it seems being asked random questions by cute kids is disarming! How can you not smile at an 11-year-old calmly asking...
IT'S A FOLK PARADISE, Y'ALL! A week after Damien Rice announced his highly anticipated 3rd album, another of my favorite British singer/songwriters announced his sophomore album today. Ben Howard will be releasing the self-produced I Forget Where We Were on Oct 21st. In addition...