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Loves It: All We Are

Wacky folk duo Loves It draws deep from a wild variety of genres for their second album and demonstrate an incredibly broad emotional palette to boot.

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Keller Williams: 22 January 2011 - Austin, TX

Fans are definitely on a first name basis with the modern-day improvisational troubadour. His laid-back vibe and amicable demeanor make him seem more like just another music fan than any kind of rock star.

Greg M. Schwartz
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The Dandy Warhols: 14 November 2010 - Austin, TX

With the horrific state of the economy in 2010, partying like it's 1999 is just what the doctor ordered.

Greg M. Schwartz
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The Hold Steady + Company of Thieves: 6 November 2010 - Houston

Despite the departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay at the beginning of the year, the band still more than lives up to their reputation as a great live act.

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Barenaked Ladies + Jukebox the Ghost: 3 November 2010 - Houston, TX

BNL still knows how to put on a show, but they are definitely struggling to deal with the lack of Steven Page onstage, even after a year of concerts as a four-piece.

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EOTO: 16 October 2010 - Austin, TX

String Cheese Incident percussionists Michael Travis and Jason Hann have been pushing the envelope of what electronic-oriented dance music can be with EOTO by mixing live sampling with organic instrumentation.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Galactic + T-Bird and the Breaks: 31 October 2010 - Austin, TX

If there's a better Halloween scene in America tonight (remember the temperature is also near 70 degrees), it's hard to imagine where it might be.

Greg M. Schwartz
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STS9: 30 October 2010 - Austin, TX

The rock-tronica stalwarts STS9 were treated to one of the most festive audiences in Stubbs' history and they responded in kind with a most memorable show.

Greg M. Schwartz
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ACL Music Festival Day 3: 10 October 2010 - Austin, TX

As I walk slowly down the street, back towards the heart of South Austin that I now call my home, I realize there is no other place I would rather be than ACL and I look forward to next year.

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ACL Music Festival Day 2: 9 October 2010 - Austin, TX

Day two of our three day coverage of the ACL Music Festival, and fatigue still runs high, while Black Lips and LCD Soundsystem shine. M.I.A, unfortunately, is a different story.

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ACL Music Festival Day One: 8 October 2010 - Austin, TX

The first of our three day coverage of the Austin City Limits Music Festival finds PopMatters' Eddie Ciminelli experiencing euphoria, nostalgia and some serious fatigue.

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Railroad Earth: 15 October 2010 - Austin, TX

It's tricky to pinpoint exactly what it is that Railroad Earth does, but whatever it is, it's working.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Caribou: 14 October 2010 - Austin, TX

Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith's onstage energy helped morph the set at La Zona Rosa into a joyous, memorable set of songs from one of electronic music's most eclectic and forward thinking artists.

Ryan Lester
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The Futureheads: 12 October 2010 - Austin, TX

While it had been four years since the band last came to Austin, the Futureheads rewarded fans for waiting with a night of camaraderie, showmanship, and a performance that proved that you don’t have to change your sound to be a great rock band.

Ryan Lester
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Drive-By Truckers + The Henry Clay People: 24 September 2010 - Austin, TX

The Henry Clay People and Drive-By Truckers might seem like a bit of a mismatch at first glance, but both bands feature a high energy, guitar-driven sound and heartfelt vocals that strike a chord with the soul.

Greg M. Schwartz
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The Pixies: 21 September 2010 - Austin, TX

While they may not have released any new material in almost 20 years, the Pixies are a band content with reliving their past glories.

Ryan Lester
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Concrete Blonde: 19 June 2010 - Austin, TX

The deepest testament to the staying power of both the album and the band is the rabid crowd that greets the returning heroes at Emo's. From the opening notes of the album's title track and powerful opener, “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)”, there's an electrifying vibe in the air that never fades during the band's lengthy set.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Robert Randolph and the Family Band: 7 June 2010 - Austin, TX

We Walk This Road is arguably Randolph's best album yet, and the band's live show is continuing to grow more and more dynamic.

Greg M. Schwartz
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OK Go + Earl Greyhound: 19 May 2010 - Austin, TX

Some people probably only know OK Go from their creative videos, which have garnered the band much acclaim and record-setting views on YouTube. But this isn't a gimmick band.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Signal Path + The Malah: 20 February 2010 - Austin, TX

Signal Path bill themselves as “acoustically inspired electronic music from the Western front", which sounds about right.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe: 12 February 2010 - Austin, TX

Denson blends the classic jazz skills of Branford Marsalis with the funk sensibility of Maceo Parker, bringing together the best of both worlds.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Keller Williams: 6 February 2010 - Austin, TX

If Keller Williams had lived in medieval times, there's no doubt he would have been one of the most in-demand troubadours of the age.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Girls + The Magic Kids: 29 January 2010 - Austin, TX

As soon as Owens and the rest of Girls hit the stage, it becomes quite evident who most people paid to see this evening.

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Anti-Flag: 27 January 2010 - Austin, TX

After the show, the band shakes hands, bumps fists and exchanges high-fives with numerous fans, demonstrating once again that Anti-Flag is most definitely a band for and of the people.

Greg M. Schwartz
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The Mother Hips: 4-5 December 2009 - Austin, TX

Those who spent the weekend with The Mother Hips received a delicious double-dose of soulful psych-rock at its finest.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Johnny Cash: Live from Austin, TX

There's never been a better time to cash in on Cash. That's not meant as a cynical statement, but as an assertion of a cold, hard fact.

Michael Patrick Brady
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Neko Case: Live from Austin, TX

Wait, wasn't this released on DVD just a short while ago?

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Misc. Artists: Outlaw Country: Live From Austin, TX [DVD]

The effort to share music with fellow travelers and the appreciative Austin audience is a key part of that painful, uncertain effort to reach insight and express meaning through the music.

Leigh H. Edwards
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Various Artists: Outlaw Country: Austin City Limits - Live from Austin, TX

There's something downright pleasant and wholesome about the whole thing. The amiable atmosphere may make the CD enjoyable to listen to, but this also has a downside.

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Richard Thompson: Live From Austin, TX

While 'Live' is not the jaw-dropping Richard Thompson live album that must exist somewhere on tape, it has plenty to remind people why Thompson remains one of music's most talented -- and criminally underappreciated -- artists.

David Marchese

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