SXSW: Garth Brooks plays secret show Friday night

10:54 pm Mar. 17, 2017

Speculation is an unavoidable part of SXSW. Rumors of secret shows and surprise performers are passed around throughout the week, and sometimes, those rumors aren’t rumors at all.

For example, whispers around town claimed Garth Brooks

Ryan Adams cancels SXSW appearance due to illness

8:16 pm Mar. 17, 2017

Ryan Adams has been taken off the bill tonight at ACL Live.

According to the SXSW Twitter account, Adams cancelled due to illness.

The show is now open to the public. Those without badges or wristbands are

Tyler, the Creator announces Austin tour stop

12:45 pm Mar. 29, 2016

Now that the smoke has cleared, it appears that Tyler, the Creator is once again welcome in Austin.

The former Odd Future frontman comes to Stubb’s on May 29, two years and two months after he

Wednesday’s music picks: Metalachi, Chris Brown

4:00 pm Sep. 8, 2015

Metalachi at Elysium. Sombreros? Check. Skin tight, spiked leather pants? Check. Copious amounts of skull accessories? Check. A swoon-worthy, violin and trumpet-led cover of Guns ‘n’ Roses “Sweet Child of Mine”? Check, check, check! Believe

Monday music picks: Downtown Boys, Jimmy LaFave

4:00 pm Jul. 19, 2015

Downtown Boys at the Mohawk indoor. The Providence punk outfit is bilingual, political and incongruously female fronted. They also really appreciate a good saxophone riff, and, quite frankly, don’t we all? Critical Dad and US