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Past articles by Peter:

Live music in Austin: Ruthie Foster, Grupo Firme, Arc Angels, Oddisee, more

The Paramount unveils a star on the sidewalk for Gospel-blues-Americana artist Ruthie Foster. Latin Grammy winners Grupo Firme play the Moody. → Read More

Live music in Austin: Seismic Dance Event, Belinda Carlisle, Amanda Shires and more

Our live music picks for Nov. 10-16 in the Austin area include → Read More

CMT Music Awards will be held at Austin's Moody Center in April 2023

After 21 years in Nashville, the CMT Music Awards are moving to Austin. The show, which airs live on CBS, is set for April 2 at the Moody Center. → Read More

Live music in Austin: Lucius, King Princess, Gipsy Kings and more

Our live music picks in Austin Nov. 3-9 include Lucius at Scoot Inn, King Princess and Beabadoobee at Emo's, Gipsy Kings at the Paramount and more. → Read More

Margo Price travels long road to 'overnight success' in memoir; see her in Austin

Country star Margo Price will discuss "Maybe We'll Make It," her captivating new memoir for University of Texas Press, at the Texas Book Festival. → Read More

Maren Morris taped 'Austin City Limits' on Halloween, and here's what you missed

Country star Maren Morris taped her first appearance on "Austin City Limits" Monday night at ACL Live as part of the PBS program's 48th season. → Read More

Live music this week: 'Austin City Limits' Hall of Fame, Lucktoberfest, Reba and more

Our live music picks for Oct. 27-Nov. 2 include the annual "Austin City Limits" Hall of Fame show, Lucktoberfest at Willie Nelson's ranch and more. → Read More

Live music in Austin: Lizzo, Green Day, Post Malone, Mary Gauthier and more

Our music picks in Austin Oct. 20-26 include Lizzo and Post Malone concerts at the Moody Center and Green Day playing the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix. → Read More

Marcus Mumford features new solo songs, plus a Taylor Swift surprise, at ACL Fest

Marcus Mumford of platinum-selling British band Mumford & Sons focused on material from his new solo album at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. → Read More

Go with us as we put the Austin in ACL Fest: Lesly Reynaga, Como Las Movies and Good Looks

Early-afternoon sets on Saturday at the Austin City Limits Music Festival included local acts Lesly Reynaga, Como Las Movies and Good Looks. → Read More

Tattoo you: Wet Leg leaves its mark on fans with a radiant afternoon set at ACL Fest

British indie-rockers Wet Leg, who generated a lot of buzz at South by Southwest earlier this year, made their debut at ACL Fest on Friday afternoon. → Read More

Who to see at ACL Fest, according to the experts

Don't know which artists to sample at ACL Fest? Our critics have decades of combined experience at the fest — here's what they're tasting this year. → Read More

ACL Fest adds a very Texas thing: barbecue pitmasters on site

New to ACL Fest this year is BBQ Pitmasters. It's near the Austin Kiddie Limits area and features fare from different local barbecue joints each day. → Read More

Instrumental surf-rock rides again as the Ventures catch an ACL Fest wave

Legendary instrumental band the Ventures played an early set at ACL Music Fest on Saturday, cranking out classics like "Walk, Don't Run" and "Wipeout" → Read More

Rising country star Zach Bryan isn't from Austin, but he's happy to be here for ACL Fest

Zach Bryan, whose major-label debut "American Heartbreak" topped the country, folk and rock charts earlier this year, made his ACL Fest debut Friday. → Read More

Live music in Austin: Karol G, Gorillaz, Flaming Lips and more

This is a hot week for big concerts in Austin with Gorillaz and Karol G at the Moody Center, Flaming Lips at Luck Ranch and more. → Read More

Grab another Spoon: Austin indie band adds 'Party for the Parks' to its busy October

Austin band Spoon's busy October will include an Oct. 12 fundraiser for the Austin Parks Foundation between ACL Fest weekends at Zilker Park. → Read More

Country star Maren Morris to tape 'Austin City Limits' on Halloween

Native Texan country star Maren Morris will make her "Austin City Limits" TV debut with an Oct. 31 taping at ACL Live, one of seven October tapings. → Read More

HAAM nets $800,000 for Austin musicians' health care with annual fundraiser

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians' annual HAAM Day event on Sept. 13 raised more than $800,000, its highest total ever according to organizers. → Read More

Live music from local acts: Bastrop Music Festival, KUTX Rock the Park and more

Our top picks for live music in the Austin area this week include the Bastrop Music Festival, KUTX's ROck the Park series and Carrie Rodriguez. → Read More