Billy Reid Hosts Shindig No. 6 in Alabama

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Wild Cub and the Apache Relay are headlining the sixth annual Billy Reid Shindig in historic Muscle Shoals, Alabama next week, and it looks to be one hell of a party. Festivities begin Thursday, August 14 with a special dinner from James Beard Award winning chef Ashley Christensen, best known for her many acclaimed restaurants […]

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SXSW Soldiers On

Hurray for the Riff Raff at the Billy Reid + Weather Up Shindig. Photo: David Hall

As most of the world is already aware, an unspeakable tragedy befell Austin’s 28th annual South by Southwest music festival late Wednesday evening. At about half past midnight around 10th Street and Red River – one of the event’s most popular areas – an intoxicated driver plowed through barricades outside concert venue the Mohawk, killing […]

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Shindig Preview: Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Ellis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Spanish Gold

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The Billy Reid + Weather Up Austin Shindig is only one day away, so if you haven’t RSVP’d to the party yet, be sure to do so here. Also, don’t forget to download the Shindig sampler, featuring 15 tracks from the artists who are playing the Austin event on March 12-13. To further whet your appetite for this […]

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Shindig Preview: Hurray For The Riff Raff, J. Roddy Walston, Jonny Fritz, Benjamin Booker

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The Billy Reid + Weather Up Austin Shindig is less than a week away, so if you haven’t RSVP’d to the party yet, be sure to do so here. Also, don’t forget to download the Shindig sampler, featuring 15 tracks from the artists who are playing the Austin event on March 12-13. To further whet your appetite for […]

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Shindig Preview: Jessica Lea Mayfield, Rhett Miller, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, The Belle Brigade, Majestico

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The Billy Reid + Weather Up Austin Shindig is only two weeks away, so if you haven’t RSVP’d to the party yet, be sure to do so here. Also, don’t forget to download the Shindig sampler, featuring a smattering of 15 tracks from artists playing the Austin event on March 12-13. To further whet your […]

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SXSW 2013: Wednesday Highlights

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Nikki Lane turned in a fine early afternoon performance at Billy Reid’s annual day party on Wednesday at Weather Up on Austin’s east side. This year, the American Songwriter-partner event took over the cocktail house and outdoor stage, with food provided by Bravas Tapas and Austin sausage purveyor Frank, and records courtesy of Third Man’s […]

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This Week In Austin: The Billy Reid Shindig!

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RSVP HERE If you’re in Austin, Texas this week, naturally you’re looking to see some great bands and attend some amazing parties. Look no further than The Billy Reid Shindig, an annual event which tops itself this year with another stellar lineup. American Songwriter’s latest cover subjects, the mighty Dawes, will headline Wednesday’s showcase at […]

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Rebirth Of Cool: Inside The Billy Reid Shindig

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“This place used to be cool,” said Austin, the shaggy-haired high schooler who’d shouldered his way through the crowd to stand beside me at the Alabama Shakes show on Friday night. VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY I looked around us. The Shoals Theatre, a mid-century auditorium filled with old-school carpeting and rickety seating, looked cool enough. […]

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SXSW Preview: Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit plays the Billy Reid Shindig on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Swan Dive. Click here to RSVP. Read reviews and get a free download of tracks from each of our Shindig artists, including Delta Spirit’s “California” by downloading our Sampler. We recently spoke with lead singer Matt Vasquez about SXSW and the band’s […]

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SXSW Preview: Jonny Corndawg

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Jonny Corndawg plays the Billy Reid Shindig on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Swan Dive. Click here to RSVP. Read reviews and get a free download of tracks from each of our Shindig artists, including Corndawg’s ’ “Shut Up,” by downloading our Sampler. Tell us about this version of “Shut Up,” which you recorded with […]

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SXSW Preview: Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers play the Billy Reid Shindig on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Swan Dive. Click here to RSVP. Read reviews and get a free download of tracks from each of our Shindig artists, including the Punch Brothers’ “Movement And Location,” by downloading our Sampler. We recently chatted with banjoist Noam Pikelny about the song, […]

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