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ISSUE 22 | Reviews: Roky Erickson’s True Love Cast Out All Evil by 20watts

Roky Erickson's True Love Cast Out All Evil: ""

Part of our Issue 22 coverage!
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Fighting off a career of tragedy and setbacks, Roky Erickson’s legacy is often forgotten amidst the chaos of his life from 1966 to now. He would be revered as a pioneer of garage and psychedelic rock, if it wasn’t for his stays in prison and mental institutions, leading to countless years of inactivity. But now, with the help of fellow Austin musicians Okkervil River, Erickson’s pain—after decades of silence finally sees the light of day.

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ISSUE 21 | Metro Hotspot: Austin by 20watts

Austin is 20 Watts's latest Metro Hotspot!

Part of Issue 21 coverage!

Austin, Texas, has become a world-famous city for its music. When you Google “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin appears in every link. General­ly, when you think of Austin, you either think of music, or opinionated right-winger Gov. Rick Perry, but you mostly think of music.

Dozens of venues line Sixth Street, the city’s yellow-brick road for live music. It becomes much larger than life in the spring when South by Southwest Music and Arts Festival (SXSW) hits Austin. Artists regularly throw secret, un-promoted shows in venues throughout the city when they aren’t giving regularly-scheduled performances at the festival. Even City Hall throws Continue reading

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