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Video Premiere: Tomar & the FCs Get Animated
“Like Tomar & the FCs’ 2016 debut Heart Attack, sophomore LP Rise Above clocks 10 songs at a hair over 30 minutes, a formula that worked like gangbusters for classic Memphis and Muscle Shoals platters,” wrote local R&B specialist Thomas Fawcett in August. “The local quintet delivers a cocktail of Southern soul and country funk with an aggressive rock edge.”

11:33AM Fri. Sep. 25, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Josh Baca Perfects Zydejunto and Mexicajun
Just as San Antonio conjunto kings Flaco and Santiago Jimenez followed in their papa’s boot steps, so too did Max and Josh Baca of Austin’s Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs take up the family business. “I really enjoyed your write-up on Los Pinkys and Bradley Jaye Williams,” emails the latter. “I’m Josh Baca, the accordionist he mentioned in the article.”

10:10AM Tue. Sep. 22, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Jay Wile Puts the Pieces Back Together
ATX’s Frank Ocean? So some suggested: “‘If Frank is the second coming of Jesus, is this the third?’ wrote one user of the smooth Texas singer, born Justin Wiley,” reported Rachel Rascoe in May 2019. “The comparison emerged from a mysterious video upload of 2017 track ‘Numb’ to Youtube as a new Ocean track.” A summer video of “Honest” rolls equally plaintive.

1:45PM Mon. Sep. 21, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

C3 Presents Thins Staff With Widespread Layoffs
Early this week, Austin events company C3 Presents – one of the most successful business to emerge from the local music scene – laid off a significant portion of its staff.

11:55AM Thu. Sep. 17, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Music Workers Rally for Dedicated City Funding
“If you’re a bartender, raise your hand. If you work in production, raise your hand,” Jeannette Gregor called out during the Come & Save It rally at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. “If you’re a musician… lighting designer… sound engineer… security.”

12:47AM Thu. Sep. 17, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Local Musicians Perform Remotely for HAAM Day
On Tuesday, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians staged its annual HAAM Day fundraising event throughout the Texas state capital. As with the event since its 2005 inception, businesses and musicians throughout the city fundraised for the musician health care nonprofit. In an all-too-obvious first, however, HAAM Day dawned and set virtually.

3:10PM Wed. Sep. 16, Naomi Brady Read More | Comment »

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Checking In: Juliet McConkey Goes Agrarian
Doug Freeman in our Aug. 28 issue: “Disappearing Girl, the debut LP from Juliet McConkey, reveals an old soul in the understated beauty arising from earnest observation of quiet moments and lives. The native Virginian lets the stories gracefully bloom, her no-frills, gorgeous vocals ringing with a calm hearkening Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith.”

11:11AM Wed. Sep. 16, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Mobley Confronts “James Crow” in Visual Single
In the self-directed video for early 2020 single “Nobody’s Favourite,” Mobley’s trapped in a seemingly inescapable mansion, being monitored by a trio of villainous vice regents. Today, the musician and filmmaker continues the story with “James Crow.”

10:00AM Wed. Sep. 16, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Marcia Ball Took Her First Summer Off Since 1984
Fifty years ago this year, Texan Marcia Ball founded a progressive country act in Austin called Freda & the Firedogs. Louisiana-reared, the pianist became a Janie Appleseed of styles in the Lone Star capital, fusing blues and regional roots styles together like New Orleans’ piano kings. In short, Ball helped seed our music oasis as surely as Willie Nelson.

12:25PM Tue. Sep. 15, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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