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William Harries Graham’s Your “Confidant”
“It’s a long way down, you know, to get to the bottom of the story,” sings William Harries Graham on “Confidant,” the first single from the singer-scion’s forthcoming EP, St. Claire.

10:40AM Mon. Dec. 14, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Young Jazz Lions Atlas Maior Double Down
“‘You’ve never heard anything like this before’” is a hoary cliche that’s nearly never correct, but damned if it isn’t true when it comes to Atlas Maior,” wrote Chronicle jazz writer Michael Toland last year. “The Austin quartet seemingly dreamed about a nexus between Middle Eastern music, Latin groove, and jazz, then created it instead of finding it.”

10:10AM Tue. Dec. 8, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Margaret Wright, Austin Hall of Fame Pianist, Passes at 78
Pianist and vocalist Margaret Wright, a joyous entertainer whose long career represented the enduring legacy of an East Austin she witnessed being erased, died Sunday at the age of 78.

3:00PM Mon. Dec. 7, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Horn Leader Elias Haslanger Gets Interstellar
“Melodies jumping like bursts of water from a sprinkler, Elias Haslanger plays his saxophone with a collected abandon – his hands moving in rapid and efficient strides over every key,” begins a Chronicle cover story on the Austinite. “His method is a meticulous unpredictability, solo jaunts that run wailing, staggered, and askew into the back line.”

12:12PM Mon. Dec. 7, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Chief Cleopatra Video “Belushi” Syncs as Protest Soundtrack
Six months have passed since the streets of downtown Austin erupted into tense protests over repeated killings of unarmed people of color by police – both locally and nationally. Soul-rock artist Chief Cleopatra now revisits those caustic scenes with a video for her track “Belushi.”

9:00AM Mon. Dec. 7, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Tara Bhattacharya Stages Interference Fest – Women Making Noise 2020
“Over a decade in Austin, [tonal producer] Tara Bhattacharya invited performance and sound artists from around the globe,” writes Rachel Rascoe in this week’s Faster Than Sound. “Not until recently did she realize most were men. That launched Interference Fest: Women Making Noise in 2019, named after works by Italian electro pioneer Teresa Rampazzi.”

9:09AM Fri. Dec. 4, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Virtual Enrollment and New Funding Boost HAAM Sign-up Period, Which is Now
In a typical year – one without an airborne viral outbreak – this week would see multitudes of local musicians lined up around the Foundation Communities building, waiting to enroll with HAAM. In 2020, singing up for the health care nonprofit’s services pivots virtually.

3:00PM Wed. Dec. 2, 2020, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Akina Adderley Misses the Before-Times
“Akina Adderley wrote ‘Broke’ before this summer’s social protests, but the song finds its moment this election season,” wrote Doug Freeman at Halloween about the singer’s first “solo blast” since 2013. “The anthem swaggers funk rhythm and scorching guitars as her powerhouse vocals demand, "There’s a price you pay for freedom called responsibility."

10:10AM Wed. Dec. 2, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Little Mazarn’s Lindsey Verrill Bought a Kayak with Her Stimulus Check
Captured Sunday, April 26, for Chronicle photographer David Brendan Hall’s extensive mapping of musicians and their animal muses, Lindsey Verrill’s image beat out hundreds in becoming the cover of the paper’s May 8 issue. The banjoist’s duo with saw player Jeff Johnston as Little Mazarn remains equally Austin iconic for its hypnotic roots divinations.

10:10AM Tue. Dec. 1, 2020, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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