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In Memoriam: Draylen Mason
Remembering the gifted young bassist who lost his life
"...First things first: Draylen Mason was a musician. Let's be clear on that..."

March 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Draylen Mason Is Still Being Remembered, and How Matters
A year after his death, we should do as Draylen did
"...So in the year since young Draylen Mason was killed by a bomb planted at his..."

March 22, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Disservice to Draylen
"...Editor, I was glad to see the Chronicle remember Draylen Mason, whose promising young life was so tragically cut..."

March 25, 2019 Postmarks

Playback: Austin Angles for BMI
Music leaders court performance rights organization, plus a requiem for Draylen Mason
"...SESAC may not be far behind." A Requiem for Draylen Mason..."

March 30, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

KMFA's New Home Brings the Community Into Contact With Music
Austin's classical music radio station has a new building where people can see the sounds
" with art. That's why the gallery and the Draylen Mason Music Studio say so much about KMFA's new..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

KMFA's Residency Program Gives Composers the Keys to the Station
Recapping Clarice Assad's booked-up week of improvisation in Austin
"...37 restless second-graders from Blackshear Elementary School made the Draylen Mason Music Studio their classroom on the morning of..."

July 7, 2023 Music Feature by Wayne Lim

KMFA's New Home
"...its previous home, and this space – named the Draylen Mason Music Studio, in honor of the young musician..."

Jan. 28, 2021 Photo Gallery

Domestic Terrorism in Austin
Trio of package bombs target minority homes
"...front – and when it detonated, it killed 17-year-old Draylen Mason, who opened it, and injured his mother, standing..."

March 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Package Bombings: More Questions Than Answers
Rumors and research after an uneasy week
"...pokes out from the front yard. In Tannehill, where Draylen Mason was murdered on March 12, a residual line..."

March 17, 2018 News Post by Nina Hernandez

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...A bomb delivered to an Eastside home explodes, killing Draylen Mason and injuring his mother..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Remembering the Victims
The two lives lost and how to help
"...A 17-year-old overflowing with promise, Draylen Mason will never get the chance to save lives..."

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Great Demand, Greater Expectations for AISD
Timeline set for superintendent search
"...its consolidated campuses as Norman-Sims Elementary. Another finalist was Draylen Mason Elementary, named after the former Pease Elementary student..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Five Things to Keep Your Arts Account in the Black
From a fresh take on War of the Worlds to pushing back against censorship
"...our review at KMFA: Lara Downes Performs Quinn Mason..."

May 27, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

What Made Him Do It?
Weeks-long bomb scare ends Wednesday with few answers
" his Harris Ridge home on March 2; 17-year-old Draylen Mas­on became the next victim on March 12. The..."

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Melissa Carper, Taméca Jones, the Hide Outs, Alex Coke, and more local shows to see
"...pressing.  – Mars Salazar Alex Coke & Carl Michel SextetDraylen Mason Studio, Wednesday 30..."

Nov. 25, 2022 Music Column by Abby Johnston

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A BLK REVOLUTION, Channel Tres, Smashing Pumpkins, the Austin Record Convention, and more local music related shows worth seeing
"...join the bill. – Abby Johnston Margaret Slovak Trio CD ReleaseDraylen Mason Studio, Sunday 2..."

Sept. 30, 2022 Music Column by Christina Garcia

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt
"...HORNET YOUNG COMPOSERS CONCERT We grieved just-slain young composer Draylen Mason, but his spirit was present here and, true..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Deerhoof at Wizard Rodeo and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Austin acts El Combo Oscuro and sleep well. both host album release shows
"...folk rock.  – Laiken Neumann Austin Unconducted x Daniel FearsDraylen Mason Studio, Thursday 7 – Friday 8..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Qmmunity: A Creative Storm Front
Front Festival hits Austin with a storm of great creative showcases over Labor Day weekend
"...their films and creative process. Thu., Aug. 24, 5:30-10pm. Draylen Mason Studio, 41 Navasota. $100."

Aug. 25, 2023 Column by James Scott

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Jess Williamson, Ondara, Cherubs, Blushing, and more recommended shows
"... – Raoul HernandezImmaculada High by CHERUBS David Murray/Kahil El’Zabar DuoDraylen Mason Studio, Sunday 11..."

June 9, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Five Orchestral Performances to Get You Hooked on Classics
Expand your musical horizons with these really old-school grooves
"...Thu., March 2, noonDraylen Mason Studio, 41 Navasota512/ Inversion Ensemble: Planet Home..."

Feb. 24, 2023 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Eddie Taylor's 100th birthday, Dry Cleaning, and Terry Allen highlight our recommended shows
"...Sunday.  – Carys Anderson Tim Berne & Nasheet Waits DuoDraylen Mason Studio, Wednesday 1..."

Jan. 27, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

P.G. Moreno Can’t Get Enough “Adventurous Music” and Austin’s More Interesting For It
Epistrophy Arts leader talks past, present, and holy grail bookings
"...which includes erstwhile Austinite Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, to the Draylen Mason Music Studio (41 Navasota St.) On the occasion..."

Aug. 29, 2022 Music Post by Michael Toland

We Have an Issue: A Home of Its Own
In this week's cover story, Robert Faires previews classical music station KMFA's stunning new $11 million facility in East Austin
"...photographer Jana Birchum's images, including a peek at the Draylen Mason Music Studio, named for the young musician killed..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Faster Than Sound: City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
Live music venues have asked for dedicated COVID-19 relief since March, but the city says applications won't open until next year.
"...longtime North Lamar home. A new 100-seat space, the Draylen Mason Music Studio, honors the 17-year-old musician and tragic..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet
"...Jones, Mike Kennedy, Tony Kinman, Craig Mack, Hugh Masekela, Draylen Mason, Mac Miller, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Janka Nabay, Dolores..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...Draylen Mason woke up that Monday morning one of us:..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Duality of Southwest Key
An East Austin nonprofit in the immigration debate
" East Austin College Prep in memory of student Draylen Mason, the talented young man who was killed earlier..."

June 29, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
The shows are going on. Go on, see these shows.
"...year, sadly, also honors the too-brief life of bassist Draylen Mason. Details here...."

March 23, 2018 Arts Post

Playback: Does Size Matter at SXSW?
A smaller SXSW Music week still satisfies
" to sing this song to the soul of Draylen Mason, double bass player," he said before performing Scottish..."

March 23, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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