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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
"...contact 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 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 austinchronicle.com/arts. 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
"...at 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

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

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

Best New Place to See Music
KMFA 89.5FM
"...musicians performing live in the intimacy of the 135-seat Draylen Mason Music Studio. Seeing music is so integral to..."

May 14, 2021 Best of Austin Feature

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
"...to 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
"...like 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

Gay Place
Coping, carrying on, and saying farewell
"...and the devastating loss of residents Anthony House and Draylen Mason. There aren't enough words here, so I'll leave..."

March 23, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Bill Murray Plays It Straight – Mostly
Still, you can’t keep Peter Venkman down
"...“Forgetfulness” and a poignant dedication to recent bombing victim Draylen Mason (himself a bass cello player), Peter Venkman emerged..."

March 19, 2018 Music Post by Dan Gentile

Bomb in Southwest Austin Is Fourth in Past Two Weeks
Two in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
"...was unlike the packages that killed Anthony House and Draylen Mason, and injured Esperanza Herrera: It was located at..."

March 19, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

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