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Collin Shook Strikes a Chord With Jazz Pop-Up Series
Monks Jazz Club improvs a hit for the pop-up pianist/promoter
"...Opened June 2020, the Shop hosts Monks Jazz Club, which regularly features Austin's best hard boppers...."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?
Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.
"...Austin ain't a jazz town – not in the way the city holds..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A Joe Bataan/Grupo Fantasma collab, Strand of Oaks, Christelle Bofale, a few festivals, and more recommended live shows
"...Venson's melodic vibrancy (8:45pm). Concurrently, Empire taps laid-back neo-soul jazzer KindKeith (3:15pm) and dynamic singer/rapper Abhi the Nomad (9:30pm). –..."

May 27, 2022 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Clubs are closed, but dance magic transcends YouTube. Austin pop..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...the homeless from Carrie Fussell Bickley, Jade Skye Hammer, Jazz Mills..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Ramírez blew a ubiquitous presence in Austin. The self-proclaimed "Jazzmanian Devil" stretches a career from founding membership in the..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Geto Gala, Two Step Inn, and a 420 Smokeout Headline Our Crucial Concerts
From country to hip-hop to sludge metal, get some ideas for your week in live music
"...Friday 19, Monks Jazz Club..."

April 19, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...of coat/ We're headed down into fall." – Tim Stegall Monks Jazz Club Livesteams: Pamela Hart Quintet, Adrian Ruiz Quintet..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Abhi the Nomad, Marina, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Nick Cave + Warren Ellis, Sam Pankey, the Austin Music Awards, and more
"...– more in "Faster Than Sound." – Kevin Curtin Sam PankeyMonks Jazz Club, Thursday 10..."

March 4, 2022 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Monks Jazz Club, Sunday 6..."

June 4, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Ethan Azarian, Soccer Mommy, OUTlaw Pride Fest, Fuckemos, Playboi Carti, and Dr. James Polk & Centerpeace
"...venue's door. – Derek Udensi Dr. James Polk & CenterpeaceMonks Jazz Club, Tuesday 26..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Girl Ultra, Nori with strings, Maxo Kream, Mudhoney, Little Mazarn, and more recommended shows
"...Miguel. "It was fueled, of course, by all these club-era moments that I lived when I was younger." Four..."

May 13, 2022 Music Column by Christina Garcia

Croy and the Boys, Warpaint, a Metal Fest, and More Crucial Concerts
Recommended shows for the week
"...fest founder Aaron Franklin and others at Friday’s Supper Club, cheffy backyard eats at Al Fuego, and a camp-themed..."

May 24, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Hard Proof’s Fela Kuti Felabration!! and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta, Janelle Monáe, and Mockjaw lead our recommended shows
"...just as Bob Marley gifted our globe reggae. Fusing jazz horns with African beats and American funk possession, Lagos'..."

Oct. 6, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Big Jade & Krystall Poppin, Jacob Banks, Flipper, Spellling, and more notable non-ACL shows
"...The flamboyant rappers, both oozing with confidence, tag-teamed for club-ready seven-song June EP Flavors, after Jade stopped by South..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Music Column by Derek Udensi

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
LookOUT Fest, Circle Jerks, Holy Fawn, Bernell Jones II, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, and a Buddy Holly Birthday tribute
"...second-ever show in Austin (South by Southwest 2000 at Club de Ville), the Album Leaf combined delayed Rhodes piano..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Seismic Dance Event, Jazz at St. James', Feels So Good Fest, Susannah Joffe, Amigo the Devil, and more
"...hardcore?) from unpredictable Russian jockey/producer Nina Kraviz.– Christina Garcia Jazz at St. James’ St. James' Episcopal Church, Friday 12..."

Nov. 12, 2021 Music Column by Christina Garcia

Austin Music Industry Award Winners Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, music writer, and more honored
"...Austin Music Awards, the Industry Awards go to the clubs, radio stations, visual artists, studios, as well as the..."

Feb. 25, 2018 Music Post by James Renovitch

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlile, Red Young, Chucky Blk, and more recommended shows
"...A longtime favorite in ATX jazz circles, keyboardist Red Young has such an amazing résumé..."

July 15, 2022 Music Column by Julian Towers

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
TC Superstar, Swass Night, Tune-Yards, and more recommended shows
"...Friday, six-man outfit Indoor Creature supports 2021's jazzy, dreamy Living in Darkness LP alongside Christelle Bofale's folky..."

Aug. 13, 2021 Music Column by Christina Garcia

Checking In: Horn Leader Elias Haslanger Gets Interstellar
Native ATX saxist homeschools himself in advanced John Coltrane
"...gigs I had were canceled. This included all [Continental Club] Gallery shows, Elephant Room shows, private parties, school appearances,..."

Dec. 7, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Pharcyde and Brownout’s Special Fest Collaboration and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Find Nineties alt-hip-hop pioneers and Caroline Rose at two separate benefits
"...swooning vocals. The turbulent beats of new experimental trio Club Coma open with this year's eponymous LP, along with..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Me Nd Adam’s Keep Austin Cheer’d and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Get in the holiday spirit with Spaceflight Records or Spiritualized
"...town, head to Chron Events. Keep Austin Cheer’d Continental Club, Thursday 7 – Saturday 9..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Riverboat Gamblers, USA/Mexico, Damian Garcia Quintet, Honky-Tonk Holidaze, and more recommended shows for your week
"...in this concert sequence being Water Damage and Castle Club. Fronted by audio production starchild Jackson Baker, Witches' late-November..."

Dec. 9, 2022 Music Column by Mars Salazar

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Ruthie Foster, Booker T. Jones, Kate Kortum, Hyd, and more local shows worth braving the chill
"...Famer weaves through an eclectic songbook of blues, R&B, jazz, and roots music united by a deep compassion and..."

Nov. 18, 2022 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
This week's recommended shows include mini-fests celebrating rockin' girls, Latinx talent, and Christmas shopping
"...education.  – Genevieve Wood Ostraca, .gif from god, VotiveChess Club, Tuesday 20..."

Dec. 16, 2022 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Vel Nine, Sam Dimov Quintet, Rococo Disco, and more recommended shows
"...Suckling's 2018 EP now enfolds a bounty of surprising jazz/soul horn arrangements and compositions that lean progressive and classical...."

Feb. 17, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Melissa Carper, Taméca Jones, the Hide Outs, Alex Coke, and more local shows to see
"...Austin fans, she's back. Taméca Jones headlined the Continental Club last Saturday, a performance that marked her first musical..."

Nov. 25, 2022 Music Column by Abby Johnston

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Arya’s Weyes Blood aftershow, celebrating SPOT, Urban Cultural Fest, and more
"...While Arya boasts a classical piano childhood and a jazz degree from Texas State, the storyteller channels somber pop-R&B..."

March 31, 2023 Music Column by Angela Lim

A Pickin’ Party, a Big Squeeze, and Mother’s Day Music Are This Week's Crucial Concerts
Some recommended sounds for your week
"...sound alongside Kalu & the Electric Joint and Hot Club of Cowtown. Saturday springs the eclectic grooves of songwriter..."

May 10, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

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