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Playback: Brian Beattie's Wizard of Oz
A peak inside indie Austin's new illustrated CD musical
"...Yet another musical instrument shop vacated South Lamar as Musicmakers waved the white flag on Dec. 31. Owner David..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

We Have an Issue: Staying Present, Preparing for the Future
This week’s cover story looks at how the pandemic is shaping architecture and design
"...Enter the Musicmakers: Raoul Hernandez's ongoing "Checking In" series hears from Jazz..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

East Austin Wellness Clinic Offers Discounts to Austin's Creatives and Service Industry
METSI Care rethinks affordable health care
"...but that nonprofit only has the resources to serve musicmakers, not venue staff, and certainly not visual artists or..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Be the gift that keeps on giving
"...change of scenery. Friday night, a whole lotta queermo musicmakers are taking the stage at One-2-One Bar for a..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Remembering, honoring, and celebrating queers
"...the living – enjoy art by trans artists, actors, musicmakers; donate to trans orgs; read something by trans writers...."

Nov. 16, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Playback: Friday the 13th Reaps Austin Music
Joe Valentine, Ponty Bone, Fai Jow all pass on the same day
"...Drag, which quickly became a popular destination for Austin's musicmakers, including Laura Scarborough, Brad Houser, and Eldridge Goins, who..."

July 20, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Gay Place
Support our talented local queer artists this holiday season
"...Queer Up Charlies Return to the queering with musicmakers Popper Burns, Chris Conde, Dylan Reece, Cap'n Tits, and..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Tegan and Sara fill our pop culture void
"...Love You To Death Tour Lez twins and duo musicmakers Tegan and Sara return to Austin with a new..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Playback: Austin Record Convention's United Nations
Forget Record Store Day, the Austin Record Convention remains the biggest vinyl swap in the USA
"...the only place you'll find musicians at Palmer. Austin musicmakers stand on both sides of vendor tables: selling from..."

June 17, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Michelle Schumann and Graham Reynolds' Joyful Noise
For their new Austin Chamber Music Center collaboration, the pianist and composer crank up the reverb but good
"...Graham Reynolds, one of the live music capital's busiest musicmakers (Golden Hornet Project co-founder; frequent composer of scores for..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Paramount Theatre Turns 100
As the grande dame of Austin theatres turns 100, it matters more than ever
"...Dangerfield, Firesign Theatre to Cheech and Chong; and great musicmakers of all kinds, from John Prine to Laurie Anderson,..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: HAAM Payback
Austin music says thanks for saving our butt, HAAM
"...Alliance for Austin Musicians works to connect the city's musicmakers with health care opportunities. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, musicians..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Music Column

Playback: Austin Record Label Rendezvous
The Austin Record Label Flea Market bands together local imprints, while County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt tries to scatter mass gatherings such as Levitation
" is an opportunity to share inspiration with fellow musicmakers...."

June 19, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

How the Nez Was Won
Texan Monkees-tamer Michael Nesmith returns to the fold
"...time sitcom went off the air, their reputation as musicmakers has transcended the group's origins as actor-musicians recruited to..."

July 26, 2013 Music Feature by Scott Schinder

Peter Stopschinski CD Release
Live show celebrates "Now Would Be a Good Time" debut
"...qualities that excited him in the work of alt-classical musicmakers such as Bang on a Can's Todd Reynolds, Wilco's..."

May 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fast Forward Austin 3
New music marathon blows the roof off Scottish Rite today
"...– felt there needed to be a space for musicmakers whose work doesn't fit comfortably in the prescribed categories..."

April 6, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Playback: 2012-2013 Music Poll Ballot
Vote your local music conscience
" it off by telling us who the best musicmakers in town are via the 2012-13 Austin Music Poll...."

Jan. 18, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Angel Dance
Robert Plant & Patty Griffin put the Continental Club in the mood
"...› Local photographer Mathew Sturtevant's stunningly intimate portraits of musicmakers like Roky Erickson, Billy Gibbons, Billy Joe Shaver, and..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Pachuco Hop
Hanging with Joe King Carrasco in Puerto Vallarta
"...The station then enlisted a diverse group of local musicmakers – Adrian Quesada, Blaze, Graham Reynolds + Butcher Bear,..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: HAAM-er Time
Being a musician doesn't always come with a choice, and rarely includes health insurance, so HAAM Benefit Day remains paramount
"...of Slim Harpo's "Mailbox Blues." Tork was accompanied by MusicMakers' guitar wiz Lauren Ellis, who used to play in..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Lyric Opera's Stampede
The opera launches a festival to celebrate Austin's musical diversity
"...workshop on their respective styles of music open to musicmakers of every level. It supports the idea, Patterson says,..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM: For All Reasons
Terry Allen's music reflects the Lubbock mindset
"...cooks, cowboys, and especially from the town's artists – musicmakers such as Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Butch Hancock,..."

July 30, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Off the Record
The estate of Don Walser and Southbound's Lowkey both get their respective days in court
"...Studios, has remained largely unaffected. The company, which acquired Musicmakers Backline earlier this year, offers rental gear and rehearsal..."

June 4, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Recapping 2007 one list at a time

Jan. 4, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Kiddie Spree
Local curmudgeon and Style Avatar Stephen Moser takes a gaggle of tykes on the shopping trail. O-mi-god.
"...Musicmakers, 517-B S. Lamar, 444-6686..."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Kiddie Spree
Uncle Stephen & the Children Go Holiday Shopping
"...a rite of passage. Gig-Maker by Yamaha ($199.95) at Musicmakers...."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature

Classical Musicians and Their Instruments
In a photographic essay, Bret Brookshire captures on film some of the singular relationship that exists between classical musicians and their instruments.
" making them. There is a sensuality to these musicmakers that we aren't always able to perceive in the..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

1999-2000 Award Winners
"...4. MusicMakers Austin..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Youth in Crisis
"...Liberty Lunch's J'net Ward says that when she called Musicmakers with the news that the band would need to..."

July 9, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
The Outer Limits
"...there'll probably be another version." From his job at MusicMakers, Durham jokes that Kathy Zeigler (of the recently disbanded..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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