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A Pickin’ Party, a Big Squeeze, and Mother’s Day Music Are This Week's Crucial Concerts
Some recommended sounds for your week
"...While the Old Settler’s Music Festival sorts itself out with a..."

May 10, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Civil War
Stunning near-future drama about combat journalists
"...Civil War is not the film you think it is. The trailers. The initial,..."

April 12, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Madeleine Leigh, HONK TX, and Eclipse Mania Leads Our Crucial Concerts
Find some sounds to match the celestial sights this week
"...Invited recently to the Austin Music Commission, yours truly testified about journalism and..."

April 5, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Dinosaur Jr., Flo Milli, Estevie, and More Reviews From Thursday of SXSW
Standout sets from the clusterfest
"...always create a downtown muddle, Thursday felt particularly active. Open-to-the-public offerings of headliners the Black Keys and Dinosaur Jr...."

March 15, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

SXSW Film Review: Civil War
Alex Garland enters the battlefield of combat zone journalism
"...Civil War is not the film you think it is. The trailers. The initial,..."

March 14, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Teezo Touchdown, Arny Margret, and More Reviews From Tuesday of SXSW
Standout sets to kick off the big music week
"...Reuniting audiences on the second official day of SXSW Music certainly had plenty..."

March 13, 2024 Music Post by Derek Udensi

30 Breakout Music Acts to See in Austin This Week
Your guide to SXSW's buzziest artists, both official and unofficial
"...Any Austin-based or Austin-headed music fan worth their salt starts encountering the same line of questioning come..."

March 11, 2024 SXSW Post by Rachel Rascoe

Crypta, Cherubs, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Must-see shows for the weekend and beyond
"...Thursday 15 – Friday 16, Hotel Vegas..."

Feb. 16, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Qmmunity: Brrr, It’s Cold in Here
Shake off the icicles and step out on the gay Austin streets with these queer events
"...Hello to all the girls, gays, and theys out there who've braved last..."

Jan. 19, 2024 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: The RuPaul Express
Join the Ru-volution in Austin at one of our local Drag Race watch parties
"...fave local queer hangouts last Friday with a brand-new lineup of queens vying for Ru-proval. Missed the first train?..."

Jan. 12, 2024 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: Babe to Babe Communication
Founder Kelsea, aka DJ Hip Stir, talks about the origins and future of femme and nonbinary DJ community BABE ATX
"...to put more great femme and nonbinary DJs behind the turntables...."

Jan. 5, 2024 Column by James Scott

Made In Makes Farewell, Tiny Grocer Champions the Dry, the Loren Brings Midnite Bagel, Uchiba Goes (Briefly) Nashville, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...– as wrangled from numerous PR releases, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings...."

Jan. 3, 2024 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: Homoscopes for the Holidays
Find the queer New Year’s event that’s best for your sign
"...Oh, boy: 2023 has one foot out the door, and 2024 is already knocking. If you're like..."

Dec. 29, 2023 Column

Far-Right Pro-Natal Conference Will Proceed in Austin as Planned
Line Hotel hosting anti-democracy, pseudoscientific speakers
"...The Natal Conference is still happening. This weekend, a group..."

Dec. 1, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Qmmunity: Transitioning to the Big Screen
For Qmmunity Editor James Scott’s birthday, and Transgender Awareness Week, five trans movie recommendations
"...myself – "My name is James Scott, and I'm the guy who answers your messages on Instagram, so be..."

Nov. 17, 2023 Column by James Scott

The Only All-Woman-Owned-and-Brewed Beer in Austin Takes Root
Lass Haüs Ales is all woman
"...a brew day in June, Kris Carpenter was on the floor. She was a human ruler in pink rain..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Food Feature by Christina Garcia

The Eugenic Circus Comes to Town
A Downtown hotel is hosting a natalist, eugenics-aligned conference in December. Why Austin?
"...A conference is coming to the shores of Lady Bird Lake next month that hopes..."

Nov. 3, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Qmmunity: Season of the Homoscopes
Change is the name of the game this week in Austin’s queer event horoscopes
"...Scorpio. What does that mean? Honestly, I don't know. Other than knowing my sun, moon, and rising signs (for..."

Nov. 3, 2023 Column by James Scott

Security Guard Nearly Killed in Machete Attack Urges Stronger Social Safety Net
Police union blames prosecutors
"...is that when it was happening, it was like the Titanic. Everybody was just eating and I was bleeding..."

Oct. 27, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Austin’s Best Breweries of 2023, Power-Ranked
Top of the Hops VIII, baby!
"...Click here to jump straight to the brewery rankings...."

Oct. 10, 2023 Food Post by Eric Puga

Qmmunity: Queer Comedy Pipeline
Ivy Le talks the impact of Tongue in Cheek, a queer comedy open mic providing fertile ground for Austin's LGBTQ comics
"...strange situation faced Ivy Le and Aira Juliet at the start of 2022. Their desire to produce a live..."

Sept. 29, 2023 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: Making It Ourselves
Examples of queer creativity abound in Austin, Texas
"...Creation is what being queer is all about, whether that's written, sung, or sculpted. Here's three examples of..."

Sept. 22, 2023 Column by James Scott

Austin's Hip-Hop Pioneers, in Their Own Words
The Austin History Center-archived rappers and industry innovators share stories
"...broadcast this year, Blake works as an archivist at the Austin History Center. His curiosity aligned with the center's..."

Sept. 15, 2023 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Roxane Gay, Tim O’Brien Join Texas Book Festival Lineup
Full author roster revealed for November fest
"...The Texas State Capitol is currently playing host to an..."

Sept. 13, 2023 Arts Post by Kimberley Jones

Qmmunity: The Gay Place Rides Again
Original Chron legend Kate X Messer talks "Qmmunity"/"The Gay Place" origins
"...In the mid-Aughts, young Austin Chronicle journo Kate X Messer approached..."

Sept. 1, 2023 Column by James Scott

What Hole in the Wall's Freshly Inked 20-Year Lease Means for Other At-Risk Venues
The Iconic Venue Fund plans to dish out more aid, but needs time, additional funds
"...On August 15, the Austin Monitor reported that Hole in the Wall had..."

Aug. 25, 2023 Music Feature by Genevieve Wood

Qmmunity: A Creative Storm Front
Front Festival hits Austin with a storm of great creative showcases over Labor Day weekend
"...that is. (Sorry to all those hoping for rain.) The Front Festival, a gathering/celebration of women and LGBTQ creators,..."

Aug. 25, 2023 Column by James Scott

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A DAWA benefit, A Giant Dog album release, and a country showcase headline our recommended Austin shows
"...Shows have been fundraising for various causes since 2009. The next installment benefits DAWA, which provides financial support for..."

Aug. 18, 2023 Music Column by Adam Cherian

Bringing Maui Relief, Revealing Nando’s PERi-PERi, Celebrating L'Oca d'Oro, Chilling at Hotel San Jose, How to Get a Free Ice Cream Sandwich from Tiff’s Treats, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...– as wrangled from numerous PR releases, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings...."

Aug. 16, 2023 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Jordan Moser's August residency, a pair of Millers, and more recommended Austin shows
"...Jordan Moser’s August Residency Hole in the Wall, Tuesday 1..."

July 28, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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