Austin Music Minute

Austin Music Minute

Musician and host Laurie Gallardo recaps tonight’s best bet for a great Austin music experience.

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May 24, 2022 2 min
Writer. Poet. Hip-hop artist. Spoken word performer. All of these things. Austin-based artist Chucky Blk tackles racism and the illusion, the fallacy, of the “American dream” with unflinching honesty on his 2020 release, A Scathing Critique of Current Affairs. Today’s AMM featured track, “Top of My List,” unfolds as an ode to seizing life by […]
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The long awaited world tour of Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Rós is underway, their first in nearly five years, and includes stops in Mexico, Japan, and Canada as well as the U.S. And the band’s been working on their next new studio album, the first since their 2013 release, Kveikur. Though the shows will spotlight […]
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May 21, 2022 2 min
More is on the way from Project Traction, the mentorship program founded by Public Hi-Fi owner Jim Eno (Spoon) to create more opportunities for women and non-binary producers and engineers. Megz Kelli (Magna Carda), Sara Houser (S.L. Houser) and Kam Franklin (The Suffers) are among the artists participating, and it’s provided an opportunity for making […]
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Presenting the perfect launch to your weekend. Time for the next round of Spaceflight Records‘ badass happy hour series, this week featuring Slomo Drags. Head over to Scholz Garten on San Jacinto Blvd. for the free, family-friendly show today, Friday May 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. And get connected to the brilliance that is Slomo […]
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May 19, 2022 2 min
When not shredding as Otis the Destroyer, songwriter and vocalist Taylor Wilkins does another kind of wicked shredding as Otis Wilkins, not necessarily the quieter of the two, but bringing a different vibe in the rock-pop realm – think ’60s and ’70s. To follow up “Charlene,” and 2019 singles “Joni Mitchell Was Punk” and “Shaker […]
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May 18, 2022 2 min
This is a fantastic end-of-(school)-year wrap-up for UT student-run station KVRX. The Far Out Finale puts the spotlight on three ATX bands you need to put on your radar: We’re talking self-described nerds embracing sci-fi, anime and unlimited musical styles. As a matter of fact, they have a name for their multi-genre music tastes and […]
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May 17, 2022 2 min
“Ruff-ruff goes the beagle to the terrier…“ It’s a singular line in “Eat the Wine, Drink the Bread.” It sticks to the mind. But are you one to break down a song to decipher some kind of meaning? You could, in this case, but it’ll leave you more puzzled. Destroyer songwriter and vocalist Dan Bejar […]
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May 16, 2022 2 min
Time for some face-melting, and on this occasion, it’s badassery from New York City. SUSU comes from a meeting of super powers, Liza Colby (Liza Colby Sound) and Kia Warren (Revel In Dimes), at a moment in their careers when their bands joined together for a series of one-off performances. The energy was so cohesive, […]
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It was a mammoth undertaking pulling together Artists For the Betterment of Kids at the Border, now in its second year. Austin oil artist Sandy Martinez worked diligently alongside Redlands, CA-based nonprofit The Artlands and East Austin creative space/recording studio The Electric Church to keep building momentum. Even in the days leading up to this […]
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May 13, 2022 1 min
It’s your lucky day. No, for real. The AMM is giving you an early heads-up about a slammer this weekend in South Austin. Presenting the triple threat on one killer bill: ATX-based rap artist The Teeta, rapper/songwriter Wes Denzel (“Don’t Change” is featured on today’s AMM), and San Antonio rap artist (and YFM Records founder) […]
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New Orleans-born ATX duo THEBROSFRESH (yes, that would be The Brothers Fresh) is the creation of actual brothers Torrence and Thurman Thomas. Los hermanos Thomas actually grew up in the town of Geismar, LA, located just between NOLA and Baton Rouge, bringing a rich musical history they draw much of their inspiration from. But THEBROSFRESH […]
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May 11, 2022 1 min
Es la banda gigante, in every sense of the word. Recent KUTX Studio 1A guests Orquesta Akokán released 16 Rayos last year on Daptone Records, the sensational follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2018 self-titled debut. These talented musicians from Havana and New York, numbering 12 in all (a cozy Studio 1A fit) and led by Cuban […]
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May 10, 2022 2 min
It’s mystical. Your mind is transported to very specific memories that Little Mazarn summons forth with a whisper. Through minimal instrumental arrangement, songwriter Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston seem to evoke emotion with sensations of the natural world; it could be a soft breeze, a babbling brook, the crunch of the path beneath one’s feet, […]
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May 9, 2022 2 min
GARZA produces an overall experience that isn’t simply a music performance. The multi-media sensory exploration is the brainchild of Rob Garza, one half of electronic duo Thievery Corporation, who wanted to experiment with a collaborative approach but expand it more broadly across musical genres and artistic expression. It’s an all-encompassing design, utilizing visual artists, producers, […]
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This was a difficult Austin Music Minute to produce. But here it is. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of knowing Daniel Sahad has at least one lovely memory to share, if not several. The multi-talented, charismatic front man of Nané had boundless energy, both onstage and off. His presence would instantly fill a room. And […]
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If you, like your Austin Music Minute host, follow the adventures of one Garrett T. Capps, the San Antonio music man and Lonesome Rose proprietor who rolls Tex-Mex rock like no other, you’re very familiar with his genuine love of conjunto, Norteño and Tejano, and the pioneering artists who continue to inspire musicians of all […]
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May 4, 2022 2 min
The AMM selected “Can’t Cool Me Down” from Carseat Headrest‘s Making A Door Less Open for today’s feature, but the band’s 2022 tour includes a limited CD release of two compilation collections, MADLO: Remixes and MADLO: Influences, available only at their shows. Car Seat Headrest brings their tour to Austin for a show tonight, Wednesday […]
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A lot of folks in Austin (and beyond) recognize the frog, and its friendly greeting: “Hi, How Are You?” The benevolent, alien-like froggy face went from obscure art by the late Daniel Johnston to an iconic image after millions saw Kurt Cobain, a big Johnston fan, sporting the design on a t-shirt. (Extra nerd alert […]
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May 2, 2022 2 min
Lindsay Jordan takes us through the varying stages of love – namely the maelstrom of emotions in the not-so-lucky-in-love department – on Valentine, the second LP by Snail Mail. The narrative winds through the grief, unrequited feelings, burning desire…all in bigger, broader pop strokes, and Jordan’s incredible voice revealing a soul that’s weathered the hellish […]
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April 30, 2022 2 min
  Finally. It took a couple of years (thanks a lot, stupid Covid), but it’s officially here. After an extended delay, KUTX April Artist of the Month Buffalo Hunt is celebrating the release of Ambitions of Ambiguity with a release show tonight, Saturday April 30, at the new location of The Parish, 501 Brushy St. […]
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