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 8, 2021 2 min
This IS a fabulous Saturday, music lover. And once again, Love and Lightstream brings the awesomeness with the socially-distanced Lightstream Backyard Concert Series this evening. highlighting two outstanding artists: –“Spirit is contagious / Think I’ve come down with you…” Starting out the night is Austin-based singer/songwriter Daniel Fears, and on today’s AMM you heard “Windows” […]
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To clarify, Buffalo Nichols is the solo moniker of songwriter Carl Nichols, one half of renown folk duo Nickel & Rose. (Today’s featured AMM track is a live pop-up session, busker style, of Nichols performing “Life Goes On.”) No matter what genre Nichols has ever played, he always finds his heart returning to the acoustic […]
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May 6, 2021 2 min
What a glorious night this will be! Some would go so far as to say, “Phenomenal.” That’s the latest tune invading your spontaneous dance moves from galactic funk warriors Golden Dawn Arkestra. If you’ve had the pleasure of seeing them perform, you are well familiar with the psyched-up swirl of color, movement and wildly joyous […]
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May 5, 2021 2 min
New month, more bands! Austin label Spaceflight Records continues its happy hour live music series with more awesome artists from the Spacefight roster. All shows are scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Of course, it’s socially-distanced for your safety; masks required. Make plans for a quality […]
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May 4, 2021 2 min
If you happen to follow J Soulja on Instagram, then you know. A lot of work went into this production, and now the Austin-based artist is ready to share it with the world. Behind the Song Live! is an interactive and immersive livestream experience via Safehouse highlighting up-and-coming artists, offering insight on their inspirations and […]
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May 3, 2021 2 min
The 2020 Project ATX6 crew was ready for more adventures, following their incredible stint in Thailand to play the Jai Thep Festival. The Austin-based nonprofit showcases ATX musical talent in different parts of the world, and the next stop would be Brighton, England for The Great Escape. -Photography by Kate Blaising. Then…COVID, like that stupid […]
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May 1, 2021 2 min
The emotional presence alone may move you to tears. David Ramirez’s latest EP Backslider, a collection of seven traditional spiritual hymns, commands a moment of stillness as Ramirez’s vocals make a powerful entrance, a direct line from a soul still searching. This evening, Ramirez gathers friends together for a Revival. He’ll be joined onstage by […]
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April 30, 2021 2 min
In a word, it’s incredible, like delving into another sonic universe. Granted, same planet, but different data. But leave it to The Octopus Project to become immersed in the sounds…of mushrooms. (Okay, so technically, it would be the electrical fluctuations emerging from them.) Over the past year, Yvonne Lambert and Josh Lambert have collected biodata […]
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Your Austin Music Minute maven has it on excellent authority that you need to brace for impact at the next Lightstream Backyard Concert. Love and Lightstream‘s latest music series has two Austin bands on this weekend’s bill that will remind you just how badly you’ve missed live music: -It’s just you, me and the boatman, […]
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April 27, 2021 2 min
The Austin Music Minute is giving you early notice about some very cool performances this week at South Austin hot spot Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Menchaca Rd., all socially-distanced for your safety, and all great artists. Seriously, don’t sleep on these: -A double header featuring the eye-wateringly beautiful music of Little Mazarn, and badass […]
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April 26, 2021 2 min
Having a film score performed live at a screening makes it all the more electrifying – and, in the case of reimagining the silent western The Return of Draw Egan, even more hysterically funny. With a script rewritten by Mac Blake and Carlos LaRotta (Master Pancake Theater), the lively tale was given proper treatment with […]
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April 24, 2021 2 min
Today the AMM offers another badass Saturday night rec from Native Hostel, 807 E. 4th St. Doors open early at 5 p.m., and the music starts at 6 p.m. with The Cuckoos, followed by Dayeater at 7 p.m., and wrapping up with a solo set by Christian Bland (The Black Angels, Christian Bland and The […]
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April 23, 2021 2 min
It’s another one for the books, yet another stellar night at Sagebrush with an Austin Music Minute favorite making a Sagebrush debut. Perfection. If you’ve had the pleasure of seeing Tomar and the FCs do their thing at a live show, then you know. Join Tomar and crew for a blast when they play tomorrow […]
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April 22, 2021 2 min
Another on-fire line-up this Saturday night, April 24, at Empire Control Room and Garage, 606 E. 7th St,, including a bit of Spaceflight Records reppin’. Check it: -If a “Simple Love Song” plays while the sky is falling, the earth is burning, and the end is nigh, does it make a sound? Of course it […]
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April 21, 2021 2 min
Late January marked the release of Erin Ivey‘s LP Solace In the Wild, and the totally swoon-worthy “Where Have You Been All My Life?” landed a spot on the KUTX Song of the Day. Ivey’s striking vocals tend to evoke a myriad of feels simultaneously:  Swoons, sadness, sultriness; love overflow and lingering loss. Taking a […]
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April 20, 2021 2 min
Houston-born singer/songwriter/self-taught multi-instrumentalist Luisa Lopez reveres the Southern roots of her mother’s side of the family, but writes the kind of music meant to transcend any borders, geographically or otherwise. Don’t fence it in. The influences run the spectrum, and Lopez delights in keeping the listener on their toes. Lopez grew up listening to a […]
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April 19, 2021 2 min
The proof is in the performance. If you’ve followed Carrie Rodriguez‘ incredible journey with Laboratorio at the Cactus Cafe, you know. Every single show awakens a new magic, thanks to the talent converging to make it happen. At the helm, Rodriguez puts one hundred percent heart and soul into the endeavor. This is what it […]
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April 15, 2021 2 min
It’s adventure time. Reason 2 Rhyme Music hosts the three-day event An Epic Music Adventure, an entire weekend of socially-distanced live music performances kicking off this Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18, at Kenny Dorhams Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St. -Friday, April 16: Doors at 6 p.m. Featuring Geto Gala (Jake Lloyd and Deezie […]
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April 14, 2021 2 min
Picture it: Flowers on fire, the heart versus the earthly horror, swooning in the midst of Armageddon… Is there really such a thing as a simple love long when you face the world’s collapse?? Sure. Just keep dancing. “Simple Love Song” is the track by Urban Heat, featured on today’s AMM. And Urban Heat is […]
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April 13, 2021 1 min
As some venues cautiously make a return to live music, with social distancing in place, the second Long Play Lounge location is also getting in a few live sets this week. Long Play East, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez (the former Stay Gold location) is keeping it laid back with Austin-based duo Eastern Leaves and a […]
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