June 7, 2023


Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

The title of Abraham Alexander’s debut release SEA/SONS suggests a couple of things. There’s definitely a reflection of the time he spent growing up in Greece by the seaside with his brothers, before relocating to Texas. And then, the idea of seasons – not so much about the weather, but the changes in our lives. The album takes the listener on a raw emotional journey through loving tributes to his family, loss and grief, the struggle of injustice, and the determination to remain in light despite the darkness.

Following a performance in KUTX’s Studio 1A, Abraham Alexander has a show tonight, Wednesday June 7, at Antone’s, with special guest Madi Davis opening. Doors at 7 p.m.

June 6, 2023

I Don’t Know My Words

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

Anand Wilder

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anand Wilder (Yeasayer) released his debut solo LP I Don’t Know My Words last year, a revelatory glimpse into his existence during the pandemic. During his isolation, memories of the music he grew up with – Cat Stevens, The Beatles – songs that his mother played at the house, came flooding back. Wilder describes the writing process for the album as translating the musical mood of his childhood for his own family today.

Anand Wilder performs tomorrow night, Wednesday June 7, at Mohawk on the indoor stage. Austin folk rock outfit Large Brush Collection opens the show. Doors at 7 p.m.

Large Brush Collection

June 5, 2023

I Want More

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

This is not goodbye forever. It’s merely a relocation. At least, it is for those of us who deeply appreciate Jim Eno‘s work behind the scenes, and undoubtedly the vital role he’s played in an incredible band with a reach far beyond Austin. The AMM’s just gonna be blunt and say: It sucks when one of your favorite people moves away, but it’s just another chapter in the story.

So, you may have heard by now that Eno is making the move back to his home state, Rhode Island. Looking back at everything he’s done, you’ll notice he plays it low key and does his thing without much fanfare or attention. The co-founder and drummer of Spoon is also a highly respected producer who’s worked with a ton of artists at his studio Public Hi-Fi, and he’s the founder of Project Traction, a mentorship boosting the careers of female and non-binary musicians in production and recording.

Naturally, a badass like this deserves a big sendoff party, and that’s exactly what Eno’s getting – though he’d probably insist on people not making a fuss. I WANT MORE: A Salute to Jim Eno + Public Hi-Fi happens tonight, Monday June 5, at Antone’s. Doors at 7 p.m., and it’s a super secret line-up only to be revealed at the show. Even Jim doesn’t know who’s playing. Proceeds from the celebration support Project Traction.

Speaking of which, today’s AMM features a Project Traction single produced by The SuffersKam Franklin and performed by The Vapor Caves, “Sacrifice.” It’s inspiring to see this idea grow and evolve into a game-changer. There’s more on the way. And from your AMM host, a woman and producer, endless gratitude and respect for the person who launched the program, and continues to be an inspiration himself. Thanks, Jim.