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August 12, 2023

An Invite From the Empress

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photo: Erica Rich.

As if you needed an invitation. You know Tameca Jones is a spectacular performer, and this is one of tonight’s must-see shows at Antone’s. Austin’s empress of soul started out as lead vocalist/songwriter for 8 Million Stories before making a big splash of her own as a solo artist – which includes guest vocals on Gary Clark Jr.‘s powerful narrative The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, a grand debut at the 2015 ACL Fest, and getting the attention of Billboard and Esquire, in addition to an Austin Music Award, for that dynamic voice.

It’s been one hell of a journey so far, and it’s only the beginning. Jones headlines tonight’s Antone’s show with a fabulous bill featuring Riders Against the Storm and a set by R&B/soul outfit Motenko. Doors at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.



September 22, 2023

Crew Vs. Crew

In any exploration of the origins of bboy subculture and its crucial role in the development of hip-hop, one of the best rabbit holes to dive into is the work of Bronx street photographer Ricky Flores. The stark black and white imagery from these formative years carries a unique fluidity and exuberance, but Flores was […]


September 21, 2023

Gather Round

If you know, you know. Interestingly, it took a friend originally from Alabama/Tennessee to explain it to your Austin Music Minute host. In addition to any shows presented by Eastside Kings Festival at various locations, Skylark Lounge is the spot to witness incredible blues shows. And it’s the spot where the Austin Blues Society Gathering […]


September 20, 2023

Faces of ACL

Overwhelming. ACL Fest 2023 is literally only a few weeks – really, days – away. How the hell does the time fly by so quickly? But today’s AMM has details about a special ACL Fest retrospective, from the eye of a wonderful Austin photographer. Perhaps your AMM host’s opinion is slightly skewered for various reasons, […]