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September 24, 2022

Awaken the Heart

By: Laurie Gallardo

The Austin Music Minute‘s introduction to the artistry of Iram Reyes began with Ex Romantika. As band leader and trumpet player, Reyes turned up the horns and ignited the Latin funk fire on their multiple releases, including the band’s first LP, Latin Funk Konnection. They also drew national attention with their NPR All Songs Considered Tiny Desk Concert performance of “Grand Candela,” named after the towering memorial in El Paso, TX honoring the victims of a 2019 mass shooting at a local Walmart.

These days, Reyes continues his work as a solo artist, producer, engineer and proprietor of Bad Hombre Studios. Following a handful of solo releases including “Waves” and “Awaken the Heart” (featured on today’s AMM), there are plans for a solo album release sometime this fall. The all-star list of guest artists includes frequent contributors like Jake Lloyd, Daniel Fears, JaRon Marshall, PhonSOUL, Mike Melinoe, and SICK ThoTS, as well as flutist Margery Lucio and saxophonist Eric Gonzalez.

Iram Reyes is on the line-up at a show tonight, Saturday Sept. 24, at Swan Dive, 615 Red River, along with Louisiana-born drummer Cazayoux and ATX artist Dodo. Doors at 9 p.m.


October 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]