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October 14, 2021

Back Down Home

By: Laurie Gallardo

Songwriter and Wood and Wire frontman Tony Kamel presents a personal treasure on his latest solo album, Back Down Home, recorded at producer Bruce Robison’s all-analog studio and released via The Next Waltz label. There’s something free-flowing and inspiring about recording in that kind of environment, which created the perfect laid-back vibe for Kamel’s poetic connection to his roots. The music is imprinted with memories of life on Texas’ Gulf Coast.

Kamel celebrates the release of Back Down Home with two shows, tomorrow, Friday October 15, and Saturday October 16 at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Both nights include sets by The Tender Things, and Saturday night features a performance by songwriter Melissa Carper. Both shows are indoors. Please remember to bring your mask.


September 29, 2023

The Homecoming

Put this in your 2024 calendar, in case you missed out this year. On Sept. 21, Mayor Kirk Watson officially declared the day as David Shabani Day in the City of Austin, presenting Shabani with “a proclamation for their craft and work in the industry both locally and abroad.” This is meaningful for Shabani on […]


September 28, 2023


Truly a Renaissance man. No exaggeration. Songwriter. Musician. Multi-media artist – which you’ll know first hand if you’ve ever been to Mobley performance. And now, in the recent words of Jonny Jukebox, “Are you ready for the next level?” Mobley’s journey takes its next cue from a collection of demos titled Worktape, and that’s exactly […]


September 27, 2023

Black Rainbows

We’re all guilty of building up expectations. So, you might spin Corinne Bailey Rae‘s latest blazer Black Rainbows and find it something of a departure for Rae, in terms of a style that incorporates R&B, jazz and soul. This one gets loud, bold, experimental in many parts, powered by guitar and unapologetic vitality, all inspired […]