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August 22, 2022

Bear Songs

By: Laurie Gallardo

Austin-based songwriter Bear Ryan was born in Arlington, TX, the youngest of four children. Music was a part of her life, though it wasn’t through music lessons. Instead, Ryan absorbed all the music her family listened to – old vinyl, eight-tracks, and cassette tapes of everything from The Beach Boys to John Denver, Frank Sinatra to Led Zeppelin. From then on, the musical discovery kept coming – early blues, country, bluegrass, rock, and a passion for raw, unpolished sounds. The grit and grime don’t need cleaning up. The simplicity makes the deepest impact. Less is more. And if you happen to ask, Ryan will describe the sound she crafts as “git-down music.”

Get some of that git-down. Bear Ryan performs a set at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday August 22, at Sagebrush, 5500 S. Congress Ave. Then get your dose of cowgirl circus music with Tiger Alley at 10 p.m. Fiddle, guitar, singin’ and tigers. Not bad for a Monday night. Not bad at all.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.