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July 11, 2020

Best of Many Worlds

By: Laurie Gallardo

Atlas Maior‘s music is essentially a love letter. The Austin band’s continued exploration of maqamat (Middle Eastern modal system), combined with multiple and often improvisational international musical traditions, makes the entire experience so engaging. Indian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and American Jazz all pulsate through the veins of every Atlas Maior melody, rhythm and instrumentation.

Imagine opening for artists like Vieux Farka Touré, Kaki King and Tal National, but just as special is performing right alongside artists you admire. This weekend provides such an opportunity when Atlas Maior joins musician, singer and collaborator Ali Pervez Mehdi for a live stream show starting at 2 p.m. (Central) tomorrow, Sunday July 12, on Atlas Maior’s Facebook and Instagram.

-Photo of Ali Pervez Mehdi by Jay Jayasuriya.


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.