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August 20, 2021

BLK Portrait

By: Laurie Gallardo

It took nearly two years for Sam Houston to find the right language – the right voice – to express his vision. But this is no mere vision. This is about reality.

-Photography by Rashad White.

It was two years’ worth of Houston meticulously crafting, exploring, redoing, and piecing together the raw emotions of one’s internal perspective made more outwardly visible, BLK ODYSSY‘s BLK Vintage. Houston said it best in his recent interview with The Breaks‘ Fresh Knight: Working on the new LP opened the floodgates, lifted a tremendous weight from his shoulders, “…the pain, triumph and adversity and consolidated it into something for people to have a new viewpoint of life for a Black American man.”

The KUTX August Artist of the Month celebrates the release of the new album with a show tonight, Friday August 20, at The Parish, 214 E. St. And frankly, it’s a dream bill with Eimaral Sol and Daniel Fears. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Please remember to bring your mask.


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.