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May 6, 2022

Celebrating the Life of Daniel Sahad

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography by Dave Creaney.

This was a difficult Austin Music Minute to produce. But here it is.

Anyone who’s had the pleasure of knowing Daniel Sahad has at least one lovely memory to share, if not several. The multi-talented, charismatic front man of Nané had boundless energy, both onstage and off. His presence would instantly fill a room. And his love and support of others was genuine. His colleagues in the Austin music community felt it. Even if you weren’t privy to any of this on social media, you sensed it in real life when you met the man. Sahad was a treasure. Nané was poised for bigger things. Those vocals belonged to a superstar.

Then, the news hit quite abruptly. Sahad’s sudden passing left the community reeling in disbelief. So much more to hear, see and experience from the burgeoning artist was gone in a flash. However, that light will never really go out. The music and those damn vocals, like all the memories, are eternal in their radiance.

Tonight, you’re invited to join some outstanding Austin talent in celebration of Sahad at a memorial benefit show at Empire Garage on E. 7th. Performing this evening: BLK ODYSSY, Sir Woman, Animals on TV, The Bright Light Social Hour, James Robinson, Quentin and The Pastlives, Primo, and Rod Gator. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7 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 […]