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February 3, 2023

Change of Heart

By: Laurie Gallardo

Sure, you can credit the ‘shrooms for Margo Price‘s most inspired songwriting moments on her latest LP Strays, if you like. Price and husband Jeremy Ivey wrote the new album while trippin’ during a trip in South Carolina, the ideas flowing like waterfalls after a torrential downpour.

But this songwriting marks the arrival of a different energy from Price, as someone sagely observing life’s upheavals and changes from an enlightened P.O.V., thanks to personal experience and an empathetic soul. It’s also incredible to hear Price’s band, the same band that’s been with her since before Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (2016, via Third Man Records), expanding upon a sound they built together, as Price collaborates with Sharon Van Etten, Lucius, and guitarist Mike Campbell (The Heartbreakers) to push her creativity further. She puts it this way: “You get stuck in the same patterns of thinking, the same loops of addiction. But there comes a point where you just have to say, ‘I’m going to be here, I’m going to enjoy it, and I’m not going to put so much stock into checking the boxes for everyone else.’ I feel more mature in the way that I write now, I’m on more than just a search for large crowds and accolades. I’m trying to find what my soul needs.”

As part of KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series, KUTX presents Margo Price tonight, Friday Feb. 3, now at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Doors at 8 p.m., with Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country opening the show.


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.