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August 18, 2021


By: Laurie Gallardo

-Photography by Barry Gomez.

The musical roots run deep for Austin native Sheila, who learned to play music during her childhood visits to family in Nicaragua. Now the 24-year-old self-taught guitarist and songwriter draws inspiration from the likes of Rosalia, Kali Uchis and one of her earliest influences, Selena, on her outstanding debut LP Chilita. She’s brings the R&B, dream pop, soul, funk – and even a ’90s vibe coursing through the mix of badass beats.

Sheila next performance is coming up tomorrow night, Thursday August 19, at The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. The line-up includes Midnight Navy and Grace Sorensen. Doors open at 7 p.m. – and please don’t forget to bring your mask.


September 26, 2023

Miles and Miles

Put the go-to retro label aside for a minute. The Heavy Heavy moves beyond that with a multi-layered ‘60s sound on their debut EP Life and Life Only. The way Georgie Fuller and Will Turner channel psych and mod influences with folk and soul in a timeless shimmer feels more instinctive than imitative. Then again, […]


September 25, 2023

Zachariah…And Pamela Anderson

Truth be told, your nerdy AMM host is drooling like a goblin over Hyperreal Film Club‘s upcoming scary October screenings at Hotel Vegas. This Austin-based film lovers’ club, formed in 2016, does badass pop-up screenings of independent films of every genre at various spots around town, and provides a platform for guest columnists to write […]


September 23, 2023


The humor is just as beautiful as the damn album, and the album is gorgeous. It starts as soon as you drop the needle on “Girls Bugging Me” on BOOTCUT. You clearly hear Afie Jurvanen, better known as Nova Scotia-based artist Bahamas, attempting to record something, but his young daughters are not having it. “…Can […]