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October 20, 2023

Get It

By: Laurie Gallardo

AMM Oct. 20 2023 – Tomar and The FCs at C-Boy’s.
Tomar and The FCs

AMM fave “Enough is Enough” from Rise Above by Tomar and The FCs is today’s featured track, but make sure to add the sensational “New Way” to your library, a single that’s turning 1 year old this weekend. Another burner with killer horns and Tomar Williams killing it on vocals, as always.

Music is a family affair for Williams. He started his career with his family’s bands in the late ‘80s along the Chitlin Circuit, and though the young Williams had never performed before, he carried a natural ability that shined immediately. He picked up various instruments with an instinct and versatility that was mind-blowing, in addition to having a voice beyond his years. In the early 2000’s, Williams and brother Salih became more involved in the production and songwriting end of music, but it was clear that those vocals belonged front and center. Tomar and the FCs was launched in 2015, a far different time from Williams’ first Austin gig in ’86-’87 with his sibs at a place called the Cave Club at 7th and Red River. But that award-winning voice was better than ever and ready to go.

It’s a show that must be experienced live. Tomar and the FCs takes over C-Boy’s Heart and Soul at 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night, sharing the bill with Go Machine this evening, and with The Soul Supporters tomorrow.


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.