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March 28, 2022

Hard Luck Song Swap at Sagebrush

By: Laurie Gallardo

Today’s Austin Music Minute heaps praises upon the ATX host-with-the-most, Denis O’Donnell, and rightly so. The proprietor of South Austin venue Sagebrush, O’Donnell is also a musician (East Cameron Folk Core 4-lyfe, and don’t leave out The Bread), big time music lover and music supporter, and all-around badass. And he’s continuing something of a tradition that began at his former E. 7th St. dive, Hard Luck Lounge. Annnd, in case you missed it: Shout-outs and praises are also in order for fellow musician/all-around badass who kept that swap lit and kicked it up several notches, Tate Mayeux (Mayeux and Broussard), leading those much-beloved Tater Tuesdays like a family affair.

The Hard Luck Song Swap now has a home every Tuesday night at Sagebrush, and this week, O’Donnell brings out the upright bass to host performances by Bear Ryan (featured on today’s AMM), Nick Fong (Loteria), and Lou Lewis (Rattlesnake Milk). The show starts at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday March 29, at Sagebrush.

Bear Ryan’s new single “Sugarfoot” is out now.


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.