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December 7, 2019

Have You Been To…

By: Laurie Gallardo

It’s the faded light at dusk, perhaps a soft amber glow, but one that’s quickly dissipating. The vast expanse before you, in its marked silence, turns you inward. The surroundings may be peaceful, almost impossibly still, but the mind is erupting. This is the evocation of Wire Mountain

It’s the sixth studio album by recent Studio 1A guest Will Johnson, the first to be released on Austin-based label Keeled Scales, with a collection of compelling performances contributed by Jon Dee Graham (lap steel, electric guitar), Thor Harris (percussion) and folk duo Little Mazarn – including backing vocals by Lindsey Verrill that add extra dimension to the LP’s enigmatic air.

Don’t miss Will Johnson’s album release show tonight at the Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe, in the Texas Union building on the UT campus. Doors at 8 p.m., and the evening starts out with a performance by William Harries Graham.

Get there early to catch it all. This one comes very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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 […]