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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 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.