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December 12, 2020

Havin’ A Ball

By: Laurie Gallardo

Limitations brought about by the pandemic led to a lot of…reimagining. How the hell would music artists get their creations into the world without being able to tour? Socially-distanced shows not always being an option, the vigorous reinvention time gave way to the livestream.

Local nonprofit Black Fret also did some serious reorganizing of their live music events into livestream concerts – including their annual Black Fret Ball. Nothing was going to stop this year’s ball, and “pandemic be damned,” in the words of Black Fret cofounder Matt Ott.

With careful planning, preparation, and social distance protocol in order for recording performances, the Black Fret Ball is ready to go, featuring all twenty Black Fret artist nominees for this year. That includes Bayonne, Cilantro Boombox, Moving Panoramas, Alesia Lani, Altamesa, Croy and The Boys, Think No Think, Henry Invisible (featured on today’s AMM), Sir Woman, Darkbird, Carrie Rodriguez, DOSSEY, The Belle Sounds, Ali Holder, Sam Houston And Blk Odyssy, Nané and more.

Dress in your sparkly best and party with Black Fret online at the virtual Black Fret Ball, starting at 7 p.m. (Central) tonight, Saturday Dec. 12, on YouTube and Facebook.


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 […]