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October 4, 2022

Heart Races

By: Laurie Gallardo

It’s excitement mixed with a feeling of losing one’s footing. Questions race through the mind. What’s going on here? Flora and Fawna songwriter/lead vocalist Lili Hickman captures fleeting moments of pleasure mingled with angst in “Never Mine,” as the young narrator navigates an emotional rollercoaster while struggling with their identity. Hickman explains that the song was written through a nostalgic lens, recalling their first queer interaction with a married woman. But no regrets are lingering.

“Feeling important to someone with more experience, feeling the rush of what you thought was mere questioning, is something I will never regret or forget,” Hickman says. “It’s hard to know who was in the wrong when the experience is core to who I am today. I’m glad to see now years later there is no hard line.”

Flora and Fawna perform tonight, Tuesday Oct. 4, opening for Canadian-American artist Grandson at the Scoot Inn on E. 4th. Doors open at 7 p.m.


September 29, 2023

The Homecoming

Put this in your 2024 calendar, in case you missed out this year. On Sept. 21, Mayor Kirk Watson officially declared the day as David Shabani Day in the City of Austin, presenting Shabani with “a proclamation for their craft and work in the industry both locally and abroad.” This is meaningful for Shabani on […]


September 28, 2023


Truly a Renaissance man. No exaggeration. Songwriter. Musician. Multi-media artist – which you’ll know first hand if you’ve ever been to Mobley performance. And now, in the recent words of Jonny Jukebox, “Are you ready for the next level?” Mobley’s journey takes its next cue from a collection of demos titled Worktape, and that’s exactly […]


September 27, 2023

Black Rainbows

We’re all guilty of building up expectations. So, you might spin Corinne Bailey Rae‘s latest blazer Black Rainbows and find it something of a departure for Rae, in terms of a style that incorporates R&B, jazz and soul. This one gets loud, bold, experimental in many parts, powered by guitar and unapologetic vitality, all inspired […]