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August 29, 2023

Introducing Courtney Santana

By: Laurie Gallardo

This is an introduction, but the the fact is, you’ve probably heard Courtney Santana sing before. Many times. Take some wisdom from 20 Feet From Stardom and know this: You never know the fire behind the scenes. And now it’s time for the center stage.

Santana’s 35-year career spans across the entertainment industry, from live music to theater to dance. She’s a featured singer on more than 28 LPs and has performed with Hootie and The Blowfish, Robert Randolph, Jessie Dayton, Patrice Pike, Wendy Colonna, Nakia, Shinyribs…the list continues to grow. In addition to touring the globe with bands and as a solo artist, Santana has performed in musicals such as Dreamgirls, RENT and Porgy and Bess.

Santana, a member of Sonic Guild‘s Class of 2023-2024 artist nominees, is ready to release her debut solo album Epiphanies of A Butterfly next year. And before heading out to the She Rises Festival in Taos, NM at the end of this month, you can see her perform at 9:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday Aug. 29, at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul on S. Congress. Stick around for Grooveline Horns at 10:45 p.m.


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 […]