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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 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.