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October 11, 2023

Life As Art

By: Laurie Gallardo

This is the definition of an all-around badass. Anastasia Hera picks up where frustration or despair would’ve left off. Her philosophy? “Life as art.”

Feeling passionately about rap since her childhood, Hera focused on developing this love of her favorite music into a signature style that doesn’t adhere to just one genre. Facing single motherhood and a variety of challenges along the way, Hera’s resilience helped her power through to become the rap artist, producer, teacher, actress, and successful entrepreneur she is today. In addition to founding the non-profit CAKE (Creativity Abundance Knowledge Elevation) in 2015, which provides support for women and girls in music, Hera launched her company HERA Tropical Rum in 2021.

Don’t miss Anastasia Hera at the next Skylab, a music industry social presented by Spaceflight Records tomorrow evening, Thursday Oct. 12, at Scholz Garten on San Jacinto Blvd. It’s an early free show, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and it’s open to everyone, not just the music industry folks!


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.