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March 25, 2020

Live Stream Pick: Brendan Benson

By: Laurie Gallardo

By now, it’s no secret: You’re aware of your Austin Music Minute maven being a fan of The Raconteurs. Der duh. But it’s time for a little revelatory spotlight on Raconteurs co-founder Brendan Benson‘s solo work, as both outstanding songwriter and badass producer. If you know, you know. If not…time to dig deep, sister. Lose yourself in a CV of numerous collaborations, awesome album credits, and an impressive six-record solo discography. Now, it’s time for number seven.

Benson’s Dear Life, set for release April 24th via Third Man Records, is showing Benson at his strongest and most inventive. To give you a preview of the awesomeness, Benson is presenting the “Boy In A Bubble” daily live stream series. He’ll perform a track off the forthcoming album every day at 4:20 p.m. Central on Instagram Live. Find all the deets you need and tune in on Benson’s Instagram profile.

-Photo courtesy of Third Man Records.


September 20, 2023

Faces of ACL

Overwhelming. ACL Fest 2023 is literally only a few weeks – really, days – away. How the hell does the time fly by so quickly? But today’s AMM has details about a special ACL Fest retrospective, from the eye of a wonderful Austin photographer. Perhaps your AMM host’s opinion is slightly skewered for various reasons, […]


September 19, 2023

HAAM Day 2023

Your AMM host hears a lot of stories from local musicians about HAAM. These are praises shouted from the rooftops. “If it wasn’t for HAAM, I wouldn’t have been able to see a doctor…” “Without HAAM, I wouldn’t have been able to get this dental work I needed…” “If HAAM wasn’t here to help me, […]


September 18, 2023

…You Who Enter Here

Whether accompanying the marvel and wonder of ‘The Red Balloon,’ complimenting the stunning imagery of Enchanted Rock, or adding an extra jolt of irreverence to a hilarious revised edition of ‘The Return of Draw Egan’, Montopolis delivers a unique storytelling experience with incredible scores by composer Justin Sherburn. This week, the ensemble presents a special […]