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March 8, 2022

Pearl Z at Far Out Lounge

By: Laurie Gallardo

Pearl Z puts in the work. As any full-time musician will tell you, it’s a lot. Endless. Many pivotal moments and personal changes led to the path she’s on today, which includes recording and touring with Kalu and The Electric Joint and as a lead vocalist for Sly and The Family Stone/Curtis Mayfield cover band Sly Curtis. But the Austin-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is built for the journey, constantly inspired by her favorite artists – Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Beyonce, Madonna, Lizzo – who shook up an industry that still requires shaking-up to this day.

“I say this because I want to shine a light on women in the industry in hopes of inspiring other women and young girls to believe in the power within themselves to accomplish whatever it is they desire,” Pearl Z told Shoutout DFW in an August 2020 interview. “Learning about the actual lives of these people (and many more) has inspired me greatly to continue pushing forward with my career goals.”

More is on the horizon from the PearlZWorld solo project, and you can see a performance by Pearl Z tomorrow night, Wednesday March 9, at the Far Out Lounge and Stage. She shares the bill with ATX psych trio Dayeater. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8 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.