Austin Music Minute

Austin Music Minute > All Episodes

December 6, 2021

Power In Truth

By: Laurie Gallardo

It begins at a soft volume, but it’s as far removed from timidity as one could imagine. “Whom shall I fear?” No one. Least of all an ignorant chauvinist. Paige Renée Berry clarifies the query by speaking her truth on the autobiographical “I Am My Own God,” featured on today’s AMM.

The songwriter and vocalist of Austin’s Half Dream wrote the piece after an experience with a music professional (the term “professional” being used rather loosely, in this case) whose misogynist attitude invited a swift kick in the pants, at the very least. Instead, the incident reminded Berry of her personal power. It’s a celebration of standing your ground in the face of adversity. The track features the multi-talented Thor Harris contributing percussion and a tapestry of ambient layers.

Berry performs a solo set tomorrow night, Tuesday Dec. 7, at Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. She shares the bill with Tearjerk and Joelton Mayfield. Doors 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.