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April 16, 2022

Questlove at Empire Control Room

By: Laurie Gallardo

Heed the AMM’s instructions: After the show with Nik Parr & The Selfless Lovers, Motenko and Beatnik Bandits at Empire Control Room this evening (doors at 8 p.m.), stick around to hang with an Academy Award-winning director – who also happens to be an incredible music artist, producer and badass DJ.

This year, Ahmir Questlove Thompson took home the Oscar for Best Documentary for Summer of Soul, featuring breathtaking long-forgotten footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, an epic celebration of Black history, culture and fashion.

The award-winning director is donning his DJ cap to spin tonight, Saturday April 16, at Empire Control Room. Spin-master warrior extraordinaire DJ Kay Cali joins the party, starting at 10:30 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.