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April 23, 2022

Samantha Crain at Radio Coffee and Beer

By: Laurie Gallardo

In the early stages of the pandemic, all creature comforts and personal connections took on a greater importance. Isolation tends to do that. Life moments taken for granted or easily brushed aside felt magnified. Intense moments became unbearable. It makes perfect sense that a beautiful, reflective EP like I Guess We Live Here Now by award-winning songwriter Samantha Crain was conceived during lockdown in her hometown of Norman, OK. Following extended periods of constant touring, Crain reconnected in profound ways with those familiar but not-so-familiar surroundings, after being on the road for so long. The narrator throughout the EP’s four tracks grapples with the uncertainty of everything, and the power of resiliency.

By the way, there’s an ATX connection to this EP: It was mixed and mastered by Erik Wofford of Cacophony Recorders. Superb.

Crain performs in Austin tonight, Saturday April 23, at Radio Coffee and Beer in South Austin, sharing a bill with Little Mazarn. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Little Mazarn on the bill with Samantha Crain at Radio Coffee and Beer.


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.