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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 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]