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May 5, 2022

Santiago Jimenez, Jr. at Antone’s

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography by Josh Huskin.

If you, like your Austin Music Minute host, follow the adventures of one Garrett T. Capps, the San Antonio music man and Lonesome Rose proprietor who rolls Tex-Mex rock like no other, you’re very familiar with his genuine love of conjunto, Norteño and Tejano, and the pioneering artists who continue to inspire musicians of all genres. A few at the top of Capps’ list would definitely be la Familia Jimenez: Santiago Sr., Jr., and Flaco. Capps even had the opportunity to record Santiago Jr. to capture the magic.

Songwriter and Hardcharger label founder Jesse Dayton listened to these magnificent old-school style recordings by El Chief and…something clicked. To say it was a life-altering moment for Dayton would not be exaggerating. He told Capps he would love to release the tracks as a Santiago Jimenez, Jr. album, and that’s exactly how Still Kicking! came to be, including some classics dating back to Jimenez’s early career.

Still Kicking! is out May 20, and Jimenez celebrates with an album release show tonight, Cinco de Mayo, at Antone’s, with Conjunto Los Pinkys. Doors open at 7 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.