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February 22, 2022

Songwriter Round at The Pershing

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography by Catherine Davis.

You’ve seen him play Sagebrush, maybe even The White Horse – and, oh hell yes. On national television, perhaps? This time, Austin-based songwriter Jordan Matthew Young has the role of host to a handful of live acoustic sets this week at The Pershing Presents: Songwriter Round. It’s an evening of intimate, low-key performances with Young and special guests Kathryn Legendre, Ben Ballinger, Otis Wilkins (Taylor Wilkins), Kelly Green and Kelley Mickwee.

Join the crew for the Songwriter Round, happening tomorrow night, Wednesday Feb. 23 at Pershing Hall, 2415 E. 5th. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.


September 29, 2023

The Homecoming

Put this in your 2024 calendar, in case you missed out this year. On Sept. 21, Mayor Kirk Watson officially declared the day as David Shabani Day in the City of Austin, presenting Shabani with “a proclamation for their craft and work in the industry both locally and abroad.” This is meaningful for Shabani on […]


September 28, 2023


Truly a Renaissance man. No exaggeration. Songwriter. Musician. Multi-media artist – which you’ll know first hand if you’ve ever been to Mobley performance. And now, in the recent words of Jonny Jukebox, “Are you ready for the next level?” Mobley’s journey takes its next cue from a collection of demos titled Worktape, and that’s exactly […]


September 27, 2023

Black Rainbows

We’re all guilty of building up expectations. So, you might spin Corinne Bailey Rae‘s latest blazer Black Rainbows and find it something of a departure for Rae, in terms of a style that incorporates R&B, jazz and soul. This one gets loud, bold, experimental in many parts, powered by guitar and unapologetic vitality, all inspired […]