Austin Music Minute

Austin Music Minute > All Episodes

September 2, 2020

Sweet Sour Music

By: Laurie Gallardo

Having a foggy memory at best, thanks to years of endless music absorption, your Austin Music Minute host has some wires crossed when recalling exactly when I first heard The Sour Notes. Their 2010 release It’s Not Gonna Be Pretty figures prominently, thanks to “Do-ers and Say-ers.” But even before then, there were repeated plays of “Holy Terror” from their 2009 LP Received In Bitterness. Then again, revisiting the band’s 2008 debut, The Meat of the Fruit, brings back a flurry of memories.

Through line-up changes, highs and lows, one hell of a discography – including an album of Sour Notes remixes by fellow Austin artists, loads of press and endless touring, The Sour Notes are still creating like mad. These days, founding members Jared Boulanger and Amarah Boulanger perform as a trio with drummer Jeremy Harrell. And, finding time to pause during the pandemic like so many of their musical colleagues, they’re using this moment to reflect on their career. Join The Sour Notes for an all-Sour Notes Video Retrospective at 10 p.m. (Central) tonight, Wednesday September 2, on Austin Music Television Channel 16 and at AMT’s website.

-Video image art courtesy of Jared Boulanger.


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.