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February 15, 2022

The Lovely Night

By: Laurie Gallardo

‘Tis a lovely night, indeed! Get thine ears to Hole In the Wall for an evening of inspiring music with three very special guests:

  • It’s punk, folk, and trans and queer art reshaping the trad.-folk legacy. Self-proclaimed trans raconteur Creekbed Carter Hogan is slangin’ queergrass and bendin’ genres with great alacrity. Creekbed Carter’s Tiny Desk Contest performance was a featured Desk of the Day via NPR.
  • Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston (pictured above) are magic. Listen, and you’ll know. Their songs have captured the whispers of the breeze, the crickets chirping…the way the moonlight feels. You’ve been enchanted by Little Mazarn. Start out with 2019’s Io in their library, but make sure you revisit their self-titled release, and the magnificent live and unrehearsed recordings with Ralph White.
  • If you’ve followed the Austin Music Minute for awhile, you may know that Some Say Leland is not only a longtime AMM fave, but the songs are collectively part of a unique experience in the local scene. Dan Grissom makes stunningly beautiful music, reducing entire rooms of people to a mesmerized hush as he weaves this imagery that will break your heart. Brought Low and Wake are must-haves, but the AMM still carries a torch for Fifty Miles Into the Main. While you’re at it, explore the artwork of the multi-talented Grissom at Biscuit Press.

See Grissom, Little Mazarn and Creekbed Carter Hogan tonight, Tuesday Feb. 15, at Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. The music starts at 8 p.m.


October 11, 2023

Life As Art

This is the definition of an all-around badass. Anastasia Hera picks up where frustration or despair would’ve left off. Her philosophy? “Life as art.” Feeling passionately about rap since her childhood, Hera focused on developing this love of her favorite music into a signature style that doesn’t adhere to just one genre. Facing single motherhood […]


October 10, 2023

Jeremiah Jackson Believes In You

  Don’t fret, pet. This evening, treat yourself to some electrifying glam daddy blues. Austin-based songwriter and face-melter Jeremiah Jackson describes his style as a combination of Bowie, Butthole Surfers and Queens of the Stone Age, all rolled into one sequin-clad glam rocker. Catch the vibe at Jackson’s show tonight, Tuesday Oct. 10, at Meanwhile […]


October 9, 2023

Stop Waiting

It’s a golden twilight, when the stars and a sliver of the moon are visible, even though the sun hasn’t completely set yet. It’s a wisp of a breeze…or was that a ghost? It can be the early morning light just as easily as it could be a star-studded night sky. And, much to the […]


October 7, 2023

ACL Weekend and More

Buckle up. Presenting more selections from your friendly neighborhood AMM: Remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 6, 2023

ACL Fest…And More

Looks as though your Austin Music Minute host got a little carried away again and got some dates mixed up, but didn’t want to waste a perfectly good Bass Drum of Death song (“Everybody’s Gonna Be There” from Say I Won’t). Click on the LISTEN button to hear how it went down…slightly erroneously: Something for […]


October 5, 2023

ACL Fest Preview

All right, so this one’s a day early, but it’s good to have a little game plan for something as gargantuan as Austin City Limits Music Festival. Today’s AMM provides a short list of favorites to check out when the fest kicks off tomorrow at Zilker Park. The afternoon is off to a great start […]


October 4, 2023

Pendant World

One could compare the stark beauty of any given piece by instrumental ensemble Balmorhea to a vigorous inhale/exhale while standing before a gorgeous, never-ending landscape in the natural world. Breathing in the beauty, you’re overwhelmed by the majestic surroundings while simultaneously astounded by their quiet power. It’s unsettling and wonderful. Such is the power of […]


October 3, 2023

Fox Street Blues

The forthcoming album Fox Street Blues by Buenos Diaz has a family story behind it, perhaps one that’s familiar to many generations of survivors. As songwriter/vocalist Nick Diaz explains, “These stories are unfortunately the norm and a large part of the American fabric.” But the album is a testament to how Diaz’ family persevered, and […]