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October 14, 2019

The Saint of Lost Causes

By: Laurie Gallardo

There are countless moments for personal reflection. But this time, Justin Townes Earle turned his keen eye outward. It’s one of the most beautiful and unsettling things you’ll hear.

The momentum behind The Saint of Lost Causes is fueled by one singular underlying, unwavering message: All are welcome. Earle cut to the quick recently. “I was trying to look through the eyes of America, because I believe in the idea of America – that everybody’s welcome here and has a right to be here,” he said about his latest album. This potent mix of gritty country, haunted folk and atmospheric melody deliver the bitingly blunt but world-weary observations striking both a personal chord, and something far bigger than us all.

Don’t miss Justin Townes Earle tonight at 3Ten at ACL Live, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. London folk trio The Wandering Hearts and Bowling Green, KY alt.-country/rock outfit The Josephines start out the evening. Doors at 7 p.m. Very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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.