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May 21, 2022

Trouble In the Streets at Empire

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography by Marina Oneill.

More is on the way from Project Traction, the mentorship program founded by Public Hi-Fi owner Jim Eno (Spoon) to create more opportunities for women and non-binary producers and engineers. Megz Kelli (Magna Carda), Sara Houser (S.L. Houser) and Kam Franklin (The Suffers) are among the artists participating, and it’s provided an opportunity for making new music. Most recently, Lizzy Lehman‘s “Sweet Relief,” The Ghost Wolves“Elsa”, and ATX duo Nolina‘s “(Woke Up) Loving You” have come from Project Traction, as well as KUTX-featured track “How High,” produced by Emilie Basez (Ley Line) and Eno, with songwriter/vocalist Nnedi Agbaroji of Trouble In the Streets.

“How High” shows just one side of the multi-faceted, multi-talented Agbaroji. The AMM recommends experiencing the funk-ified electro groove thunder of Trouble In the Streets at their performance tonight, Saturday May 21, at Empire Control Room on E. 7th. They share the bill with Bourgeois Mystics and Shaws of Awe. Doors open at 8 p.m.


September 26, 2023

Miles and Miles

Put the go-to retro label aside for a minute. The Heavy Heavy moves beyond that with a multi-layered ‘60s sound on their debut EP Life and Life Only. The way Georgie Fuller and Will Turner channel psych and mod influences with folk and soul in a timeless shimmer feels more instinctive than imitative. Then again, […]


September 25, 2023

Zachariah…And Pamela Anderson

Truth be told, your nerdy AMM host is drooling like a goblin over Hyperreal Film Club‘s upcoming scary October screenings at Hotel Vegas. This Austin-based film lovers’ club, formed in 2016, does badass pop-up screenings of independent films of every genre at various spots around town, and provides a platform for guest columnists to write […]


September 23, 2023


The humor is just as beautiful as the damn album, and the album is gorgeous. It starts as soon as you drop the needle on “Girls Bugging Me” on BOOTCUT. You clearly hear Afie Jurvanen, better known as Nova Scotia-based artist Bahamas, attempting to record something, but his young daughters are not having it. “…Can […]