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May 16, 2023

Waiting To Spill

By: Laurie Gallardo

The Backseat Lovers, Nov. 15, 2022. Alyssa Olvera/KUTX.

When We Were Friends by The Backseat Lovers is one of those impossibly good albums making it difficult to pick just one favorite track. Not fair. The ears are coaxed in with the beautiful opener “Watch Your Mouth” and that’s it. It keeps going. You’re hooked. How could it be possible that this 2019 release would be reminding you of memories from years ago? It’s that kind of magic.

No sophomore slump for this quartet. Along comes the amazing Waiting To Spill, and again, the cohesiveness of the entire work – the attention to every minute DIY detail, the lyrical process, all make it another striking LP. Experience some of that beauty by checking out The Backseat Lovers’ Studio 1A performance, then check out their show tomorrow night, Wednesday May 17, at Moody Amphitheater. Doors at 6:30 p.m., and Chicago-based artist Sofia Jensen‘s indie folk project Free Range opens the show.

Free Range


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 […]