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April 15, 2021

Epic Adventures In Music

It’s adventure time. Reason 2 Rhyme Music hosts the three-day event An Epic Music Adventure, an entire weekend of socially-distanced live music performances kicking off this Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18, at Kenny Dorhams Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St. -Friday, April 16: Doors at 6 p.m. Featuring Geto Gala (Jake Lloyd and Deezie Brown) and Riders Against the Storm. -Saturday, April 17: Doors at 4:30 p.m. With El Combo Oscuro and Marcus Rezak’s Shred is Dead. -Sunday, April 18: Doors at 3 p.m. With Luis Montilla -The White Violin, El Tule (featured on today's AMM)  and Marcus Rezak’s…


April 14, 2021

Catch the Heat

Picture it: Flowers on fire, the heart versus the earthly horror, swooning in the midst of Armageddon... Is there really such a thing as a simple love long when you face the world's collapse?? Sure. Just keep dancing. "Simple Love Song" is the track by Urban Heat, featured on today's AMM. And Urban Heat is the next band to play Spaceflight Records' Happy Hour weekly live music series. Catch the performance from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday April 15, at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Social distancing is in effect; masks are required.


April 13, 2021

Long Play Low Key

As some venues cautiously make a return to live music, with social distancing in place, the second Long Play Lounge location is also getting in a few live sets this week. Long Play East, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez (the former Stay Gold location) is keeping it laid back with Austin-based duo Eastern Leaves and a solo set by songwriter Evan Charles (Altamesa). The music starts at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday April 14. Also coming up: Another great bill with Adam Johnson (Cold Jackets), and Pocket Sounds' Michael St. Clair performing with Johnson's CJ bandmate Mark Henne, on Thursday April 15. All good.



It’s like a marker for your day. When you hear, “It’s time for the Austin Music Minute …” you’ll hear about music artists you need to keep on your radar. Though Laurie Gallardo has been the voice of the AMM for several years, she inherited the short music feature from longtime radio host Teresa Ferguson. It was Teresa who encouraged Laurie to mix it up – make it about local artists’ shows at much-loved Austin venues, as well as touring music acts from all parts of the world. The AMM gets you information about the show – who, what, when and where – and includes a quick preview of the featured artist’s latest music that will hopefully inspire you to check out more. And here’s an important behind-the-scenes detail: Laurie Gallardo not only puts her voice on the Austin Music Minute, she is the editor and producer. She records, edits and puts the finishing touches on the AMM’s you’ve come to rely on.

Laurie Gallardo

Laurie Gallardo is an afternoon show host and producer on KUTX 98.9, making the rounds on the airwaves 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. She’s committed to creating the soundtrack for your afternoon, and to keeping folks posted on shows happening around town with the Austin Music Minute, a short feature heard throughout the day on KUTX spotlighting local and touring music artists.

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