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September 25, 2021

At Central Machine Works

As if this Saturday night couldn't get any better, two AMM favorites are in the spotlight tonight, Saturday Sept. 25, at Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez: -Photo of Alesia Lani by Kate Blaising. -From local shows to international performances in Toronto and Thailand's Jai Thep Festival, R&B artist and Project ATX6 alum Alesia Lani is always a show-stopper. Incredible vocals, distinctive stage presence - and unapologetically singing her truth. BAM. -Whether it's live sets or livestreams on Safehouse, David Shabani brings an extraordinary voice to hip-hop, combining R&B, rap, and electronic styles. Unique narratives paired with badass beats.…


September 24, 2021

What Teaches You

At the DAWA website, a bit further below poet Joe B's heartening video testimony of the Austin nonprofit, is the root of DAWA's work in a single quote from West African writer Malidoma Patrice Somé: "One can say, 'Teach me what you know,' but the better request is, 'Teach me about what teaches you.'" This lifelong learning experience inspired Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone (Riders Against the Storm) to create DAWA in 2019. In addition to providing support for people of color in the Austin community, there's an emphasis on art and its many practitioners - artists, musicians, social workers, teachers, healers,…


September 23, 2021

El Gran Espectáculo

Sometimes, your Austin Music Minute host swears that people put these shows together just to serve them up on a silver platter to the AMM. This happens to be one of those times. -Grupo Fantasma Prepare yourself for this mind-blowing showcase at The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. Grammy Award-winning nine-piece collective Grupo Fantasma and Columbian funk/Caribe soul outfit Superfónicos share a bill with special guest, Brooklyn-based artist Brian J’s music project Gitkin. See all three tomorrow night, Friday September 24, at The Far Out Lounge and Stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Some big crowds…



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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