Road to Recovery: Musically Fed Food Drive to Benefit Music Industry Workers

by Leean Vargas on April 7, 2021

Live music is back in Austin and better than ever! And for a great cause, too.  Long Live Music, in partnership with the Long Center and the Luck Family Foundation, has been raising funds and...

#MusicMonday: Zach Person’s Lead Single Can’t Stop Climbing the Charts

by Leean Vargas on March 29, 2021

Zach Person’s lead single “Can’t Stop Running,” continues to climb college and non-comm radio charts. 40 stations have added the track nationwide, with five of them quickly charting the song in their Top 30.  The...

#TXVoices: Kilgore’s Ally Venable, Award-Winning Blues Rock Guitarist & Singer

by Bob Valleau on March 17, 2021

Ally Venable has found her passion. And it's going to make this young Texas musician a powerhouse. The turning 22-year-old, leader of the Ally Venable Band, started singing at an early age in her church...

South By South Wherever You Are: The Evolution of SXSW

by Daniel Ramirez on March 16, 2021

March is here and, this year, it marks a severe milestone. It has been one year in this pandemic landscape, and it is beyond denial that life has changed in such a significant way. We...

#Music Monday: Singer, Songwriter Israel Nash Soothes Texas with “Topaz”

by Gracie Watt on March 15, 2021

Recorded near his home in the Hill Country, Topaz, the new album from singer/songwriter Israel Nash, hits close to home in more ways than one.  Released March 12, the candid, textured album was recorded at...

Five Minutes With Austin Music Legend Nakia

by Leean Vargas on February 15, 2021

Nakia quickly became a fan favorite on season one of NBC's “The Voice,” when he used his big grizzly voice to transform pop songs into his own unique style.  But long before Nakia was a...

Five Minutes With Flower Mound’s Rising Pop Artist, JMES

by Gracie Watt on February 1, 2021

For any music fan, especially in these times, there’s a special feeling when a new artist puts how we’re all feeling into words. Texan Caroline Baker has done just that. Baker, who performs as JMES (pronounced...

Play at Hopscotch and Leave the World Behind

by Dawn Robinette on January 21, 2021

Who couldn’t use some escapism? Sure, we kicked 2020 to the curb, yet life as we knew it pre-“The-Year-We-Shall-Not-Name” is still outside of our grasp. But there are still adventures to be had, especially if...