Five Minutes With Shy Beast, Austin’s Genre-Defying Band

by Rhonda Jenkins on January 30, 2019

It was a winning and productive end to 2018 for Shy Beast. Once called MCG after the lead singer and creative catalyst, Mariclaire "MC" Glaeser, the band’s new branding more adequately represents the deep connections...

Sounds of Turkuaz: a Little R&B, Psychedelia & a Whole Lotta Funk

by Lisa Davis on January 21, 2019

With a kaleidoscope of colors, sounds and individual personalities, the vibrant and explosive funk music of Turkuaz is winning over fans and critics alike. Since hitting the music scene in 2011, the Brooklyn-based nine-piece ensemble...

BowiElvis Fest Celebrates Rock Icon Birthdays In Houston and Austin

by Julie Bonnin on January 10, 2019

On the Saturday before Elvis and David Bowie’s shared birthday, Pecos Hank wailed his fast-paced version of “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” then segued seamlessly into “Suffragette City,” and people dressed as Ziggy Stardust, Princess Leia...

Five Minutes With Hailey Sandoz, Entertainer, Fiddler, Singer, Composer & Texan

by Bob Valleau on December 11, 2018

Hailey Sandoz is a Texas-bred musician who follows a less-trodden path amongst millennials. Her music is rooted in western swing, bluegrass, jazz and Celtic music. This remarkable young musician captures the attention of audiences, young...

#MusicMonday: Reyna is Aloft’s Rising Star

by Rhonda Jenkins on December 10, 2018

Austin’s Aloft hotel has become a neighborhood spot that is locally relevant and encourages both Austinites and visitors to play and stay at this spot in the beating heart of downtown. No wonder then that,...

#Music Monday: 15 Ways To Relive UTOPiAfest 2018

by Hannah Varnell on November 5, 2018

UTOPiAfest recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of gathering music, community and nature enthusiasts for one amazing weekend. Combining the things we all love about music festivals, and minimizing the rest, UTOPiAfest is a total experience,...

October Surprises | ACL Fest Weekend 2

by Daniel Ramirez on October 11, 2018

It’s important, when crafting the ultimate playlist, to follow some rules. Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” and its subsequent film (and forthcoming series!) get close to a definitive set. “You gotta kick off with a killer,...

6 Reasons You Must See Travis Meadows Live

by Britni Rachal on October 8, 2018

Hit songwriter Travis Meadows is touring with his latest release First Cigarette (Blaster Records). The new album features Meadows' unflinching candor and peerless songwriting. After hearing him at Austin’s Saxon Pub recently, here’s why we think he’s...