Celebrating Selena at Fiesta de la Flor

by Alex Temblador on April 9, 2018

She was a Texas star---known as the Queen of Cumbia and the Queen of Tejano Music. She had the first Tejano record that achieved gold status. She successfully crossed over into the mainstream English music...

Black Fret Looks Beyond $1,000,000 in Grants with 2018 Nominees

by Bebe Brown on April 4, 2018

With over $1,000,000 in grants and payments to Austin musicians in just four years, local nonprofit Black Fret announced its fifth class of nominees during SXSW. The 2018 Black Fret nominees include A Giant Dog,...

Austin Music Awards 2018 – Honoring Where The Music Comes From

by Daniel Ramirez on March 27, 2018

It has every type of music imaginable. From roots rock to soul to axe-grinding metal; and it even covers ground from traditional Country and Western to ultra-modern rap. There are speeches on the future of...

SXSW 2018 Music In Review

by Daniel Ramirez & Hedda Prochaska on March 22, 2018

It's over. Faster almost than it began, SXSW 2018 has come and gone and left us exhausted and invigorated in its wake. Musically, it wasn't the mega-star-studded insanity that has been the hallmark of SXSWs...

Five Minutes With Not Ur Girlfrenz | Power Trio Preps for First Texas Tour

by Bob Valleau on March 21, 2018

Not Ur Girlfrenz is an award-winning, all-girl power trio from Dallas. Liv Haynes, 13, is a tour de force on guitar and lead vocals; Maren Alford, 13, beats the drums like they owe her big...

SXSW 2018: The Music Is HERE.

by Hedda Prochaska on March 14, 2018

Literally thousands of bands will descend upon the city of Austin over the next week. And I have listened to all of them. Admittedly, I stopped listening to some a bit quicker than others, but...

SXSW 2018: SX So Far – Hitting Stride Early

by Daniel Ramirez on March 11, 2018

It has begun, and done so in earnest. SXSW 2018 is here, and it has invited all who visit to come inside and step away from their own reality for a little while. With such...

SXSW 2018: Our Must See Musical Pick – The Accidentals

by Daniel Ramirez on March 9, 2018

After more than a decade of attending SXSW and looking for the next best thing, it gets more and more troubling to try and find the ‘next big thing.’ But, like with all good things,...