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,...

Five Minutes With Kristyn Harris | Country Singer Heads To American Idol

by Bob Valleau on March 6, 2018

Multiple award-winning Kristyn Harris is a Texas-bred musical powerhouse with captivating western flair. Just 23, this jewel of the south's singing has been praised as “timeless”, “powerful” and “shimmering.” Kind, considerate and thoughtful best describes...

Eric Tessmer On SXSW, Magnets & Being Born in the Wrong Decade

by Greg Lemen on March 5, 2018

With SXSW upon us it is due time to catch up with Eric Tessmer, the Austin-based guitar slinger, who is headed home for a short stint in an otherwise world-wind start to 2018. The intense...

Suzanne Vega Brings Carson McCullers Passion Project to Stage

by Julie Bonnin on February 28, 2018

"It’s absorbing in the way of a really good book, especially if that book happened to be backed by a live, on-stage band." It’s not an easy task to bring to life a singular writer...

Honky-Tonk Lovin’ | Valentine’s in Valentine, Texas

by Kaitlin Street on February 13, 2018

Valentine’s in Valentine has become a West Texas tradition. This year, friends and neighbors from the affectionately-named town will gather under the West Texas stars on what is dubbed “Locals’ Night” to listen to local...