Four sibling punk rockers, Houston’s greatest soul band, and three more acts you need to catch at SXSW 2022.
Bastards of Soul front man Chadwick Murray died last September. His bandmates now reckon with the release of his final album.
The Alamo City legend broke up Girl in a Coma and decamped to L.A. She’s back with a new solo album, a recording studio, and some hard-earned wisdom.
For the first time in four years, the Chicks are back on the road—but one big state (and a bigger part of the band's history) is notably absent from the list of stops.
Streaming services don’t exist inside Classical Music of Spring, one of the few remaining classical-focused shops in the country.
Plus: a Motown dance party and an existential visit to West Texas.
With covers from Leon Bridges, Fat Tony, and more, the 1992 country single continues to find new life across genres.
The Texas native talks about her debut album, finding herself, and how she’s changing the country scene just by being herself.
A Spoon fanboy overthinks the new record, classic rock, cowboy hats, and Jeff Bezos.
Listen to the unforeseen collaboration between Shakey Graves and Trixie Mattel.
The characters might be fictional, but to the Latinos who see their own families reflected in them, it’s a relief to see them say what we wish we could.
How a simple, two-chord song written by an Iowan became (clap clap clap clap) our unofficial state anthem.
Hardy Fox, founder of the strange and influential band the Residents, developed his bizarre sensibility while growing up in small-town East Texas.
The singer-songwriter-artist reveals the inspirations behind his music in a multimedia museum show in Austin.
From Leon Bridges’s home in Fort Worth to a vibrant coral reef near Galveston, this year took our photographers to some truly unforgettable places.
This year, we jammed to new music by Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Megan Thee Stallion, St. Vincent, and others.
Little Joe Hernández, George Strait, educators, and fans of the legendary Mexican singer speak about his impact on their lives and the legacy he’s left behind.
In Peter Jackson’s documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ Houston-born pianist Billy Preston makes a strong case for himself as the fifth Beatle.
The Austin musician has made an excellent traditional blues album—but to get there, he studied punk, West African music, and Ukrainian folk.
The rapper and freshly minted Texas Southern University graduate lassoed up trophies and brand deals and gave plenty of Houston shout-outs.
An El Paso woman is looking for the finest example of Lone Star holiday musical jollity. But can there only be one?
‘The Light Saw Me’ is maybe the weirdest, most unexpected post-pandemic album to come out of the Red Dirt country scene. Just in time for Omicron!
The near-forgotten River City boogie-funk band has reunited and a fresh anthology gives a new generation a chance to enjoy this sequin gem of a band.
University of Texas at San Antonio professor Marco Cervantes mixes history, activism, and hip-hop on his latest album.
Austin's Kathy Valentine takes us behind the scenes at the star-studded ceremony, which debuts on HBO this month.
The Nelson clan’s new gospel album meets the grief and trauma of the pandemic with spirit and hope.
Asleep at the Wheel (belatedly) celebrates fifty years of championing a genre once considered all but dead.
Bushwick Bill Was One of Houston’s Most Provocative Rappers. A New Documentary Reveals the Man Behind the Outrage.
As one third of the Geto Boys, he pushed the boundaries of hip-hop. But the group’s lyrics often clashed with his own values.
For 68 years, hippies, rednecks, and college kids drank beer at the Austin roadhouse, which received a final sendoff from famed country group Freda and the Firedogs.
International crowd-safety experts say better planning could have prevented the eight deaths and dozens of injuries at last week’s Travis Scott concert.
A bar decreed “All I Want for Christmas Is You” non grata, and the queen of Christmas isn’t happy about it.
With its tenth album, ‘Lucifer on the Sofa,’ the city’s signature indie-rock band has made its most Austin record yet.
The outlaw-country star joins an unlikely cultural movement in the Rose Capital of Texas.
Austin-raised writer-director Justin Corsbie’s debut about a down-on-his-luck troubadour feels as warmly familiar as the Americana songs that inspired it.
Tales From ACL Fest: Miley Cyrus’s Janis Joplin Cover and Charley Crockett’s Insane Whataburger Order
The first full-fledged ACL Fest since the start of the pandemic is a wrap. ‘Texas Monthly’ recalls Megan Thee Stallion’s twerk-team auditions and other highlights.
Despite the specter of COVID, Texans and out-of-staters flocked to Zilker Park for a sweaty weekend of debauchery.
The teenage Disney actress and singer-songwriter sensation performed her first full-length set in front of a live audience, at an ‘Austin City Limits’ TV taping.
Pinks and purples dominated the stages at ACL Fest, whether Charley Crockett's dashing lavender suit or Marc Rebillet's fluttering pink-trimmed bathrobe.
These Gen Z guys just want everyone to chill, and enjoy their homage to the funky music from their parents’ record collections.
Photographer David Johnson pays joyful homage to the 49-year-old festival, where revelers gather for late-night jam sessions around the campfire.
Two-step with Strait, twerk with Megan, and don’t miss these six other acts during the first two weekends in October.
The multifaceted musician, former city-council candidate, and documentary star returns with an album of pristine guitar and gentle self-reflection.
The Texan singer-songwriter-guitarist’s second album of 2021 proves he still has something to say.
Dallas’s mercurial pop phenom writes and stars in this loosely autobiographical satire that raises questions it doesn’t deign to answer.
The oldest studio in Texas has recorded everyone from Lightnin’ Hopkins and George Jones to Beyoncé and Travis Scott—and it’s still making hits.
Six years after the Denton duo recorded its first and only release, the album is finally out—and worth the wait.
Does simply putting the Grand Prairie star’s name on some ice cream inherently raise its value? An investigation.
Plus: The simple pleasure of H-E-B’s tres leches cake and emerging Houston-raised artist Zach Person’s debut album.
Twenty-five years ago, fans accused the band of selling out. The group’s reply still stands: “Yeah, but who cares?”
The Texan dream-pop group talks going viral on TikTok and expanding the landscape of Latin music.