The new visual album features a potent through-line of ancestral guidance—one that caused me to reflect on my own relationship with forebears.
A special quarantine edition kicks off August 11 and will feature backyard performances by some of your favorite artists.
On his latest album, the Texan country musician sings of endurance within a fraught system.
Plus, William Jackson Harper of “The Good Place” gets an Emmy nod, Joe Rogan is moving to Texas, and Miranda Lambert is number one again.
The songwriter on creativity in a time of crisis and how he’s seeking camaraderie in isolation.
Plus, Beyoncé’s "Black is King" drops celebrity-filled trailer, a new doc on reopening Texas restaurants, and Post Malone’s “dark times” album.
“This Is Exactly What’s Wrong With Austin”: A White Band’s Digitally Altered Photo of an Iconic Black-Owned BBQ Joint Infuriates Locals
The musicians in Midland, a popular country band, have entered the conversation about gentrification in the worst possible way.
The band's first album in 14 years is vengeful and deeply reflective (and, yes, there's talk of boats).
Music journalist Maria Sherman discusses why she wrote 'Larger Than Life,' her exhaustive guide to an enduring cultural phenomenon.
A viral smash on TikTok, the song is part of a club music lineage that exists for the sole purpose of getting people moving.
After years of feeling isolated in my fandom, witnessing my favorite bands supporting Black Lives Matter has been both meaningful and conflicting.
The performing arts institution is facilitating forward-thinking conversations with artists and educators online.
For many listeners, Houston’s Sight into Sound is more than a radio station.
Plus, Beyoncé announces new visual album, Robert Rodriguez brings Ben Affleck home with him, and the ACL Festival gives in to the inevitable.
Khruangbin draws from a vast palette of sounds and traditions, making them a quintessentially Texan band.
Plus: a morning practice to spark creativity, a dish from Austin’s Suerte, and a nostalgic summer movie.
Plus, Pharrell works up a Juneteenth musical, Beyoncé debuts a new song of the summer, and Matthew McConaughey gets biblical.
After living most of my life in Texas, I finally gave Willie Nelson a serious listen and learned a few things about my Nigerian mom.
Sarah Lipstate, Iggy Pop’s new favorite guitarist, approached her new album as a puzzle.
The community has united to save the 73-year-old cinema and venue, which did not qualify for federal relief funding.
Plus, Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Sunrise’ and a forgotten moment in Texas rodeo history.
“White people, this is your daily reminder that if you stay silent, you are part of the problem,” Lizzo said.
Plus, quarantined Texans can’t get enough ‘Friends,’ Ted Cruz complains to Congress about movies, and McConaughey has his own message for grads.
The Texas native's new memoir offers plenty to listen to.
Over the last three decades, a radio deejay has helped transform Brady into a place where twangy instrumentals reign.
Texas Monthly Recommends: ‘The Pushback,’ A Documentary About the State’s Rapidly Changing Political Landscape
Plus, a longread that dives to the deepest places on earth and Molly Burch’s cover of Ariana Grande’s ‘Needy.’
With ‘Sorceress,’ the North Texas native adds to the growing canon of alternative country music inspired by the Lone Star State.
The true crime podcast tackles a murder that continues to confound fans around the world.
The live music industry was one of the first to come to a halt during the coronavirus crisis—but a plan could bring it back safer and sooner than anyone might have guessed.
In this ongoing Instagram competition series, the two luminaries demonstrated how nourishing music can be.
Chad Stockslager has adapted the medium to include embarrassing anecdotes, ASMR, original songs, and unexpected moments in his bimonthly series.
But the release of the track resulted in some drama anyway.
Plus, St. Vincent launches a podcast in the shower, SXSW is sued over refunds, and the Texanist gets his own sitcom.
When the Houston artists released the song, a benefit for COVID-19 relief efforts in their hometown, social media came to a near-standstill.
Out this week, the actor's first album, ‘The Mother Stone,' is not unlike background music at a haunted circus.
Sure, why not?
The Best Thing in Texas: Willie Nelson Is Autographing the Face Masks People Send Him to Raise Money for More Face Masks
The redheaded stranger is socially distancing—thank you for your concern.
On April 25, an uninterrupted hour on KUTX delved into the backstories of some favorite Willie songs—including a few you’ve probably never heard.
Austin's White Denim remotely wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered 'World as a Waiting Room' in just thirty days.
The musician on collaborating with Leon Bridges and how true crime shows inform his work.
Fifteen Years On, the Tastemaking Dallas-Based Music Blog Gorilla vs. Bear Continues Championing Artists
The scrappy blog is one of the few remaining websites of its kind.
From theater to opera, Texas culture has moved toward virtual events.
Nathian Shae Rodriguez's class examines how the Tejano star influenced Latinx representation.
It’ll never match the live experience, but maybe it isn’t supposed to.
The 25-year-old singer hails from Houston, yet doesn’t borrow influences from a city that oozes a distinctive musical legacy.