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.
In ‘Star-crossed,’ Musgraves again defies labels, creating an epic requiem for lost love that spans disco, pop, and country.
The Fort Worth–based singer-songwriter’s attraction to a life she chose to reject fuels the artistry of her debut album ‘Bad Romantic.’
Composer Justin Sherburn drew on his own experience to write ‘Texas Workforce Commission Hold Music,’ which the agency officially adopted this week.
On ‘To the Passage of Time,’ the Fort Worth country singer, 46, meditates on the freedom that comes with age.
With his new album ‘The Horses and the Hounds,’ the Fort Worth-bred troubadour's age has caught up to his sound.
The East Coast may have invented rap, but today the Lone Star State rules the hip-hop world. Here’s a song-by-song history of how that happened.
Fans of the Seguin-born singer-songwriter, who died on Friday, are as uncategorizable as the artist they adored.
How Dallas-raised Basinski’s life of trauma and creation prepared him to compose ‘The Disintegration Loops’ and console a grieving nation.
Though uneven and at times lacking in self-awareness, Abraham Quintanilla’s book sheds light on the extreme approach he took to protect his daughter’s legacy.
The 26-year-old, who performs as Skirts, makes lo-fi pop that's perfect for a lazy Sunday.
This is how the Texas band ends.
Plus: guitarist Cameron Knowler’s new album, Connie Britton in ‘The White Lotus,’ and a good ol’ country drive.
Pioneering Houston rappers Willie D and Scarface reunite for a show that’s all about their community, not about them.
After seven decades behind the mic, the Conroe deejay still spins the sort of country records they just don’t make anymore—for a town that barely resembles the one she grew up in.
“ ... I’m not handsome enough to be here, I’m not a good enough songwriter. Just feeling like I didn’t deserve to be in the position that was handed to me.”
Mike Hall tells the story of closing down the legendary Austin club Liberty Lunch in 1999 with a 24-hour performance of Van Morrison’s “Gloria.”
The Lubbock band's first release in 12 years features satisfying covers of tunes by George Jones, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, and other greats.
Plus: a Panhandle music label, a Dallas poetry podcast, and a groovy Khruangbin remix.
The Dallas singer never quite became a huge star in his own right, but that didn't seem to bother him.
DJ El Dusty traces the origins of the record collection that gave him his signature sound and is helping to shape the music of his hometown of Corpus Christi.
A massive box set reveals all the quirks and charms of a San Antonio–born genius.
The Dallas native was a live-wire entertainer who never shied away from his Mexican American roots.
The Myrtle Springs native counts Colter Wall, Charley Crockett, and Jason Momoa among his fans. His new album should make you one too.
Skip Hollandsworth tells the story of tracking down the Goree All Girl String Band, who became national radio sensations in the 1940s before suddenly disappearing.
Waco-born baritone Jules Bledsoe starred on Broadway and toured Europe, but his original opera and other works languish in obscurity. A Baylor professor hopes to change that.
A fan’s plea: Enough already with the pre–album release media rollout.
Plus, a psych-rock album and the pleasures of homegrown tomatoes.
Dallas’s Annie Clark has long railed against the idea that female songwriters must be confessional. ‘Daddy's Home’ is (sort of) a peek behind the mask.
At the Big Squeeze, the state’s most talented teen accordion players are keeping a historic Texas tradition alive.
Three years ago, Sloan Struble was a high schooler making music in his bedroom. Now he's a case study in virality.
In a new video series in partnership with Cadillac, entrepreneur Jay B Sauceda meets forward-thinking, creative Texans across the state who are pushing the boundaries in their respective fields.
Plus, Megan Thee Stallion talks to pets, Shea Serrano turns his childhood into a sitcom, and Eva Longoria brings Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to the big screen.
Part two of Netflix's Selena series delivers a more confident version of the Tejano icon than part one, but fails to portray the late singer as the nuanced person she was.