Deep Ellum, once a haven for outsiders and intrepid music aficionados, is in the process of being spruced up for the well-heeled set. But longtime Deep Ellum regulars want to ensure they still have a role to play in carving out the city’s musical niche.
Electronic-rock act Femina-X defies expectations in San Antonio.
A music revitalization is in progress in El Paso.
The Live Music Capital of the World isn't all guitars.
We sat down with Gary Clark Jr. and Leon Bridges, two of the state’s biggest exports, for a candid discussion on the triumphs and trials of their careers so far.
At "the Yerb," experimental guitar pickers, bands only a few weeks old, and national acts collide.
Dallas's Annie Clark—known as St. Vincent to the faithful—darts between styles on fifth album 'Masseduction'.
The Longhorn Ballroom, arguably the state's most historic music venue, is back in business.
Houston rap is now world-famous, but the city's less-famous trail rides have birthed a new style.
DJ El Dusty, the unofficial mayor of the Corpus Christi music scene, is ushering in a modernized version of cumbia.
What it meant to be fully present for “Scales" during Chinati Weekend.
The policy is in effect now.
The city’s park board voted last week to temporarily restore the name Oak Lawn Park, but 2,000 petitioners have a more permanent namesake in mind.
Houston’s innovative music and art festival event is expanding, and it's putting women at the forefront.
Parquet Courts' A. Savage makes his solo debut with 'Thawing Dawn.'
After Katrina, Houston helped NOLA’s Treme neighborhood send off the storm with music. Now, Treme is repaying the favor.
There’s no accounting for taste, though.
The Texas Gentlemen, a Dallas-based collective of young studio musicians and sidemen, are the best backing group you've probably never heard of.
Three albums out in the next month bring country rock, story-songs, and swampy blues.
With fewer words and a lot more synth, Ramirez proves his songwriting chops stretch beyond roots music.
A love story, city blues, songwritin', and a little bit of weed.
Acting on the lessons they learned from Babes Fest in 2016, the creators of BossBabes ATX have a better handle on producing a multidisciplinary festival for women.
The group’s DJs say they were told, ”This hotel does not play Latin music” at a new Austin venue.
Houston writer Shea Serrano's ’Rap Yearbook’ gets the docu-series treatment, produced by The Roots and Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney.
It's a love ballad all right, but don't expect any of the feel good sappiness.
The greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of is a 72-year-old grandmother from Lubbock. This is her story.
Hitting Subset seems humble and meek on camera, but the Austin band's debut is anything but.
The BBQ sauce brand owned by McCormick will retain the name Stubb’s, while the restaurant and live music venue in Austin will not.
With their fourth record, the Austin septet solidifies their place as one of the hardest-working, hardest-drinking, and most compelling acts in the state.
A candid conversation with ”the Houston Kid."
Thirty years ago, Jo Carol Pierce turned her Lubbock upbringing into a sublime musical about sex, suicide, and Jesus. Now 72, she's ready for her third act.
Willie Beeley and Billy Stoner have never met. But from a distance, the two musicians might be the same person.
Denton native Sarah Jaffe's transformation hasn't been as radical as it seems.
He just wants to rock and roll all night, and hook ’em every day.
The festival—which has had its own issues around immigration this year—declined.
The exclusive clip comes from PBS’s 'The American Epic Sessions,' which premieres tonight.
But not as a duo, unfortunately.
Here are your not-to-miss acts across the state.
Why are international bands so obsessed with Texas?
The Eli Young Band's sixth album, 'Fingerprints,' doesn't have the radio hits, but it is consistently satisfying.
For the Houston rapper and comedian Chingo Bling, spouting rhymes and telling jokes are two ways of getting at the same truth.
On her debut album, an electrifying young singer from Dallas draws on the past, but refuses to be its prisoner.
In its fifth year, the hip hop/EDM festival scores big.
Here are your not-to-miss acts across the state.
It's not New York or L.A. or Austin, but here's why Midlake front man Eric Pulido calls Denton home.
How a move from New York to El Paso birthed a music career.
Austin’s favorite instrumental post-rock sons kicked off their latest tour with a sad, triumphant night in the city to their south.
The Austin singer-songwriter releases a new track exclusively with 'Texas Monthly.'
The honky-tonk celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary with two Texas country icons.
With their forthcoming EP, the singer-songwriters seek to raise awareness for an issue that hits both of them close to home.