This Song: Tiarra Girls on “Just a Girl” by No Doubt

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This Song: Tiarra Girls on “Just a Girl” by No Doubt

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Austin based sisters Tori, Tiffany and Sofia Baltierra have been playing as the Tiarra Girls since they were in elementary and middle school. Listen as they describe how seeing the video for No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” influenced them all stylistically and helped them find their voices as young women in music. They also tell the story of the genesis of their song “Leave it to the People” and trace how that song’s release has helped them see their music as a way to empower their community and advocate for the change they want to see in the world.

Tiarra Girls will be playing Chingona Fest on June 22nd at Hops and Grains Brewing along with Tribes and Bidi Bidi Banda. Get Tickets to Chingona Fest here.

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This Song: Rhett Miller (rerun)

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This Song: Rhett Miller (rerun)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

Musician, writer, and frontman for Old 97’s Rhett Miller launched his own podcast “Wheel’s Off With Rhett Miller” earlier this year.¬† In it, he talks to artists about what it’s really like to live a creative life.

In this 2017 episode, he describes how hearing the Jewish Lesbian Folk singer Phranc perform ‘The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” changed his life and showed him the power of musical connection.

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This Song: Strand of Oaks on “Lazarus” by David Bowie

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This Song: Strand of Oaks on “Lazarus” by David Bowie

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

“This is the sound that quasars make when they’re being born or the resonant frequency of the big bang.”

Timothy Showalter, who leads the folk-rock band Strand of Oaks, chronicles his journey through depression on the band’s new record, Eraserland. Listen as he describes how hearing David Bowie’s “Lazarus” at the end of the recording process helped him see how powerful documenting dark times could be. Then hear how the process of making Eraserland helped bring Showalter to the other side of his own dark times. “(The record) exists in this wonderful place where it did start in a pretty dark place personally, but where it ended up turned out to be the brightest most love filled moment.”

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This Song: Thea Wood on “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett

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This Song: Thea Wood on “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett

Posted by on May 22, 2019

Writer and entrepreneur Thea Wood describes how hearing Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” while watching the documentary of the same name¬† reignited her passion for music and inspired her to make a huge change in her life.¬† Listen as she explains how that experience led her to create the “Backstage Chats With Women in Music”¬†podcast as well as the the Backstage Chats Foundation ¬†which seeks to “eliminate gender disparity in modern music by amplifying the voices of women in music and accelerating their careers through grants and scholarships.”

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This Song: The Teeta on “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

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This Song: The Teeta on “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Posted by on May 8, 2019

Austin rapper The Teeta breaks down all the reasons he loves “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen and how it influenced the direction he took on “Rain” from his latest record¬† Teeta World.¬†¬†

The Teeta will join Confucius and Fresh, hosts of our hip-hop show The Breaks for “The Breaks Live: Graduation Edition” this Friday, May 10th at Empire Control Room along with Grizz,¬† DJ Manny Mo, and Dj Yupthtsher.

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