Marching On

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Marching On

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021

New York City’s City Parks Foundation’s Summerstage Anywhere presents Marching On: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, a virtual celebration spotlighting performances of poetry, acting and music.

The Austin Music Minute recommends checking out sets by musical guests Deva Mahal (“Stand In” is featured on today’s AMM); Tarriona “Tank” Ball (Tank and The Bangas); alto-saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin; singer, songwriter and musician C. Anthony Bryant; and harpist Brandee Younger (also featured on today’s AMM).

The Marching On livestream begins at 6 p.m. (Central) tonight, Friday January 15, and can be seen on the Summerstage Anywhere website, YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch and Instagram.

-Photo of Deva Mahal by Russell Kleyn.

I Want My Hotel Free TV

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I Want My Hotel Free TV

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021

Live music shows are, for the most part, still on pause, so it’s great to have a platform like Hotel Free TV keeping the momentum going. Actually, the “DIY life support machine for the local music scene” makes it an all-out virtual celebration of non-genre-defined music, art and performance, all in vibrant supersaturated color. Kinda like an amped-up Adventure Time, baby.

The online virtual residency presents another fabulous livestream extravaganza, Episode 11 if you’re keeping track, featuring sets by ATX hip-hop artist Blakchyl (featured on today’s AMM), garage-punk outfit HOTMOM, and performances by Banshee Rose and Rosalind Hussell. The party starts at 8 p.m. (Central) tonight, Thursday Jan. 14, on Hotel Free TV’s YouTube channel.

-Photo of Blakchyl courtesy of Hotel Vegas.

The Lovestream

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The Lovestream

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021

The message is love. The music is funk. And when your Austin Music Minute host declares that it’s Bootsy Collins-approved, you best believe it’s for real.

Henry Invisible is a virtuoso in the realm of one-man bands, layering grooves, beats, crazy-good guitar and harmonies that collectively sound more like a huge funk outfit instead of one mad (music) scientist. That is the essence of Henry Invisible.

Join Henry Invisible for his next performance on The Lovestream, starting at 9 p.m. (Central) Friday night, January 15th, on Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch, as well as Austin Music Television, Roku and Apple TV.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

Virtual Road Trip

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Virtual Road Trip

Posted by on Jan 12, 2021

The Austin Music Minute sends out big thanks to Latin Grammy-nominated artist Gina Chavez for the heads-up about today’s featured livestream performance, a killer bill loaded with musical discovery – and all online.

Touring platform Road Nation has partnered with the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) to present the Livestream Roadless Series, and tonight’s episode features two local favorites, Chavez and songwriter Saul Paul. Both share an outstanding bill that includes D.C.-based Crys Matthews; songwriter and Dark Water Rising member Charly Lowry; Kreole rock ‘n’ soul artist Sean Ardoin; and Kansas City, MO-based artist Calvin Arsenia.

Check out music by each and every one of these artists, then catch Livestream Roadless at 6 p.m. (Central) tonight, Tuesday Jan. 12, on Road Nation’s Twitch channel.

-Photography by Ismael Quintanilla III.

Good Vibes Only

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Good Vibes Only

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021

It may be what you need right now – good vibes only. And music is the way to go.

Good Vibes Only is The Long Center’s free streaming series of performances by local music artists, recorded following social distance guidelines at The Long Center’s Rollins Studio Theatre.

This week, the series features a set by longtime AMM fave The Deer. Get your dose of psychotropic folk from The Deer starting at 7 p.m. (Central) this Wednesday, Jan. 13, on Luck Stream. And make sure you check out the LP Do No Harm, as well as last spring’s two-track release, Acid Wash / Superstition Mountains.

-Photography by Letitia Smith.