BANDS TO WATCH 2021

From newcomers to veterans, these 10 Texas acts are catching our eyes

LEON MCAULIFFE

Music’s most famous steel guitarist was a Houston native who inspired a Bob Wills signature phrase — “Take it away, Leon!”

CHATTING WITH BILLY BOB’S PAM MINICK

The former marketing director — and co-owner — of Billy Bob’s Texas is bullish on the venue’s 40th anniversary this April.

CHRIS CHRISTIAN

The driving force behind contemporary Christian music signed Amy Grant, had one of his songs recorded by Elvis and won four Grammys. And that’s just for starters.

RHYTHM & NEWS: SPRING 2021

Recent news from the Texas music scene

BANDS TO WATCH: JACKIE VENSON

Fresh off her Musician of the Year win at the Austin Music Awards, Jackie Venson is soaring at a time when many musicians are...

BANDS TO WATCH: AZTEC MILK TEMPLE

Out of the ashes of the Orange, a rather popular (but typical) rock act out of Dallas rose Aztec Milk Temple, a whole new...

BANDS TO WATCH: SIR WOMAN

In March 2020, Kelsey Wilson’s plans changed abruptly, just like the rest of the world’s. The Wild Child vocalist was planning to release her...

BANDS TO WATCH: NIGHT COBRA

The term supergroup is tossed around loosely and can shift a band’s focus from making good music to juggling high expectations. Christian Larson knows...

BANDS TO WATCH: THE VAPOR CAVES

The gifted boogie and modern funk duo The Vapor Caves are years in the making. Vocalist and songwriter Yadira Brown and producer BoomBaptist (Andrew...