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Rising star, Jackie Venson, is artist of the month on Austin 360/Austin American Statesman and was nominated for a Austin Musician of the Year for the Austin Music Awards.

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2017 was a big year for Jackie Venson. She took her trio to Europe, played to a hometown audience of thousands at KGSR’s popular summer Blues on the Green series and did a series of 10 national tour dates opening for homegrown blues superstar Gary Clark Jr. In September, she released “Transcends,” a five-song EP that features her strongest songwriting to date.

Reggae-infused, R&B/soul artist, Leilani Wolfgramm, releases her new track, “The Trail” on EARMILK ahead of her national tour and album, Live Wire, due out 2/23.

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Leilani Wolfgramm is not only a solid singer but her songwriting skills should be highlighted as well. Her latest single “The Trail” proves just how eclectic she can be when her pen hits the paper.

Dark electro-pop duo, Given Names, drop their wintry video, “East to West” via All Things Go.​

The experimental approach Given Names take in their music is matched only by their visual incarnations. The electronic duo’s latest video, “East to West”, is a death walk through a snowy dream. As two mysterious figures give chase to a nearly beaten man while flashbacks of a cold peace punctuate. A final rest is inspired by ancient Egyptian birual practices, further hinting at what they may be up to for their upcoming work. Watch below.

Long Island’s Divine 9 share gritty new single “Americana Product” on Hip Hop Since 1987 just in time for New Year’s!

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Divine 9 is a 14 person rap/art collective out of Long Island, New York. Co-founders, Kenny Orlando and Numeral, are the co-founders who formed the crew back in 2015. Over the past couple of years, they have worked on various solo projects while building their name throughout the Tri-State area. Today, after the holidays and before the new year, Divine 9 unveil a new single, “Americana Product.” The single serves as the first to be released from Divine 9’s upcoming mixtape, “996.” Gritty production by BETTY The Producer is met with aggressive delivery from Kenny Orlando and Giuseppe. Listen below!

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Metal outfit, Gus McArthur, goes acoustic with their video, “Waiting to Unlock,” which premiered on New Noise Magazine!

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This song is a reflection of hope. Amidst the hysteria and fanatics of the world, Gus still provides glimpses of his heart.” – Sean Honan of Gus McArthur

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Gus McArthur’s acoustic performance of their song “Waiting To Unlock” (watch it below). The track is a new acoustic song from the lead guitarist of Gus McArthur. This is an original piece performed and recorded in a single take at Hourglass Studios in San Marcos, CA.