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Our Almost Real Things Spotlight is composed of submissions from talented up-and-coming artists, local businesses, and entrepreneurs. Whether they’re students, after-hours-artists, or just trying something new, these creative designers, poets, musicians and more are tirelessly pushing their art form forward.

Hit Play on Galen James’ Big Blue Mixtape

For multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer and performer Galen James, the best way to experience his music is by seeing him and his band Compendium, live. James promises...

Dr. Dog Brings their Psychedelic Folk to Austin

Over the past weekend, I got a chance to see the ever-delightful Dr. Dog perform at the Moody Theatre, promoting their latest album, “Critical...

3Bubble and J.Gray Unite Houston’s Hip-Hop Scene

Houston rappers 3Bubble and J.Gray share a love and passion not just for making music, but also for supporting local Texas artists. They released...

Soothing Melodies From Simon Benegas

If you are looking for music to comfort you as winter approaches, look no further. The latest EPs from Simon Benegas, entitled "The Age...

Inside Austin Art Garage with Joel Ganucheau

"Art has been in my bones since I was a boy," shares Joel Ganucheau, painter and co-owner of Austin Art Garage. Since then art has been...

Artists to Hear: May 2019

Though we looooove the medium of print, we understand it has limitations. One challenge we face is finding new ways to feature the pleathora of...

Thriving Together: How Imagine Art Connects All Artists

Twenty one years ago, Debbie Kizer started Imagine Art with the goal of using art to offer education and access to a population that...

Futuristic Conceptual Illustrations by Tambout Naguer

Artist, Conceptual Designer, and Illustrator Tambout Naguer caught our eye with his inspiringly future-facing digital art. He daytimes in the New York fashion industry but by night he transforms...

The Persona “In a World”: A Comic Book EP

Post-Industrial Electronic Hip-Hop artist The Persona is a true collaborator. After hearing about his comic book EP "In a World" we asked about the process. ART: Persona,...

Summertime Indie Pop from Jaicee Rentz

Jaicee Rentz must be wise beyond her years. At only 16 years of age, the San Clemente, California native has found her voice and...

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