Spotlight

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.

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...

Interpreting Reality with Tom Besson

Tom Besson has experienced Austin in all its phases. He first moved here in 1974 to join the counter-culture movement and continued to integrate within...

Artists in Residence: Fabian Rey

In April we partnered with Pump Project to offer a 6-month residency to two artists in our community: Fabian Rey and Russell Brxwn. They came...

Adult Infancy by Katie Edwards

These wonderful anecdotes were contributed by artist and writer Katie Edwards. Want more? Visit her blog at Katie Awkwards. She doesn't disappoint.   INJECTIONS Shots will still be painful, but...

Illustrations by Graham Franciose

Beloved Austin based Illustrator Graham Franciose understands subtle emotion. Each of his pieces is full of thought and his characters seem to ponder you as you peruse...

Our New Favorite Dance Punk Track from The Woolly Mammoths

“No Confidence Man” may be the title to The Woolly Mammoths latest single, but these five boys from Boston are surely not lacking in...

Capturing the Soul with Robert Page

Self taught painter Robert Page loves a good challenge—depicting the soul of a human or animal. His paintings are brimming with thought-provoking surrealist details, sometimes melancholic,...

Ami Plasse and His Angry Cloud

If you have ever walked the streets of Austin, there is no doubt that you have come across one of Ami Plasse's signature angry...

Film and Music Burn Together

Melbourne-based band Fire to the Stars have found and crossed the beautiful blurred boundary of film and music with the release of their new...

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...

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