Three emerging black female Austin artists who you should know

Austin Music Source

Anya at SOS Fest. Robert Hein/For American-Statesman. Anya at SOS Fest. Robert Hein/For American-Statesman.

Controversy erupted on Austin music scene Facebook pages over the weekend when a band full of white dudes with an inflammatory name that references black women’s genitalia had their show at Hotel Vegas cancelled following a social media backlash related to the band’s name. This post is not about that. Instead, we’re dedicating the brain space we could use analyzing whether it’s ironic or sexist for male artists to use mis-gendered band names and whether it’s really worth fighting for the right to upset black women to celebrate some of the fine black female talent rising through the ranks of the Austin music scene.

Anastasia. On her new mixtape “Kale & Yoga” this Austin-born and raised emcee spits rugged rhymes about perseverance, resilience and soul power. Backed by a live band, she set the stage on fire in her early afternoon set…

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