To call Astronautalis a local product is a dubious statement. The rapper is considered a local in no fewer than three other markets: Jacksonville, Florida, where he was raised; Seattle, where he recently lived for a spell; and Minneapolis, where he's based. Dallas owns the following distinctions: Andy Bothwell, the man behind the moniker, graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in theater directing and lighting design; he performs around the region regularly enough that many fans still consider him a local; and, if recent history is any indication, he's a good bet to return to town every few years for a week or so to record an album in the recording studio led by Oak Cliff-based producer John Congleton (acclaimed for his work with St. Vincent, The Walkmen, This Will Destroy You, Sarah... More >>>