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January 21, 2022

Love Austin Music: Jackie Venson

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

First, a big thank you for celebrating Love Austin Music Month with KUTX, the City of Austin Music and Entertainment Division, and the Austin Music Foundation! As you know, KUTX is all about the local artists, but Love Austin Music Month serves as an important reminder to support your favorite ATX songwriters, bands, vocalists and musicians all year round. That includes buying the music and the merch (time for a new band tee, maybe?), and going to shows.

That last one has been kinda tricky to navigate during these pandemic times. A recent Faster Than Sound column by Austin Chronicle writer Rachel Rascoe examines the effects the Omicron surge has had on live shows in town, everything from postponements to cancellations, and very last-minute line-up changes that may significantly alter an entire show.

Following two show cancellations in the interest of “protecting the health and safety of my band, my crew and y’all,” Jackie Venson opted instead to bring the show to fans online. Venson’s livestream performance will feature a full production with the entire band, and tickets available via Venson’s Bandcamp, which include a digital download of Love Transcends.

The show kicks off at 9 p.m. (Central) tomorrow night, Saturday Jan. 22. Tune in for the shreds, stay for the virtual party.

January 20, 2022

Love Austin Music: Good Looks

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

We’re steppin’ up to represent with Love Austin Music Month, a friendly reminder to show love for your favorite Austin music artists. Today’s Austin Music Minute presents a new favorite making their debut on Keeled Scales, Good Looks. Led by vocalist Tyler Jordan (Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space) and longtime collaborator Jake Ames, the band worked on their new LP Bummer Year with producer Dan Duszynski (Loma, Cross Record), set for release April 8.

Featured on today’s AMM is album opener “Almost Automatic,” officially out with a single release show tomorrow night, Friday Jan. 21, at Hotel Vegas. The line-up includes Pelvis Wrestley and The Juniper Berries. Check the venue for COVID safety protocol, and remember to bring your mask.

January 19, 2022

Love Austin Music: Lord Friday the 13th

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography by Vanessa Pla.

The celebration of Love Austin Music Month continues on the Austin Music Minute with some crazy cool trash-glam punk by a band your AMM host has been raving about – so much so that some of those raves are on a t-shirtLord Friday the 13th. The sibs Lenz, Felix on vocals and Sloan shredding guitar, let loose with the freaky, fantastical and fabulous on their musical adventures in all their garage-glam, red platform shoe glory. And a side of bat wings, thank you.

Lord Friday’s next dollar-store-punk-chic soirée is coming up tomorrow night, Thursday Jan. 20, at Hotel Vegas on E. 6th, on a bill with Spotter and LA dreamy grunge trio Moonily. Doors open at 9 p.m. Check with the venue for COVID safety protocol, and remember to bring your mask.