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December 8, 2022

Afrodite

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

Heads up on an early show happening this evening at Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress Ave. It’s our KUTX February Artist of the Month from this year, Chief Cleopatra! Songwriter and vocalist Jalesa Jessie and guitarist Buddy Lenny will present a stripped-down version of Chief Cleopatra at an early performance tonight, starting at 5:30 p.m. The perfect happy hour. Don’t miss it!

Today’s AMM featured track is “Afrodite” from the EP Luna.

December 7, 2022

Lost Behind The Clouds

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

Bali Yaaah. Photography by Instant Crush Productions.

This week, Austin pysch-pop rockers Bali Yaaah debut their first full-length release, Lost Behind The Clouds. Though this time, those swirling cosmic Brit-psych and post-punk vibes hit close to home amidst dreams of…breaking out of lockdown and maybe flying off to the beach? Hell yes.

At the time of production, the notion of lockdown was inconceivable. The band began working on the LP at The Bubble at the start of the pandemic in 2020. As they began to process life changing around them, collectively and individually, so too did the music’s direction change, emerging from a strange existence and pining for a hopeful resolution.

Bali Yaaah celebrates the release of Lost Behind The Clouds with a big show tomorrow night, Thursday Dec. 8, at The 13th Floor on Red River. Joining them on the bill are The Coffin Fits, Fogwood, and Kenton McKay and The Sensors. Doors at 7 p.m.

Jonas Hodges of Bali Yaaah.

December 6, 2022

Speaker Bump Special

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

Chucky Blk

It’s the Speaker Bump Social, though leave it to your AMM host to keep referring to tonight‘s line-up at Hole In the Wall as the “Speaker Bump Special.” But it is special!

  • Don’t forget to get your hands on Ben Buck’s B Sides remix compilation, put together by the ATX-based rapper/beatbox himself. From traditional to underground, Ben Buck honors the legacy of hip-hop artists before him, and is one hell of a collaborator. The comp came about when, faced with not being able to meet with other artists in person during the height of the pandemic, Buck sent out acapella tracks from his past three albums to producers across the country. Get that lightning when you see Buck tonight at the Hole.
  • Following a spectacular Freestyle Monday session at Knomad Studio, along with the release of the new video for “Heartless Monster”, Chucky Blk is ready for the Speaker Bump Special. Your AMM host is hooked on the poetry of A Scathing Critique of Current Affairs, but don’t miss out on Blk’s cover of Death Grips“Black Paint” with “a sprinkle of Henry Dumas’s KEF 12” in the recipe. Et voila!
  • Don’t get it twisted, now. In the words of alt.- hip hop outfit Twisted June, “The FUNK shall be within U.” And by the looks of it, this band is just finding its voice.

Doors at 8 p.m., and the show kicks off at 9 p.m. Get it all.