October 19, 2021

Central Machine Works Thursday

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

The AMM is jumping ahead this week to a must-see line-up at Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez. These two bands take over the space this Thursday night, Oct. 21:

Rattlesnake Milk

-It’s a rough mish-mash of all the stuff that’s good for you – raw country, garage rock and punk, unrefined and pulling you into the darkest roots, the underbelly. Get your grubby paws on the self-titled LP by Rattlesnake Milk already, and see them start the show Thursday at 8 p.m.

RF Shannon

-Feet off the ground in a dreamy desert daze with this psych folk/alt.-country sonic bliss. And a breathy, strumming groove like “Dublin, Texas” is a sign of the beauty to come on the forthcoming album. RF Shannon plays at 9 p.m.

Holy hell, don’t miss out. And please remember to bring your mask.

October 18, 2021

The Greatest

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

On Middle Kids‘ latest LP, Today We’re the Greatest, you feel it in every iota of songwriter Hannah Joy‘s vocals.

Simultaneously uplifting and soul-crushing, from each emotionally-stirring story to every wave of uncertainty, you’re caught up in the ebb and flow of the journey. Some tracks are bangers, others ballads. Ultimately, this incredible follow-up to Lost Friends provides introspection on anthemic levels.

The band has a few more show dates in the U.S. before taking their tour to New Zealand. One of those show dates is tonight, Monday October 18, at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. It’s a badass line-up featuring songwriter Cameron Lew’s band Ginger Root, and Austin-based band Darkbird. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Please remember to bring your mask.

October 16, 2021

Dark Heart

Austin Music Minute

By: Laurie Gallardo

The weather couldn’t be more perfect.

It’s as if it cooled down for this evening’s show at The Ballroom. And, while revisiting some Austin Music Minute Lord Buffalo memories, various recurring vibes consistently reappeared: Haunted. Dark. Brooding. Mystical. Unsettling. All complimentary, of course. A Lord Buffalo performance is, indeed, an experience that leaves one breathless and blown away. It’s easy to get caught up in the mesmerizing pulse.

Lord Buffalo recently returned from a brief Southwestern tour, which included a stop at the Psycho Las Vegas Fest. Now it’s time for an entrancing autumnal…conjuring. Give a spin to Tohu Wa Bohu and definitely revisit Lord Buffalo’s self-titled LP, and most especially their 2012 EP. Then see them tonight, Saturday Oct. 16, at The Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St. Get there early to see the entire line-up, featuring psych/garage rock outfit Sheverb, and Dallas-based desert rock/doomfolk trio The Angelus. Badass, one and all.

The music starts at 9 p.m., and please remember to bring your mask.