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June 20, 2023

Blue Skies

By: Laurie Gallardo

After gaining an even bigger following beyond their home city with the LP Flower of Devotion, Chicago-based trio Dehd kept a great thing going with follow-up Blue Skies, garage/surf/no wave hooks revved up by sunny punk-pop abandon. Though admittedly, timing is everything. Its release in 2020 coincided with the damn plague, so touring was not an option for awhile. Nonetheless, it made hitting the road even sweeter when the band was able get back to live shows. As bassist Emily Kempf and guitarist Jason Balla explained in an interview last year, the aptly titled Blue Skies certainly reflected the situation; there’s always a blue sky somewhere. That endless azure expanse always seems to symbolize hope.

Dehd returns to Austin for a show tonight, Tuesday June 20, at Empire Garage, 606 E. 7th St. Fellow Chicago artist Ulna (Adam Schubert of Café Racer) starts out the evening at 7:30 p.m.



October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.