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October 2, 2020

Corn Times, Virtual Style

By: Laurie Gallardo

The damn pandemic hit, and music festivals were cancelled left and right…except, perhaps, for one. See that demonic creature peering round the corner, an ear of corn in his fanged jaws? It’s revved up and ready to go.

Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta, created by your favorite hooligans behind Saustex Records and ATX cowpunks Hickoids as an alternative to other festivals happening around this time of year, is making this year’s party an entirely virtual experience, though no less rowdy or rambunctious. Corn Lovers fans would expect no less.

‘Tis is a strange year, indeed, but the Fiesta has always been a wonderfully strange experience, so no worries there! The crazy  celebrations stream over the weekend with sets from a location near Austin (my, how secretive…), and remote sets from Atlanta, New Orleans, New York, and Haltom City (near Dallas/Fort Worth). And welcome to another sick AF line-up, featuring We Are The Asteroid, The Beaumonts, Churchwood, DiNOLA, Hamell On Trial, Frontier Dan and the Hickoids and more.

Get the full line-up and set times on the Facebook event listing, and tune in to Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta starting at 2PM (Central) Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, on Facebook Live.

-Monster artwork courtesy of Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta. 


October 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]