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November 4, 2021

Corners Pressed

By: Laurie Gallardo

For your Austin Music Minute host, the irresistible draw of Letting Up Despite Great Faults primarily came from two full-length releases, 2012’s magnetic Untogether and the 2014 melodic glimmer of Neon. There’s something crystalline and vibrant about these infectious releases, but with that beautiful haze, the fuzz enveloping the earbuds – absolutely one of the OG’s in the dream-pop cosmos.

The band’s current members first met 10 years ago, but founder/songwriter Mike Lee has been recording under the Letting Up moniker since 2006. This week marks Letting Up’s first release since 2017, with the new single “Corners Pressed,” featured on today’s AMM and coming out tomorrow on all platforms. And the band celebrates the new music (and a forthcoming album, WOO!) with a show tonight, Thursday Nov. 4, at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River. Country glam outfit Pelvis Wrestley croons the tunes to make your twangy heart swoon, to start out the night. This is a win-win situation.


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 […]