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February 5, 2020

Cosmic Love

By: Laurie Gallardo

Pour out all the trippy colors. ATX psych-surf rockers Cosmic Chaos released a new video for “Average Legs” (featured on today’s Austin Music Minute) a few months ago, and now they’re ready to unleash all the new tunes on their latest LP, Eye Can See. Recorded by vocalist/guitarist Laura Mendoza and Magic Rockers of Texas madman Jim Campo, the album includes guest performers Emma Boly (flute), Tanner Holtz (violin), David Alvarez (sax) and Nick Crespo (bass) – what your AMM host refers to an all-around family affair with all the friends involved in this awesomeness.

So, in conjunction with The City of Austin Music and Entertainment Division and the Austin Music Foundation‘s Love Austin Music Month celebration, today’s AMM puts the spotlight on Cosmic Chaos for their tour kickoff and album release show tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River. They’re playing Eye Can See in its entirety, with flute/strings/bass accompaniment by all the LP guests along with violinist Bailea Woodall, and the bill includes Acid Carousel, Magic Rockers of Texas, and My Mistress.

This is a badass show. The music starts at 9 p.m. So recommended.

-Photo by Magnetic Focus Photography.


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October 10, 2023

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October 9, 2023

Stop Waiting

It’s a golden twilight, when the stars and a sliver of the moon are visible, even though the sun hasn’t completely set yet. It’s a wisp of a breeze…or was that a ghost? It can be the early morning light just as easily as it could be a star-studded night sky. And, much to the […]


October 7, 2023

ACL Weekend and More

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October 6, 2023

ACL Fest…And More

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October 5, 2023

ACL Fest Preview

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October 4, 2023

Pendant World

One could compare the stark beauty of any given piece by instrumental ensemble Balmorhea to a vigorous inhale/exhale while standing before a gorgeous, never-ending landscape in the natural world. Breathing in the beauty, you’re overwhelmed by the majestic surroundings while simultaneously astounded by their quiet power. It’s unsettling and wonderful. Such is the power of […]


October 3, 2023

Fox Street Blues

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