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June 21, 2021


By: Laurie Gallardo

These are personal stories. The ground moves beneath your feet as you listen because there’s a sense that Ben Ballinger is communicating with every fiber of his being. Not only the singular voice – naturally amplified and almost defiantly not needing a microphone – but the entire heart, soul, and ravaged mind. Sometimes it feels like a ticking time bomb. Other times, it’s a tattered spirit left fluttering weakly in the breeze. Start with 2011’s Fabrication, Ballinger’s fourth studio release; then soak up The State I’m In (2014) and follow that with the six-track scorcher Something To Show For It (2019). That’s your primer. You’ll have a damn good idea why the live performances are worth your time.

Join Ballinger for his weekly residency set tonight, Monday June 21, at Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. This evening’s show includes a solo set by Emily Whetstone (Van Mary), and a performance by Eamon Fogarty. The music starts at 9 p.m.


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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

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October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

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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.