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August 6, 2019

Do You Miss Me?

By: Laurie Gallardo

Today, August 6th, would have been Elliott Smith‘s 50th birthday. The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist struggled with drug addiction and mental illness, both of which affected his work until his untimely death in 2003 at age 34.

Several music artists the world over, including many in our own city, continue to be greatly influenced by Smith’s intensely personal writing. Tonight, local musicians will pay tribute to the man and his music with a show at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River, that will also benefit the SIMS Foundation. SIMS is an Austin-based non-profit that provides access to mental health care for individuals working in the Austin music community.

This evening’s line-up features Moving Panoramas, Chris Simpson (Mountain Time, Mineral), Slomo Drags, Daphne Tunes, and members of Ama and Maryann. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with a suggested $5-$10 donation upon entry. Very recommended, and thank you for your support.


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 […]