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May 14, 2019

Don’t Cross My Line

By: Laurie Gallardo

This is what you need to do, if you haven’t already: See the documentary L7: Pretend We’re Dead. It’s education time. It’s a live wire. It’s a frenzy. And someone may or may not have been attacked by a poodle, I don’t know, but…

L7 is also living proof that you can have it all – as in punk, rock, metal, noise, pop and all elements in between. You can do whatever the hell you want, and sing about it loudly. At the top of your lungs. Without censoring yourself for the sake of societal expectations dictated by gender. Founded in 1985 by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, L7 withstood the challenges and ridiculousness of the music industry. And at one point, at the insistence of their fans, they returned from an indefinite hiatus to sell out shows around the world.

Don’t leave the earplugs at home. L7 plays tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the outside stage. Doors at 6:30 p.m., and Le Butcherettes open the show. Ruthless and very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


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

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


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.