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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 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 […]