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September 10, 2022

Double Up

By: Laurie Gallardo

Chief Cleopatra. Photography: Ismael Quintanilla III.

It’s no secret that the Austin Music Minute gets greedy for many great shows happening all at once on the same night. And occasionally, two badass shows will conveniently be at the same venue, like today’s featured Saturday funtime:

  • Welcome to psych-noise rock for your dark soul, or as Austin Chronicle writer Alejandra Ramirez recently described most perfectly, “Swirling in black hole cosmos…” Dynamic duo SKLOSS celebrates the release of their EP Voices Travel Through This, a massive surge of fuzzed-up psych drone layers churning from the depths of the void. In other words, your happy place. Guitarist Sandy Carson and drummer Karen Skloss unleash the beast at their EP release show tonight, Saturday Sept. 10, at Hotel Vegas. It’s an early show, with doors at 6:30 p.m., SKLOSS lets loose at 7:30 p.m., and the annihilation continues with longtime AMM fave The Well at 8:15 p.m. Let the shreds commence.
  • But it doesn’t stop there! The good times continue at Vegas with the ultimate AMM fangirl experience, starring KUTX Artist of the Month alum Chief Cleopatra. Songwriter Jalesa Jessie brings the rock to a distinctive R&B/hip-hop soulfire amalgam on her Walker Lukens-produced EP, Luna. Doors open at 9 p.m. for this show, and rock ‘n’ soul sibling trio Sol Y Motion start the damn thing at 10:15 p.m., followed by ATX (by way of Baton Rouge) R&B/soul/southern hip-hop kings THEBROSFRESH (“One word, all caps”) at 11 p.m. Chief Cleopatra takes over around 11:45 p.m.

Do all of it. Buy the merch. No behaving allowed.

Karen Skloss and Sandy Carson of SKLOSS.


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 […]