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September 7, 2022

Dream In Blue

By: Laurie Gallardo

Seriously, the first track on The Ocean Blue‘s self-titled 1989 debut on Sire Records was the – hook. The opening chords of “Between Something and Nothing” (featured on today’s AMM) lead into not only one of the defining moments of dream pop as we know it, but it’s also this…mood. This cloudy-sky, blustery-wind, lonely-walk broody mood, practically savoring a recent heartbreak…

Follow-up LP Cerulean brought in more instant faves like “Ballerina Out Of Control,” as well as Beneath the Rhythm and Sound with “Sublime.” These days, The Ocean Blue is touring in support of their latest atmospheric pop offering, Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves (recommended – “It Takes So Long,” “Love Doesn’t Make It Easy on Us” and “All The Way Blue”) and the tour includes two Austin dates, Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10, at 3Ten. As of this writing, Saturday night is sold out, but tickets are still available for Friday night’s show. ATX shoegaze outfit and AMM fave Blushing opens the show on both nights. Doors at 7:30 p.m.


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.