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November 30, 2022

Estos Tres

By: Laurie Gallardo

John Doe. Photo by Jim Herrington.

It’s three times as badass. The AMM presents the lowdown for your Wednesday night at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul, 2008 S. Congress Ave. No need to explain ’cause you already know, but…

  • John Doe placed his searing brand on punk with X, but damn well brings next-level renegade as a solo artist with LPs like Fables in a Foreign Land. Recorded live in a cozy room at Jim Eno‘s Public Hi-Fi with bassist Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson), drummer Conrad Choucroun, guest appearances by Carrie Rodriguez, and songwriting collabs with X bandmate Exene Cervenka, Terry Allen, Shirley Manson (Garbage) and Luis Perez (Los Lobos), Fables unfolds a wayward stranger’s tales like some kind of historical poet. The characters come to life as The John Doe Folk Trio serenades you tonight at 8 p.m.
  • The AMM previously referred to songwriter Taylor Wilkins‘ project Otis Wilkins as the “softer side” of Otis the Destroyer. That, friends, is an unfair understatement. Wilkins and Spaceflight RecordsBrett Orrison produced a handful of Otis Wilkins singles that rock as much as the Destroyer side, but revel in a more ’60s/’70s ethereal pop vibe. “Sundaze” brings out the dreamier side, though not to undersell the Akira Kurosawa-inspired soundscape “Kamakura.”, and the sweet ‘n’ sexy ditty that is “Charlene.” But gotta admit, even NPR Music lost their minds over “Joni Mitchell Was Punk.” Err merr gerrd. Otis Wilkins sweeps you off your feet at 10 p.m.
  • Lately, KUTX has been featuring Je’Texas‘ extremely groovy rocker “California Sun,” but your AMM host got a major sneak preview with an entire cache of Je’Texas’ songs. Holyhell. More awesomeness to come from this trio. Vocalist Dylan Bishop, drummer Damien Llanes and bassist Gian Ortiz sweep in with a melodic Pretty Things-esque energy one moment, then turn out the baddest, heaviest of jams in the next. Rock, psych, blues-blastin’ swagger. Stay up late with Je’Texas as they blow out the amps starting at 11 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.