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August 29, 2022

Far In

By: Laurie Gallardo

Far In, the seventh studio album by Roberto Carlos Lange‘s genre-defying musical incarnation Helado Negro, was inspired by a desert landscape familiar to many Texans. Those who love Marfa often comment on its natural beauty and the moods it seems to invoke. Whatever the case, it seems Marfa’s atmospheric wonder impacted Lange’s own creative exploration in a major way.

While in Marfa, Lange collaborated on a multimedia art/sound project with his partner, artist Kristi Sword, titled Kite Symphony, commissioned by Ballroom Marfa. From that experience emerged Lange’s reinvigorated perspective on the visual, textural language that is music – what the sounds convey. The vast spaces and endless Texas sky struck the Brooklyn-based songwriter as an almost alien landscape, but it deepened his sense of the imagination running wild. Far In is most effectively communicating the sensations of this nebulous, mysterious, wide open expanse…

Helado Negro is in Austin for his rescheduled show at the Mohawk, happening tonight, Monday August 29. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Chicago-based artist Kaina opens the show.


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.