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June 29, 2023

Fool For You

By: Laurie Gallardo

Welcome to the enchanted forest, adventurer. Batty Jr. is your guide as you curiously meander through From The Land Of Insofaras (2017), moments captured in song, atmospheric sound, and the humor and candor of songwriter Zeke Jamon. Seriously, there’s something ridiculously sweet about Jamon singing “I don’t really have time for this…” on opener “Had A Little Tree.” The tree is lovely, it’s Love, the roots run deeply, but…moving forward means uprooting. “And there is no way I would ever leave her, well / There was no way I was ever going…” Of course, the Shakey Grave‘ fave “A Little For Later” has Sadie Wolfe‘s gorgeous cello gently gliding you into a dusky gem of rest and recalibration. In Shakey Graves’ own words on Insofaras: “The best thing since sliced object. Get off my lawn, Zeke.”

Here’s an extra shoutout to Wormholes track “Blue,” for its gentle expression of regret at the end that leaves you grinning for the rest of the day. The entire album was recorded in Marfa (at Janelle’s house, btw), and it seems to encapsulate the tiny town’s summertime vibes in each captivating track.

Now make way for Batty Jr.’s invitation to spin back round for DO A U E!. Jamon, Wolfe, drummer Daniel Coborn and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Ry Black return with more sunlit melodic magic, coming out next Friday. Kick back and enjoy the new tunes and well-loved faves at Batty Jr.’s show tonight, Thursday June 29, at the Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. Doors at 7 p.m., and the evening starts with a set by songwriter Lori Ellen, followed by Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls. It’s gonna be a beautiful night. This is a love letter. Can you tell?


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.