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May 25, 2019

Growing Pains

By: Laurie Gallardo

Fine. Your Austin Music Minute host has no shame, endlessly babbling and gushing like a fangirl when it comes to the music. Deal with it. And that’s definitely the case on today’s AMM with the spotlight on Charlie Belle. For over a decade, sibling duo and founding members Jendayi Bonds (songwriter, guitarist, vocalist) and Gyasi Bonds (drummer, vocals) determinedly shaped the course of their superb pop prowess from an early age, but their youth has nothing to do with the maturity, the depth…the verve of their sound.

A lot has happened since the release of Charlie Belle’s 2015 debut EP, Get To Know – line-up changes, leaving their label, and school, to list a few things. Yet their musical style is as captivating as ever. Their 2019 release, Like I Love This, is another glimmering example of this incredible, almost uncanny connection they have with an ‘80s UK pop vibe.

And we’re talking about an Austin band here.

Don’t miss out. Catch what might be Charlie Belle’s last performance for a long time (dang it!!) tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River. The line-up marks the return of Eyelid Kid, and an EP release by Indoor Creature, as well as sets by Hey Cowboy, The Irons, and Synthemesc. The music starts at 9 p.m. So recommended.


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.