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September 13, 2023


By: Laurie Gallardo

It’s understood that certain platforms are commonly utilized for a significant amount of musical exploration, but your AMM host prefers Bandcamp, which is where your aforementioned host had a field day with a bunch of Gus Baldwin releases. Full volume, full throttle, starting in all caps with “LOAN SHARK” and “KILLER OF THE MAN II,” rattling the skull with Thriller II in its entirety because it reminded me a bit of Machine Gun Etiquette-era Damned, and kinda wishing I’d been a fly on the wall at the live-to-cassette recording of Live Bugs at Indian Roller. Damn. Plus “More War,” “Silk Sonic Blue” and today’s AMM featured track “Burglar For You” – every last mutilating riff. Generally speaking, it’s the sensation of feeling like it’s all about to careen out of control with this manic staccato speed, but then you swerve sharply round the corner and peel out into pop/garage punk power hooks. The shreds are ridiculous.

Remember to pick your jaw up from the floor as you check out Gus Baldwin and The Sketch tonight, Wednesday Sept. 13, at Hotel Vegas on E. 6th. Doors at 9 p.m., and the show starts out with a set by garage/shoegaze outfit Party Van. Stick around for a special treat afterward: Just before playing tomorrow night at the Parish, LA psych-punk quartet Frankie and the Witch Fingers will be at Vegas for a late night DJ set, 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.