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September 27, 2022

Here Comes the Zoo

By: Laurie Gallardo

Though Local H has typically been associated with ’90s post-grunge, they never lost their signature sound moving into the 2000s. As Good As Dead (1996) may be one of their most lauded albums, but Here Comes the Zoo (2002) marked a pivotal moment for the band “that would determine whether or not Local H was going to even have a future,” according to guitarist Scott Lucas.┬áThe deal was sealed with producer Jack Douglas on board for their fourth studio release.

More than thirty years later, Local H remains a powerful presence in music, and remained so even during the height of the pandemic, when they became one of the first bands to present drive-in concerts, in addition to their successful shows streamed live from their studio space. And now the band celebrates the 20th anniversary of Here Comes the Zoo with a national tour, making a stop in Austin tonight, Tuesday Sept. 27, for a show at Empire Control Room and Garage. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.


December 8, 2022


Heads up on an early show happening this evening at Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress Ave. It’s our KUTX February Artist of the Month from this year, Chief Cleopatra! Songwriter and vocalist Jalesa Jessie and guitarist Buddy Lenny will present a stripped-down version of Chief Cleopatra at an early performance tonight, starting at 5:30 […]


December 7, 2022

Lost Behind The Clouds

This week, Austin pysch-pop rockers Bali Yaaah debut their first full-length release, Lost Behind The Clouds. Though this time, those swirling cosmic Brit-psych and post-punk vibes hit close to home amidst dreams of…breaking out of lockdown and maybe flying off to the beach? Hell yes. At the time of production, the notion of lockdown was […]


December 6, 2022

Speaker Bump Special

It’s the Speaker Bump Social, though leave it to your AMM host to keep referring to tonight‘s line-up at Hole In the Wall as the “Speaker Bump Special.” But it is special! Don’t forget to get your hands on Ben Buck’s B Sides remix compilation, put together by the ATX-based rapper/beatbox himself. From traditional to […]