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April 21, 2022

Hot Flash Heat Wave at Empire Control Room

By: Laurie Gallardo

The initial buzz around Hot Flash Heat Wave began with their 2015 debut Neapolitan – especially as the garage-y/surf-y off-center gem “Gutter Girl” made the rounds. From that point, their evolution continued on its elaborate path of endless influences. On their third LP Sportswear, the San Francisco-based trio joyfully flows through a more synth-centered mesh of early and mid-’80s new wave, post-punk, and – your AMM host is damn giddy over this – a few gloomy goth elements in there for good measure.

Hot Flash Heat Wave is in Austin for a show tonight, Thursday April 21, at Empire Control Room on E. 7th. The line-up includes Oakland band Small Crush, and Portland, OR synth-pop outfit Reptaliens. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show kicks off at 9 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.