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March 10, 2022

Hotel Vegas & The Volstead’s 11th Anniversary Party

By: Laurie Gallardo

It’s been 11 years since Hotel Vegas and The Volstead started hosting shows on E. 6th in what was, at the time, the polar opposite vibe of Dirty Sixth. The small East Austin venues soon earned their rep for being the go-to spots for cool shows/DJ sets by local and touring artists, from the coziest indoor performances to unbelievably huge crowds clamoring at the patio stage.

Vegas and Volstead mark their 11-year anniversary with – what else? – a mondo party tonight, Thursday March 10, with 11 bands, 11 DJ’s, 11 comedians (there’s a theme here…), a fabulous drag show, loads of vendors and more. Doors open at 4 p.m., and live music continues throughout the night with A Giant Dog, Ringo Deathstarr, Annabelle Chairlegs, Sailor Poon, The Stacks, Sheverb, Flyer Club (with all the flyers), Borzoi, Pleasure Venom, Lord Friday the 13th, and Billy Glitter.


September 26, 2023

Miles and Miles

Put the go-to retro label aside for a minute. The Heavy Heavy moves beyond that with a multi-layered ‘60s sound on their debut EP Life and Life Only. The way Georgie Fuller and Will Turner channel psych and mod influences with folk and soul in a timeless shimmer feels more instinctive than imitative. Then again, […]


September 25, 2023

Zachariah…And Pamela Anderson

Truth be told, your nerdy AMM host is drooling like a goblin over Hyperreal Film Club‘s upcoming scary October screenings at Hotel Vegas. This Austin-based film lovers’ club, formed in 2016, does badass pop-up screenings of independent films of every genre at various spots around town, and provides a platform for guest columnists to write […]


September 23, 2023


The humor is just as beautiful as the damn album, and the album is gorgeous. It starts as soon as you drop the needle on “Girls Bugging Me” on BOOTCUT. You clearly hear Afie Jurvanen, better known as Nova Scotia-based artist Bahamas, attempting to record something, but his young daughters are not having it. “…Can […]