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May 31, 2019

Instant Exorcism

By: Laurie Gallardo

It’s a question of the ages, though perhaps today’s technology far exceeds the imagination of individuals from past centuries. But here we go: Is humankind a slave to its technological devices? Many would argue yes – especially seeing people constantly on their iPhones, whether walking, driving or…at any social function – but this leads to another observation. How, in this crazed current state of accelerated information and instant gratification, are humans able to connect with one another on a more personal, emotional level?

Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers, Pigface, Grim Faeries) does some deep searching on this subject with his latest solo LP, the pulsating darkwave industrial/electronic Instant Exocism, an exploration of connection in a primarily disconnected existence.

Extra cool news: Mackey is supporting My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult on their Strange Affairs tour. Both Mackey and dark rock/electronic outfit SINE, riding high on their recent darkly-melodic and mesmerizing full-length debut INSOMNIÆ, will open for Thrill Kill Kult tonight at Elysium, 705 Red River. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Welcome the night. So recommended.

-Photo of Curse Mackey courtesy of the artist.


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.