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June 16, 2023

Into Oblivion

By: Laurie Gallardo

TR/ST. Photography: Pooneh Ghana.

What a glorious start to Oblivion Access Festival. With the likes of San Jose, CA trio Duster, mesmerizing New Mexico artist Midwife, the twisted brilliance of doom/grind/post-punk harsh noise outfit Elizabeth Colour Wheel, and the obliterating hardcore that is Oklahoma City’s Chat Pile, it was a perfect evening welcoming fest goers into the abyss with the darkest embrace. Expect more of these ridiculously stunning and awe-inspiring performances taking over the Red River Cultural District at Empire Control Room, Elysium, Mohawk, Valhalla, Central Presbyterian Church on E. 8th, Chess Club and The 13th Floor.

This year’s Oblivion Access line-up is massive, celebrating underground music and art on the darker end of the spectrum, from grindcore to doom metal, hip-hop to punk, dark synth to noise rock and beyond. Just a smattering of AMM picks include experimental artist Jarboe; hip-hop outfit clipping; Toronto dark wave artist and AMM fave TR/ST (featured on today’s AMM); doom metal band Pallbearer; experimental duo Yellow Swans; and of course, Drab Majesty; along with local artists Thor and Friends, noise rockers USA/Mexico, Mugger, and F— Money.

For more Oblivion Access picks, check out KUTX host Ryan Wen’s badass selections, and check out the fantastic feature about the festival by Texas Standard. And find Oblivion Access ticket info at this link here.

*One more thing: The AMM would like to send an extra shout-out to KFC Murder Chicks, playing at Empire Control Room this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. I’ve had “Tsundere 2.0” on repeat for two days in a row. Go get your face melted.


October 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]