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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 11, 2023

Life As Art

This is the definition of an all-around badass. Anastasia Hera picks up where frustration or despair would’ve left off. Her philosophy? “Life as art.” Feeling passionately about rap since her childhood, Hera focused on developing this love of her favorite music into a signature style that doesn’t adhere to just one genre. Facing single motherhood […]


October 10, 2023

Jeremiah Jackson Believes In You

  Don’t fret, pet. This evening, treat yourself to some electrifying glam daddy blues. Austin-based songwriter and face-melter Jeremiah Jackson describes his style as a combination of Bowie, Butthole Surfers and Queens of the Stone Age, all rolled into one sequin-clad glam rocker. Catch the vibe at Jackson’s show tonight, Tuesday Oct. 10, at Meanwhile […]


October 9, 2023

Stop Waiting

It’s a golden twilight, when the stars and a sliver of the moon are visible, even though the sun hasn’t completely set yet. It’s a wisp of a breeze…or was that a ghost? It can be the early morning light just as easily as it could be a star-studded night sky. And, much to the […]


October 7, 2023

ACL Weekend and More

Buckle up. Presenting more selections from your friendly neighborhood AMM: Remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 6, 2023

ACL Fest…And More

Looks as though your Austin Music Minute host got a little carried away again and got some dates mixed up, but didn’t want to waste a perfectly good Bass Drum of Death song (“Everybody’s Gonna Be There” from Say I Won’t). Click on the LISTEN button to hear how it went down…slightly erroneously: Something for […]


October 5, 2023

ACL Fest Preview

All right, so this one’s a day early, but it’s good to have a little game plan for something as gargantuan as Austin City Limits Music Festival. Today’s AMM provides a short list of favorites to check out when the fest kicks off tomorrow at Zilker Park. The afternoon is off to a great start […]


October 4, 2023

Pendant World

One could compare the stark beauty of any given piece by instrumental ensemble Balmorhea to a vigorous inhale/exhale while standing before a gorgeous, never-ending landscape in the natural world. Breathing in the beauty, you’re overwhelmed by the majestic surroundings while simultaneously astounded by their quiet power. It’s unsettling and wonderful. Such is the power of […]


October 3, 2023

Fox Street Blues

The forthcoming album Fox Street Blues by Buenos Diaz has a family story behind it, perhaps one that’s familiar to many generations of survivors. As songwriter/vocalist Nick Diaz explains, “These stories are unfortunately the norm and a large part of the American fabric.” But the album is a testament to how Diaz’ family persevered, and […]