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October 11, 2021


By: Laurie Gallardo

Futon Blonde recorded today’s AMM featured track “Lacerate” at vocalist Janson Sommers‘ home, after pulling together a demo written around a singular drum break. Their latest release on London-based label The Animal Farm, is about the art of the understated counterattack. The answer to dealing with confrontation: “…Duck and smile” after the initial strike, but it’s that smile that seems to deal the real punch. Though it seems more like a creeping grimace the Joker might use, rather than a nonviolent response.

Futon Blonde has their next show tomorrow night, Tuesday October 12, at Meanwhile Brewing Company, 3901 Promontory Point Dr., sharing the bill with Austin analog rock-pop outfit Gumma. The music starts at 7 p.m. And please remember to bring your mask.


September 29, 2023

The Homecoming

Put this in your 2024 calendar, in case you missed out this year. On Sept. 21, Mayor Kirk Watson officially declared the day as David Shabani Day in the City of Austin, presenting Shabani with “a proclamation for their craft and work in the industry both locally and abroad.” This is meaningful for Shabani on […]


September 28, 2023


Truly a Renaissance man. No exaggeration. Songwriter. Musician. Multi-media artist – which you’ll know first hand if you’ve ever been to Mobley performance. And now, in the recent words of Jonny Jukebox, “Are you ready for the next level?” Mobley’s journey takes its next cue from a collection of demos titled Worktape, and that’s exactly […]


September 27, 2023

Black Rainbows

We’re all guilty of building up expectations. So, you might spin Corinne Bailey Rae‘s latest blazer Black Rainbows and find it something of a departure for Rae, in terms of a style that incorporates R&B, jazz and soul. This one gets loud, bold, experimental in many parts, powered by guitar and unapologetic vitality, all inspired […]