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September 28, 2022

Love & Algorhythms

By: Laurie Gallardo

The world was just beginning to shut down due to the pandemic as Seratones returned home from their Power tour. The only way the band was able to work on new music was through Zoom sessions. Yet over the course of lockdowns and limitations, and dark moments both collective and internal, the energy coming from Love & Algorhythms feels jubilant and transformative. The vocals are exuberant, celebrating living in the moment. Powerhouse front woman A.J. Haynes describes Love & Algorhythms as a protest album for current times, focused on getting present and weathering the difficult moments with abundant joy, a combination of self-nurturing and direct engagement. It’s a spirit honoring Hayes’ multiple inspirations, from writers Audre Lorde and bell hooks, to the music of Alice Coltrane and Donna Summer.

“There’s this American ideal of the pursuit of happiness, but I don’t want to chase happiness,” Hayes says. “I want bliss and wholeness. This world we’ve created, that we were able to discover through working through ourselves – I want to sit in this world longer.”

Seratones is back in Austin for a performance tonight, Wednesday Sept. 28, at 3Ten at ACL Live, with special guest Chief Cleopatra opening the show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the music starts at 8:30 p.m.


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.