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January 20, 2023

Love Austin Music Month: A Giant Dog

By: Laurie Gallardo

Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog. Photo: Vicious V Photography.

You don’t know until you’ve experienced it live. That should very well be one of the mantras of Love Austin Music Month, the citywide celebration of Austin’s music and the incredible artists who create it. And the live performances in our city alone are tremendous.You can post on Instagram all you like, but being there is what creates the legendary stories that fans feast upon for years to come.

Case. In. Point. —> Ever seen A Giant Dog play? It’s a visceral power that can be felt even if you’re watching from the back of the venue. It’s a headrush and a heart race. It’s a euphoric panic attack. It’s being struck by lightning twice – while gunning for a third. This weekend, you’ll be treated to two glorious nights of A Giant Dog madness: Tonight, Friday Jan. 20 and tomorrow, Saturday Jan. 21, at Chess Club, the cozy spot at 617 Red River that may barely contain all of this energy, but it’ll hurt so good.

Tonight’s soirée includes sets by Blue Jean Queen and Geranium Drive. Tomorrow, Nevil, TV’s Daniel and HOT /// CAKES are on the bill. Doors at 8:30 p.m. both nights. It’s like the AMM booked these shows. Brace yourself.


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.