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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.


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 […]


September 26, 2023

Miles and Miles

Put the go-to retro label aside for a minute. The Heavy Heavy moves beyond that with a multi-layered ‘60s sound on their debut EP Life and Life Only. The way Georgie Fuller and Will Turner channel psych and mod influences with folk and soul in a timeless shimmer feels more instinctive than imitative. Then again, […]


September 25, 2023

Zachariah…And Pamela Anderson

Truth be told, your nerdy AMM host is drooling like a goblin over Hyperreal Film Club‘s upcoming scary October screenings at Hotel Vegas. This Austin-based film lovers’ club, formed in 2016, does badass pop-up screenings of independent films of every genre at various spots around town, and provides a platform for guest columnists to write […]