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January 10, 2023

Love Austin Music Month: Black Books

By: Laurie Gallardo

Black Books

So much to love when it comes to Love Austin Music Month that one month is scarcely enough! But January has been designated by the City of Austin Music and Entertainment Division as a reminder to support Austin music artists all year round. And today the AMM spotlights an Austin five-piece making mesmerizing stadium-sized pop, Black Books. Several fans were ignited by the slow but gigantic burn of “Favorite Place,” the opener on the four-track EP Aquarena and soon the sonic gateway to their 2013 self-titled LP, each track deliberately constructed to resonate in tremendous spaces – physical or cerebral.

Their next LP Can’t Even (2017) was their last full-length release, followed by a handful of of singles in 2020, including today’s AMM featured track “Bad News,” recorded remotely by the band, and their 2021 cover of Radiohead’s “Morning Bell (Amnesiac Version).” More is on the way, and you can catch Black Books at their show tonight, Tuesday Jan. 10, at Hotel Vegas on E. 6th, with Deep Sleep and Tombus. Doors at 9 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.