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January 17, 2023

Love Austin Music Month: Dorio & Tearjerk

By: Laurie Gallardo

Rachel Rascoe and Chad Doriocourt of Dorio.

Today’s AMM featured track feels so airy, smooth and bass ‘n’ synth disco-danceable that it almost leaves one flabbergasted to hear – oh so sweetly – that one wasn’t invited to the party.

Inspired by a less than desirable neighbor interaction, “Light Me Up High” is just a sampling of the latest sparkling orchestral pop arrangements by Austin-based artist Dorio (Chad Doriocourt‘s songwriting project with collaborator Rachel Rascoe). The song (and new music video), out Thursday, is on Dorio’s forthcoming LP, Strawberry Dream, set for release April 29 via Earth Libraries and Citrus City Records. And, as part of KUTX’s Love Austin Music Month celebration, the AMM is spotlighting a release show – but make it a double – this week at Chess Club.

Dorio’s single and video release is perfectly tied in with new music by Austin-based dream folk artist Tearjerk (singer, songwriter, guitarist Vanessa Jollay) and the single “Show You,” an awesome folk pop-rocker of a pained soul feeling defeated by the struggle to reveal whatever’s inside. Catch this double release show Thursday night, Jan. 19, at Chess Club on Red River. It’s a bill made even more outstanding with a set by San Gabriel. 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.