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January 19, 2023

Love Austin Music Month: Krum Bums

By: Laurie Gallardo

Dave Tejas of Krum Bums.

Did you hear the Austin Music Minute today? Actually hear it, not just read about it here. You can play it below. Maybe you heard it on the radio this morning – and got the jolt of your life, like, “What the hell are you doing, Gallardo?!” Or maybe you were telling yourself, “Hey! It’s about damn time!”

It’s Love Austin Music Month, presented by the City of Austin Music and Entertainment Division in collaboration with KUTX 98.9, a celebration of music artists across all genres that have played a role in our city’s musical history. Whether you’ve got hardcore coursing through your veins or not is not the point. If you know anything about the local music scene, you’ll know why today’s AMM featured band Krum Bums is an essential part of this story. Things started brewing for the crew around 2000, with founding members Dave Tejas and Trae Dog inspired by a Principal Skinner quote on The Simpsons for the band name (so much for Mother Skinner not looking out the window…). Ever since releasing their self-titled debut in 2003, probably even before that, they’ve been doing live shows that have rightly earned legendary status in the annals of ATX punkdom and beyond.

As Greg Beets once wrote in the Austin Chronicle, “Like a glass of vodka flung into your eyeballs, the Krum Bums’ take on punk rock burns.” Through all the chaos, changes in line-up and the city’s skyline, there’s been no signs of slowing down. The fans are lifers.

Want proof? Celebrate more than 20 years of Krum Bums at their show tonight, Thursday Jan. 19, at Mohawk on the outside stage. Doors at 7 p.m. Get your blood pumping with Peace Decay, Liberty & Justice and Nerve beforehand. Oh, and drink the vodka. It’s not for your eyeballs.


October 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]