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January 26, 2022

Love Austin Music: Urban Heat

By: Laurie Gallardo

Brace yourself for an enthusiastic onslaught of adjectives. Today’s Love Austin Music Month feature on the AMM brings you a lightning rod of dark electro/proto-punk/new wave/synth wave/part goth/part industrial sound that is all the things but…simultaneously transcending them into something fresher. It’s the portal that leads your ears to Urban Heat. Jonathan Horstmann, Kevin Naquin and Paxel Foley started releasing Urban Heat tracks in 2019. Mad love for these pulsating analog adventure times, and more are on the horizon.

Urban Heat is part of yet another fantastic line-up in a residency show starring electro-pop trio KVN tomorrow night, Thursday Jan. 27, at the Mohawk. They’re joined by Belgrade-born Austin-based pop artist Arya. Doors open at 7 p.m. And please remember to bring your mask.


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 […]