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March 9, 2022

Mean Jolene at Hotel Vegas

By: Laurie Gallardo

The summer of 2015 was a breaking point for Jolie Cota Flink. Worn down by health issues and crumbling relationships, Flink turned to writing the songs that led to the debut of Mean Jolene, and their first album, Salty. Putting that roller coaster trip into music was the ultimate release – grit, open wounds, unmasked bitterness and all, but never extinguishing the light on the horizon. Follow-up Try Harder (2019) raises the power pop levels to shredder mode, digging further beneath the badass veneer into the affairs of the heart with a clearer mind.

Flink happens to be celebrating a birthday this week with an awesome show at Hotel Vegas. The line-up includes Mean Jolene, TV’s Daniel, Berkshire Hounds, and Nick Allison and the Players Lounge. Catch the birthday shindig tonight, Wednesday March 9. Doors at 8:30 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30 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.