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September 12, 2023

Oh Hell Yeah

By: Laurie Gallardo

All the heart emojis go here. The word that may best describe Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim is euphoric. Two decades together and six albums, one EP and a collection of remixes later, they remain one of the most joyful and joyous musical duos to connect with live audiences. They’ve navigated an independent career of highs and lows with this contagious elation they bring to every show, every interview, something that Matt Johnson once described in a 2019 chat with Paste as a “hell yeah vibe – Kim (Schifino) comes in with more of a f%ck yeah vibe!” And it’s genuine.

The vibe is yours at Matt and Kim’s show tonight, Tuesday Sept. 12, at Mohawk on Red River on the outdoor stage. LA-based musician Vinny Earley‘s jolting garage/power punk project Vaguess (pronounced “Vegas”) starts out the night. Doors at 7 p.m. And also from LA, the electrifying Stuntdriver performs on Mohawk’s indoor stage. Badass line-up.


September 29, 2023

The Homecoming

Put this in your 2024 calendar, in case you missed out this year. On Sept. 21, Mayor Kirk Watson officially declared the day as David Shabani Day in the City of Austin, presenting Shabani with “a proclamation for their craft and work in the industry both locally and abroad.” This is meaningful for Shabani on […]


September 28, 2023


Truly a Renaissance man. No exaggeration. Songwriter. Musician. Multi-media artist – which you’ll know first hand if you’ve ever been to Mobley performance. And now, in the recent words of Jonny Jukebox, “Are you ready for the next level?” Mobley’s journey takes its next cue from a collection of demos titled Worktape, and that’s exactly […]


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 […]