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May 6, 2023


By: Laurie Gallardo

photo: Allan Ansell

It’s many things, coming at you from different directions. Maybe Austin-based band Megafauna is given all the descriptions because of this killer musicianship that owns it. All insanely brilliant live performances aside, it’s never been more apparent than on their sixth full-length release Olympica. This thing is tight yet flies across the board. To hell with any restrictive construct; from every groove to every surge, time signatures throwing you for a loop, you pick up on the coolest pop, sun-drenched psych, undeniable prog power. But the bottom line? Rock. Straight up rock, as vocalist/guitarist Dani Neff delivers the wicked shreds and lyrical prowess that’s always given the band an extra edge.

Don’t sleep on this one. Megafauna’s album release party is tonight, Saturday May 6, at Sagebrush, 5500 S. Congress. The line-up includes Holy Death Trio and The Dead Coats. DJ Dead Flowers starts out the night at 8 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.