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September 6, 2022

Polite Society

By: Laurie Gallardo

Tonight is night two of LA punk OG’s Circle Jerks taking over the stage at Mohawk. That’s two nights in Austin on the band’s first tour in over 15 years, and the hardcore fans are here for it. This is a band that paved the way, and have one hell of a legacy to prove it – not to mention some seemingly unlikely fans.

Along the way, the torch gets passed on to the next generation of annihilators. One of those bands to keep on your radar is ATX hardcore outfit Bondbreakr, a (relatively) new band that rattled ribcages at this year’s SXSW, and has played shows with the likes of H.R. (Bad Brains), Gregg Turner (former Angry Samoans), Atlanta’s Dead Register, and ATX bands Hellfury, F**k Money and Pleasure Venom. They’ve described their sound as grime, noise and metal crashing headlong into one another at a crossroads, resulting in a psych-rage punk rock carnage.

Today’s AMM featured track is the blistering “Polite Society,” confronting racial and social injustice at the height of the pandemic, though the band notes the lyrics feel as relevant as ever. Bondbreakr and South Texas punks Worm Suicide are playing tonight’s Circle Jerks aftershow on the inside stage at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. Doors at 9:30 p.m., and it’s an all-ages event. Go for it.


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.