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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 2, 2023

It Might Get Loud

Earplugs are not optional for this one. The double headliner at Mohawk tomorrow night, Tuesday Oct. 3, is over the top sick. Tokyo heavy sludge masters Boris share an explosive bill with one of the most influential bands in several things heavy, from sludge to grunge, noise to doom, Melvins. Like, what the hell?! Both […]


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 […]