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June 16, 2021

Postmodern Heart

By: Laurie Gallardo

Don’t roll your eyes. You love the schmaltz. Admit it.

It started with Star Parks‘ 2016 debut track “Theoretical Girls,” and grew from there, both in sound and arrangement. Songwriter/vocalist Andy Bianculli‘s solo project evolved into a four-piece band with the release of Don’t Dwell, bringing a whole new level of swoon-worthy melancholic wonders, and that was just the beginning. All the layering going into the gorgeous and, quite frankly, epic LP The New Sounds Of Late Capitalism made it monumental. It’s a beautiful homage to Bianculli’s obscure and more familiar musical influences shaping the (now seven-piece) band’s “Burt Bacharach on a budget” orchestral pop. Of course it’s a love story – besieged by doubt and disappointment. How romantic is that?

Dreamy dreamtime over here. Don’t miss Star Parks at their show tomorrow night, Thursday June 17, at The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave., with Otis Wilkins and Stiletto Feels. Doors at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Go on, you’ll love 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.