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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 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]