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January 31, 2022

Semihelix at Hotel Vegas

By: Laurie Gallardo

Geannie Friedman of Semihelix. Photography by Angela Betancourt.

Today’s featured AMM track “Only to Go On” is the opener on Recoil by dream/psych pop trio Semihelix, originally the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Geannie Friedman. The current line-up includes drummer Valdemar Barrera and bassist Kevin Martin, both of whom are on the latest LP, a fuzzed-out, melodic blast heralding resilience and living in the moment.

Semihelix has a show coming up tomorrow night, Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Hotel Vegas on E. 6th, on a bill with Hersh Cohen’s garage rock project Shared Walls. Doors open at 8 p.m. Please remember to bring your mask.


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 […]


September 27, 2023

Black Rainbows

We’re all guilty of building up expectations. So, you might spin Corinne Bailey Rae‘s latest blazer Black Rainbows and find it something of a departure for Rae, in terms of a style that incorporates R&B, jazz and soul. This one gets loud, bold, experimental in many parts, powered by guitar and unapologetic vitality, all inspired […]