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May 24, 2023

Some Nights

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography: Syndey Mike-Mayer.

[Insert Rod Serling voice here.] Imagine, if you will, an extreme upheaval in your existence, one that you took on willingly, but without considering the consequences. It’s a drastic change in your surroundings that ultimately changes your entire way of life, your work, and your relationships. What will this new terrain, this new atmosphere, bring? This is not a move to a different city, state, or even country. You’re literally on a different planet. Forget the Twilight Zone. You’ve now entered Static Dynamic.

The forthcoming LP by Austin-based collaborative performance group TC Superstar is songwriter/frontperson Connor McCampbell‘s exploration of life evolving/dissolving as one may know it, in terms of romance, job, home environment and even the entirety of humanity. The album is based on the idea of colonizing Mars; the first half tells the story of one character going off to that new life in space, while the other remains on Earth, and the second half takes a look at their different paths. “I wanted to imagine the effects of a Mars work-assignment on a romantic relationship to explore the severance the characters experience from each other’s reality,” McCampbell says.

Today’s featured AMM track is “Some Nights.” Let that disco beat sink in and join TC Superstar for their single release show tomorrow night, Thursday May 25, at Hotel Vegas. Doors at 6 p.m., with sets by KindKeith and Cloud Companion on the bill.


June 7, 2023


The title of Abraham Alexander’s debut release SEA/SONS suggests a couple of things. There’s definitely a reflection of the time he spent growing up in Greece by the seaside with his brothers, before relocating to Texas. And then, the idea of seasons – not so much about the weather, but the changes in our lives. […]


June 6, 2023

I Don’t Know My Words

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anand Wilder (Yeasayer) released his debut solo LP I Don’t Know My Words last year, a revelatory glimpse into his existence during the pandemic. During his isolation, memories of the music he grew up with – Cat Stevens, The Beatles – songs that his mother played at the house, came flooding back. […]


June 5, 2023

I Want More

This is not goodbye forever. It’s merely a relocation. At least, it is for those of us who deeply appreciate Jim Eno‘s work behind the scenes, and undoubtedly the vital role he’s played in an incredible band with a reach far beyond Austin. The AMM’s just gonna be blunt and say: It sucks when one […]