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October 9, 2023

Stop Waiting

By: Laurie Gallardo

It’s a golden twilight, when the stars and a sliver of the moon are visible, even though the sun hasn’t completely set yet. It’s a wisp of a breeze…or was that a ghost? It can be the early morning light just as easily as it could be a star-studded night sky. And, much to the delight of your AMM host, one fan describes AMM featured track “Stop Waiting” by Cigarettes After Sex as “another great night driving song.” It is. Mesmerizing with a longing that could never be quenched, it’s made all the more ethereally seductive by the vocals of Greg Gonzalez.

Cigarettes After Sex is known for their subterranean dream-pop mystique, a dreamlike ambient presence with a dark edge to it, from their EP I (2012) to their 2017 self-titled debut album, and their 2019 release Cry. But don’t skip over the two-track dark pop caress of Crush (2018). And following the KUTX-featured single “Pistol” comes another two-track treasure, Bubblegum, from which “Stop Waiting” comes. Put this one on the playlist for your next road trip.

Cigarettes After Sex performs tonight, Monday Oct. 9, at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, as part of ACL Fest Nights. Doors at 7 p.m.


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.