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November 12, 2021

Surf’s Up

By: Laurie Gallardo

Austin-based songwriter/bassist Greg Rhodes got the ball rolling for a cool project back in 2013 inspired by his growing interest in playing guitar, and a love of surf music. So began the evolution of The Avocados.

And, if you wanna get into bragging rights: The band’s current line-up includes fellow heavy-hitters Ben Prentice, Alex Marrero, and John Branch. If you’re the least bit familiar with Brownout, Hard Proof, and Golden Dawn Arkestra, you know all this talent instantly makes The Avocados a badass band. And the guys each come from rich musical backgrounds in terms of style – funk, psych, Latin and beyond. A bit of everything was brought to the surf tsunami of ¡Ensalada!, the new LP set for release tomorrow.

Speaking of which, The Avocados are celebrating with a big release party tomorrow afternoon (Saturday Nov. 13) at the Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and Afro-Latin psych-rockers Serúmn (the new incarnation of the former Continental Drift) open the show at 1:30 p.m. The Avocados play at 3 p.m.

Special thanks to Jack Anderson, producer of the KUTX Song of the Day.


October 30, 2023


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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.