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July 5, 2021

Surrealist Archeologist

By: Laurie Gallardo

The AMM has a couple of (very abridged) definitions to give you some perspective on today’s featured artist. First, there’s archeology, stories from the excavation and analysis of various objects; and surrealism, creativity stemming from the unconscious mind. In a way, renown cellist and songwriter Helen Gillet applies both to her work as a self-described “surrealist-archeologist” exploring the endless fluidity of sound and art, and from that, weaving new stories in her ongoing musical journey. The New Orleans-based composer intertwines different musical styles and cultures, from classical and various French chansons to jazz, rock, pop and funk, with innovative use of cello and looping technology.

Gillet will be joined by Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston (Little Mazarn), and cellists Nino Soberon and Joey Reyes for a live performance tomorrow, Tuesday July 6, at Cloud Tree Studios, 3411 E. 5th St. The show begins at 8 p.m. Yet another extraordinary sonic experience to add to your list of must-see performances.


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.