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June 1, 2021

Thanks For Having Me

By: Laurie Gallardo

Sometimes, all it takes is the magic of simplicity – and a few funky dance moves, and you’ve got yourself a badass music video.

The Stacks“Chicon,” is a nighttime traipse through empty parking lots and a few assorted spaces brightly lit by neon revealing a mostly deserted city. Shot in April 2020, the camera follows guitarist/vocalist Jake Ames along the empty streets and passageways like it’s Adventure Time, because…what else is there to do in the too-quiet, shuttered-down landscape? These are images of the pandemic’s beginnings, only this vibe injects a bit more hope than desolation. Gotta keep dancing. Even if “I’m the only one / Dancing in this town / I’m the only one dancing / To the beat.”

Now The Stacks brings us “St. Michael,” directed and produced by Stewart Parker, opening with a cautionary warning shouting at us in all caps, “CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES,” from what appears to be a ’70s corporate safety video. Accidents! Injuries! Some blood, at one point, and – one WTF moment – electrocution? Damn. It’d be nice if the archangel was in the vicinity, because yikes… All in the midst of “St. Michael’s” vibrant pop shimmer.

Catch The Stacks this Friday, June 4, at Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Menchaca Rd. Another awesome line-up with Hong Kong Wigs, Lizzie Buckley, and Chase Weinacht (Marmalakes). The music kicks off at 7 p.m., and social distancing is in effect.


October 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]