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September 1, 2022

The Coolest

By: Laurie Gallardo

Lord Friday the 13th. Photo: Catherine Lenz.

Heads up, hoodlum. You need this dose of ridiculously cool music that you’ll find at The Ballroom tomorrow night, Friday Sept. 2. Just think: Chaos. Recklessness. Deviant. Loud. You know. All the stuff that’s good for you.

  • Welcome to the coolest thing you’ve never seen. Or maybe you have experienced the glorious trash/glam punk party that is Lord Friday the 13th. The siblings Lenz, Sloan and Felix, deliver their badassery with wicked whimsy and frenetic flair. Claws sharp. Fangs out. I’m a PTS-Deity, baby. Rawk those bat wings.
  • Unleash the riot (grrl). ATX queer post-punk outfit Transy Warhol is obliterating gender norms and inspiring mighty mosh pits. AMM fave track: “Carve Me Out.” Though “My Head Is A Tomb” is neck-in-neck. “I don’t want to do this together / But I can’t do this alone / Everyone else is so fair weather / I’d rather be left alone…” Anthemic.
  • Do not adjust your set, fiend. Animals On TV invades the broadcast as pop-rock commingles with what they’ve branded as “upscale punk – and wherever our noses take us.” Don’t fight it. The volume on the remote is permanently locked on loud.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Show no mercy.


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.