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April 22, 2022

The Living Pins and Semihelix at The ABGB

By: Laurie Gallardo

The Living Pins

The original line-up of Austin psych-garage rockers The Living Pins got their start in 1996, making the rounds at ATX-iconic places like the long-gone Liberty Lunch and Electric Lounge, as well as Hole In the Wall. These days, founding members Carrie Clark and Pam Peltz keep the music going with drummer Rich Malley and bassist Claire Hamilton on board, serving up trippy riff-riddled awesomeness on their EP Freaky Little Monster Children. Say what you will about the psych vibe, but the band’s self-described madness describes it best: Primordial ‘1990s Austin meets 2000s oversaturated festival hangover, meets 2020s lockdown mind melt champaign fountain. All part of a balanced breakfast.

Catch The Living Pins tonight, Friday April 22, at The ABGB on W. Oltorf, opening for ATX dream psych-pop outfit Semihelix at 9 p.m. Massive double-header. This rules.

Geannie Friedman of Semihelix. Photo by Angela Betancourt.


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.