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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 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 […]