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April 27, 2019

The Worried Coat

By: Laurie Gallardo

It weighs on the shoulders of the uneasy, this particular item from the wardrobe…

There are multiple voices on Adam Ostrar‘s The Worried Coat. Wait, hang on. To be clear, it’s definitely Ostrar’s vocals you hear on his fantastic second solo release, a brilliant 12-track LP redefining everything addictive about folk/rock/pop sounds. The album in its entirety, every single subtlety, radiates a classic feel without an ounce of pale imitation. And this is not a nostalgic trip, either. Ostrar has described his latest work as twelve narratives of “otherness, self-identity,” and that wretched, debilitating beast known as anxiety. “How we often betray our best intentions through willful ignorance,” he’s explained.

It’s outstanding. Get yourself a copy of the new album at Ostrar’s release performance tonight at the Museum of Human Achievement, tucked in the back of the property at Springdale and Lyons in East Austin. The show is paired perfectly with the release of poet Phillip Trussell‘s literary debut, Sentences, plus performances by Thor & Friends, and Spliff Kazoo.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Very recommended, indeed. With special thanks to Super Secret Records and Cuneiform Press.


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.