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March 9, 2021

Unlucky Skin

By: Laurie Gallardo

The ragged curtains part, and Roll the Bones opens with the voice of a wayward vagabond, his heart not too set on finding his way. It kind of felt better to be lost and wandering. Though, when you think about it, we all meet the same fate in the end, minus all of this inconvenient “Unlucky Skin” weighing on our frames…

“Life tasted sweet when I was the bad twin
Devil himself sat waving me by
All of my tattoos
They were of no use
No monetary values have I…”


The album was officially released ten years ago by Shakey Graves, followed by an official proclamation from the City of Austin for Shakey Graves Day. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Rose-Garcia wanted to give back to the fans supporting his work from the very beginning, and that’s still happening ten years later with phenomenal performances, special releases, short films, and more on the not-so-distant horizon on the way.

Shakey Graves continues the 10-year anniversary celebration with his three-part livestream music series, with the second show happening at 8 p.m. (Central) tonight, Tuesday March 9. Tickets for livestream access are available via the Shakey Graves website.


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.