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August 7, 2023

Versions of Modern Performance

By: Laurie Gallardo

Seriously, Versions of Modern Performance sounds as though it could’ve been released in the ’80s or ’90s, but it’s the 2022 debut LP by Chicago’s Horsegirl. Maybe it has something to do with album producer John Agnello, who’s also worked with The Breeders, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. Or, could it be that Nora Cheng, Gigi Reece and Penelope Lowenstein are old souls? Nah, leave that Gen X-thinking at the door. There’s something compelling here that transcends revivalism, an aesthetic spanning a range beyond the years of this band, from the darker, discordant instrumentation to their brilliantly cryptic, tongue-in-cheek lyrical originality.

Horsegirl’s tour brings them to Austin for a show tonight, Monday Aug. 7, at the Parish. Doors at 7:30 p.m., and fellow Chicagoans Lifeguard open the show.


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.