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January 8, 2021

Virtual Church

By: Laurie Gallardo

For your Austin Music Minute host, the fascination began with an unofficial SXSW showcase presented by Church of the Friendly Ghost several years ago in East Austin; a wonderfully strange mix of undefinable genres that made for one of the best moments of musical discovery.

Created in 2003, CoTFG is an Austin-based volunteer-run arts organization supporting all manner of creative expression, from music and sound experimentation, to theater and film, to a wide array of multi-media projects. Their dedication and commitment to this kind of support has led to incredible projects like the New Media Art & Sound Summit, attended by artists and admirers from throughout the world.

CoTFG also loves facilitating mind-blowing collaborations between artists, and they’ve got one coming up this weekend with the sonic brilliance of Aural Canyon and bassist Rick Reed. The collab/event also includes Aaron Wharton, Bryan Gary, Shane Renfro (RF Shannon), Eduardo A. Garcia, Neil Lord (Future Museums), Mari Maurice, Charlie Russell, Michael C Sharp, and Matthew Hanner.

Catch the stream at 3 p.m. (Central) tomorrow, Saturday Jan. 9, on CoTFG’s Twitch, YouTube and Twitter.


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 […]