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May 26, 2021

Vortexas Vorever

By: Laurie Gallardo

As the story goes, songwriter Benjamin Violet recalls a very specific time on the road, inspiring the mood of his band Pelvis Wrestley‘s debut LP, Vortexas Vorever. “I woke up early in West Texas on a long drive with my friend, Susanna, intuiting that we weren’t quite east enough,” Violet says. “My mind was set on a glowing hill of granite, and my body was trying its best to catch up. Vortexas Vorever is a tribute to that homeward-bound chase, and a document of what happens when you get where the geology demands.”

Homeward-bound is different for everyone, but those in the midst of vast TX spaces know there’s more to the far-reaching landscape than the land itself. Vortexas Vorever‘s extraordinary blend of glam, country, pop and western ennui all at once tap into a very distinctive vibe, the view of an endless horizon reminding you of endless possibilities. That geology is very demanding.

Pelvis Wrestley performs at a show tomorrow night, Thursday May 27, at the Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. The bill includes sets by 20th Year Reunion, SOBBRS, and Lainey Gonzales. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m.  Masks required for entry.


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 […]