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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 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.