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March 27, 2023

Walking the Rope

By: Laurie Gallardo

Jon Lloyd

When not shredding for Hong Kong Wigs or Sweet Spirit, Jon Fichter embarks on his own mad scientist musical experimentation as Jon Lloyd. And what’s in the lab? Fichter delights in weaving unusual and intriguing soundscapes into traditional pop styles. Inspired by all the good things like horror films, detective novels, good doggos, road trips and (oh HELL yes) Gary Numan, Fichter creates a unique trip of his own on Jon Lloyd’s debut LP, Walking the Rope, released on Mr. Pink Records.

Now’s your chance to catch Jon Lloyd during a night of awesome solo performances tonight, Monday March 27, at Chess Club on Red River, with Vanessa Jollay (Tearjerk) and Paul Stinson on the bill. Doors at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m.

Vanessa Jollay


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I Don’t Know My Words

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I Want More

This is not goodbye forever. It’s merely a relocation. At least, it is for those of us who deeply appreciate Jim Eno‘s work behind the scenes, and undoubtedly the vital role he’s played in an incredible band with a reach far beyond Austin. The AMM’s just gonna be blunt and say: It sucks when one […]