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October 12, 2021

Welcome To Texis

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photo by Chris Vultaggio.

It’s awesome that it seems like several reviewers are gleefully feasting on a line delivered by Sleigh BellsAlexis Krauss on “SWEET75,” the opener on their fifth studio release, Texis – yes, that’s an “i” and not an “a.”

Krauss poses this question: “Aren’t you a little too old for rock ‘n’ roll?!” Absolutely not. It’s just that Krauss and partner-in-Sleigh-Bells-crime Derek Miller kick it up several notches past hyperpop-rock into annihilation mode with a pounding fury. Welcome to the dynamic on mad overdrive.

A little more than a decade following their debut Treats, the New York-based duo is once again reverberating with pop-rock-punk-tech electro fury – the pop that eviscerates. Just imagine Krauss and Miller searing past you at a hundred-thousand miles an hour, and they cut the break wire – on purpose.

Make sure you check out the video for today’s AMM featured track, “Locust Laced.” And catch Sleigh Bells tomorrow night, Wednesday October 13, at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the outside stage. Los Angeles noise rap artists Moodie Black open the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please remember to bring your mask.


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.