San Francisco-based avant-punk/psych outfit CHROME is often referenced as post-punk, but they’re more often cited as a forerunner of industrial music, or the “godfathers of what became the industrial rock movement,” with wildly experimental sounds, unique instrument manipulation, and a ruthless deconstruction/reconstruction of rock that didn’t fit any convenient label at the time. Really, it was – is – chaotic brilliance.
CHROME was founded by the late drummer/vocalist Damon Edge in 1975, and joined by guitarist/vocalist Helios Creed the following year. Creed continues to lead the band’s current line-up.
Speaking of which, heads up, fellow hardcore music geeks: They’re in Austin for a show tonight at Barracuda, 711 E. 6th St. And you can’t go wrong with this line-up – Austin band Burnt Skull, and Fort Worth band Mind Spiders.
Get there now. This one comes very recommended.
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The Austin Music Foundation is reppin’ with an awesome opportunity for you to enjoy new musical discoveries at tonight’s AMF March Music Mixer, a post-SX survivor’s social gathering for mingling and immersing yourself in some very cool live music sets.
Head on out to Native Hostel Austin, 807 E. 4th St., for the show. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music kicks off at 7:15 with dream pop outfit Shy Beast, followed by electro-tribe trio and recent Austin Music Awards winner Trouble In the Streets (featured on today’s AMM) at 8:30.
A badass show at a lovely early time, and you get to make new friends with like-minded musical interests. Go and show your support. Very recommended.
-Photo of Trouble In the Streets courtesy of the artist.
Another SXSW has come and gone, and it seems the whirlwind of activity flew by in the blink of an eye. But really, is it that quiet afterward? Not exactly. The Austin Music Minute is here to remind you that long after the festival is over, the music goes on, and our city is fortunate enough to have something magical happening practically every night.
Today’s AMM recommended show features a lovely line-up at the White Horse, 500 Comal, with three AMM faves: Country-rock hoodlums who bring the party wherever they play, Loteria; country/Americana songwriting goddess Kathryn Legendre; and the gents who know exactly which classic tunes strike the chords in your heart, the Texas Tycoons. The music starts with the Tycoons at 8 p.m., followed by Legendre at 10 p.m. and Loteria at midnight.
This is your extra-special Monday night right here. And it’s an excellent reminder of why Austin is awesome. Recommended.
The Austin Music Minute SXSW selections for Saturday:
-A showcase at The Sidewinder, 715 Red River, featuring Queens blues rock songwriter Breanna Barbara (featured artist on today’s AMM), NYC pop-rock outfit Pow Pow Family Band, New Orleans math rockers Caddywhompus, and Brooklyn rock band Navy Gangs.
-Photo of Breanna Barbara by by Elizabeth Maney.
Your Austin Music Minute SXSW selections for Thursday night, March 15th:
-Psych and garage rock showcase at Valhalla, 710 Red River, with NYC artists Acid Dad (“Don’t Get Taken” from Audiotree Live was featured on today’s AMM) and Cassandra Jenkins, and Indiana rock band Thunder Dreamer.
-Photo of Acid Dad by PSquareMedia for Brooklyn Vegan.