Darkbird, Photo by David Brendan Hall

Darkbird, Otis the Destroyer, Blushing [outside]

As Red River reopens, Mohawk returns with a stacked June schedule showcasing Austin’s best indie acts. As Darkbird, headliners Kelly Barnes and Brian Cole dabble in both rollicking swagger and sentimental atmospherics, two ends of the alt-rock spectrum that find common ground in intensity. This duality explains the band’s support: Shoegazers Blushing revel in the ethereal, while rock & rollers Otis the Destroyer nail Nineties-style organized chaos with melodic fuzz. Blow out your ears in the front or hang back from the club’s top level and let this lineup remind you of all that can be done with a guitar. – Carys Anderson
912 Red River, 512/666-0877


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