Controlled Chaos

A Weekend in Austin still moshes

Foreign Mothers' Kana Harris
Foreign Mothers' Kana Harris (Photo by Shelley Hiam)

Beth Israel (Thu., May 29, Red 7) Experimental garage band led by Zack Claxton and Ramsey Eddins, who dourly sing absurdist lyrics over coarse guitar textures. Their new debut appears on Parquet Courts' Dull Tools label.

Breakout (Sun., June 1, Cheer Up Charlie's) Young Austinites making instant anthems by mixing modern hardcore with Oi! vox.

Foreign Mothers (Fri., May 30, Holy Moun­tain) All-female trio's thumping, clanging post-punk comes spearheaded by the angular talents of Kana Harris.

Glue (Sun., June 1, Cheer Up Charlie's) Hardcore punk upstarts recall a more nuanced Negative Approach.

The Hex Dispensers (Fri., May 30, Red 7) Veteran spook-punk trio led by sci-fi enthusiast Alex Cuervo.

Impalers (Sat., May 31, Hotel Vegas) Virulent, growling D-beat, featuring Mammoth Grinder's Chris Ulsh.

Institute (Sun., June 1, Red 7) Heavy post-punk with slurred, loose-nut vocals.

Simple Circuit (Fri., May 30, Holy Mountain) Kevin Hoyas' clever, half-sung lyrics draw you into the garage with punk-inflected power-pop.

Ssleeperhold (Sun., June 1, North Door) Holodeck Records affiliate José Cota drops dark synthtronica that's fresh and brutal.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More by Kevin Curtin
Playback: Strike Up the Bond
Playback: Strike Up the Bond
Can the City finally save endangered clubs? Plus J.J. Offender obit and an Austin Music Poll plug.

Jan. 12, 2018

SXSW’s Big Third List
SXSW’s Big Third List
YFN Lucci, Wyclef Jean, Ought, and 572 more

Jan. 10, 2018

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle