- August 22, 2016

Aus10™ Rocks: These 10 Bands Will Add Some Zip To Your Week!



Releasing their debut The Art of Making Enemies on Fearless Records in 2002, NearMiss would go on to play on several Warped Tours and tour with bands such as Sum 41, The Vandals, and Gob.

My Jerusalem

My Jersulem released their debut album Gone For Good in 2012, the follow up to their 2010 EP Without Feathers.


Originally from Houston, My Jersulem relocated to Austin in the 90’s. After disbanding in 1998, they announced a reunion tour in 2014.


Crust was active in the Austin music scene in the late 80’s and signed to Trance Syndicate Records owned by one of the members of local band The Butthole Surfers. They disbanded after an SXSW performance in 1997. They reunited for one performance in 2004.

Death Is Not A Joyride

Known for playing music with elements of punk rock, goth, and indie, Death Is Not A Joyride released their album The Human Zoo in 2008.

The Derailers

Founded in Portland in the 90’s, The The Derailers came to Austin to record their debut record Live Tracks in 1995, released on the Austin based label Freedom Records.

Dixie Witch

Formed in 1999, Dixie Witch released their album Into The Sun on Brainticket Records in 2001. They have appeared at SXSW every year since 2001.

One Bad Pig

One Bad Pig is a Christian rock and crossover band who formed in 1985. Known for their wild onstage antics, they reformed in 2016 to record an album and perform a few concerts.

The Waller Creek Boys

The Waller Creek Boys formed in Austin in 1962 with Janis Joplin as a member of the band.

The Tuna Helpers

The Tuna Helpers were an all-female rock band that was active from 2000-2007. The band gave its final concert in 2007.


Featured photo: NearMiss

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