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Image features side view of Suzi Gardner on guitar, Donita Sparks on guitar, and Jennifer Finch on bass in front Mohawk audience. Colorful, psychedelic imagery washes over the stage, the band, and the audience.


L7 Live at Mohawk: LEVITATION 2022

By Avery Viers Local Music Director On day one of the whirlwind weekend that was LEVITATION 2022 I spoke with Donita Sparks, guitarist and vocalist of legendary hard rock band, L7. Sparks and band members Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, and Dee Plakas played at Mohawk on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, as one of the music festival’s final sets. With only twenty-four hours to prepare for my interview with Sparks, I […]

todayNovember 23, 2022 55 1

Members from the band DIIV performing live on stage amidst multiple lights.


Concert Review: DIIV at Mohawk

By Jake DromgooleMusic Journalist Ah, autumn in Austin, Texas. Where the temperatures rise and fall thirty degrees overnight, and sweater weather quickly becomes just plain sweat weather. Oct. 14 at the Mohawk was one of those warmer nights, made warmer by the few hundred bodies gathered to witness shoegaze/indie band DIIV’s return to Austin.   DIIV (pronounced dive) took the outdoor stage at the Mohawk a little after nine o’clock after […]

todayOctober 17, 2019 69

Daniel Johnston putting his guitar strap over his neck


A Celebration of the Late Great Daniel Johnston at Mohawk

By Jillian JacobsMusic Journalist On Sept. 11, 2019 a legend passed away. His name was Daniel Johnston. Johnston was a key figure in the Austin music scene. He made his debut to the town in the '80s by passing out his tapes to musicians not to gain fame but to share what was on his mind. On Oct. 10, 2019, World Mental Health Day, lovers of Johnston gathered together to […]

todayOctober 16, 2019 26

The backdrop to Beach Fossils’ set.


Beach Fossils Show Review

By Madisen Gummer Music Journalist Beach Fossils sound like spring, and Tuesday, April 23 they brought their warm and dreamy melodies to Mohawk in Austin to begin their US tour. I was personally excited for this show because not only am I a big fan of the headliners, but also the two openers. Why Bonnie graced the stage with a perfect mix of eloquence and grunge. Their set included some […]

todayApril 25, 2019 43

The band, Ooey Gooeys in the street of Downtown Austin


Wednesday Night at Mohawk

By Clayton Chaney Local Music Journalist This past Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to attend an incredible show put on by some extremely talented local bands from the San Marcos/Austin area. I must say it was the most exciting Wednesday night I’ve had in a long time. Mohawk is a pretty well-known venue around Austin as they’ve hosted bands like Hippo Campus, Tom Misch, Mac Demarco and The Deer. If […]

todayFebruary 2, 2019 25


Post Animal at SXSW

By Aimee Huckeba Music Journalist South by Southwest is the premier festival for up-and-coming music, films, gaming and more that takes place across Austin for nine days. SXSW 2018 has come and gone, leaving Austin with a strong impression of the underground talent that has already started to surface. I had to go see the Chicago-based band Post Animal this festival season. Luckily for me, the band had numerous shows […]

todayJune 14, 2018 41

Destruction Unit playing


Destruction Unit Destroys Austin

Andrew Nogay Web Content Contributor This past Saturday, Destruction Unit played a show at the Mohawk in Austin. If they aren't the best band in America, they very well might be the loudest. This was the third time I've seen them live, and like all the other times it was an experience. They play an aggressive offshoot of psych-punk that uses noise to the point of disorientation, or tinnitus. It […]

todayJune 19, 2015 32


Shapescenes at the Mohawk

by Sierra Schuette Web Content Contributor *KTSW consists of and respects varying opinions within its staff. Opinion articles do not reflect the opinion of KTSW as a whole. Shapescenes is an alternative rock band with a little electronic edge out of Austin, Texas. They draw inspiration from bands like The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, and My Bloody Valentine. I can see fans of indie rock really enjoying their music. The band […]

todayJune 8, 2015 29

Geographer album


Geographer Tours Mohawk

Written and Interviewed by Brittany Godwin KTSW Music Geographer is a California based artist who traveled a across the country to find success.  Lead by Michael Deni—who I had the chance to sit down with—the band has a unique and upbeat sound.  This past Saturday, Geographer was finishing up their countrywide tour at the Mohawk and played an unforgettable show. Brittany: How has your tour been so far? Michael: Tour has been really exciting. […]

todayJune 4, 2015 21

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