November 17th, 2022 10pm Stage 2
Since 2019, Austin Koenigstein has been writing and recording music under his childhood nickname Smushie. A Long Island expat based in Chicago, Austin brings a unique blend of irreverence, sincerity and raw energy to his recordings and performances alike. Beside him, the Smushie band features a revolving cast of virtuosos, degenerates and dear friends. With hints of folk, proto-punk, psychedelia and crippling ADHD, this music is chicken soup for the ailing heart and soft serve on a balmy day.