The Karaoke Underground is for punk and indie rock fans who love to scream, yelp, croon, bark and sometimes even sing their favorites from artists like Bikini Kill, Black Flag, Modest Mouse, the Misfits, Cat Power, the Pixies, Dead Kennedys, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, Joy Division, Fugazi, Guided By Voices and many more. It’s video karaoke with onscreen lyrics, a stage, you — and the chance to sing great songs you just can’t find anywhere else.
With an ever-expanding catalog of punk and indie classics, we’ve got your poison. From Wilco to Wire, from Belle & Sebastian to Big Black, you’re sure to find something to put a microphone in your hand. Don’t see your favorite? Request a song!
We have shows in Austin the First Saturday of every month at Nomad and every Third Saturday at Indian Roller! Bring your friends, and sing it loud!
Hannah and Kaleb have hosted KU since 2004, and we’ve been busy with other music projects too! Kaleb currently plays guitar in surf-punk band The Spoils and bass in instrumental trio Math Patrol, as well as bass in Stereolab cover band The Groop. Hannah sings, drums and plays guitar in The Missyfits, a feminist Misfits cover band that puts the horror punk lyrics to ’60s girl group arrangements. We also played together in the electro-rock band You Make Engine from 2005-2011.