Okkervil River 5.26.18

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Okkervil River 5.26.18

Posted by on May 29, 2018

Will Sheff, frontman of rock outfit Okkervil River uses the context in which he lives to craft meaningful and timely music. After the 2016 election, a death in the family, and introspection, Sheff wrote Away, an album filled with personal effects and marking their Sheff’s departure from traditional rock’n’roll. Their most recent album, In The Rainbow Rain, includes Sheff’s most personal writing yet. With writing and musicality that makes you feel like a close friend of his, Sheff has created a gentle and life-affirming album that imbues a sense of community to whoever is listening to it. Okkervil River will be playing tonight at the Mohawk Austin as part of the Hot Luck Festival, so listen to their Studio 1A session below to get into the groove!

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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Mohawk Austin – Doors 8 PM

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Kat Edmonson 5.19.18

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Kat Edmonson 5.19.18

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Houstonian singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson is a Patsy Cline for the modern day. Her soft voice is clear and sweet, with each word perfectly enunciated so you know exactly what she is saying. While her music sounds like it came straight from 1955, her lyrics touch on modern-day themes like social media, virtual reality, femininity and relationships in the age of technology. Her most recent album, Old Fashioned Gal, allows listeners to feel like they are friends with Edmonson because of her personal, touching, and relatable lyrics. But make no mistake, Edmonson is a powerhouse musician who has headlined jazz festivals and toured with the likes of Lyle Lovett and Gary Clark Jr. Edmonson will be performing at ACL Live’s Moody Theater on Saturday, May 19th. Before performing a free show at Waterloo Records this evening, she stopped by Studio 1A to play selections from Old Fashioned Gal. Enjoy her session below!

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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Rainbow Kitten Surprise 5.17.18

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Rainbow Kitten Surprise 5.17.18

Posted by on May 18, 2018

When someone thinks of music from North Carolina, they might imagine Appalachian Americana or country. Rainbow Kitten Surprise, the 5-piece band that hails from the college town of Boone, is changing this perception. Their name is outlandish, and so is their music (in the best way possible). By fusing together a spectrum of sounds and influence, RKS create music like no other. On their latest album, How to: Friend, Love, Freefall, RKS dive deep into themes identity, love, family, and life. On songs like “Hide,” lead singer Sam Melo sings about sexuality and coming out, and songs like “Fever Pitch” are a testament to his vocal range and ability. RKS are genre-benders of the first degree. Their sound has elements of folk, indie, rock, R &B, and rap among so many other influences. Rainbow Kitten Surprise is playing a sold-out show at Stubb’s Amphitheater tonight, but you can get a taste of them by listening to their Studio 1A session below.

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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Dr. Dog 5.12.18

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Dr. Dog 5.12.18

Posted by on May 15, 2018

The band members of Dr. Dog haven’t experienced the average trajectory of adulthood. After making music and touring for almost a decade and a half during and after college, they are now confronting adulthood head-on. In their new album Critical Equation, Dr. Dog explores themes of paranoia, loneliness, and fear by tackling songs with their trademark sentimentality. Lead singer Scott McMicken’s crooning voice artfully expresses adulthood’s trials and tribulations, even though their experiences may be different than the average person’s. Even though their touring schedule has been “hardcore,” the members of Dr. Dog are still able to find time for themselves and their reality. Before playing a show at ACL Live, they stopped by Studio 1A to give us a taste of Critical Equation.

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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Chill Russell 5.14.18

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Chill Russell 5.14.18

Posted by on May 15, 2018

Local alternative rock band Chill Russell exist in that happy medium of paying tribute to their legendary predecessors while simultaneously creating their own unique sound. Following in the steps of Gnarls Barkley and The Dandy Warhols, Chill Russell’s name is an amalgam of former Celtics center player Bill Russell and the personality types of their band members. The name “Chill” really does exemplify the way the group gets along but it is a modest name when you consider their musical prowess that draws from 1960s guitar powerhouses and 1990s alt-rockers. Their affection for the greats of the past is apparent through their fast, loud, and fun dynamic. Their self-titled, full-length album will be released on Friday, and expect it to define their sound for the years to come. Join Chill Russell in celebrating the release of their album this Friday at Mohawk, and listen to their Studio 1A session below!

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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Mohawk Austin – 5.18

Doors 9 PM

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