Sean Rowe 6.24.17

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Sean Rowe 6.24.17

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017

Sean Rowe is back in Austin; spinning yarns and stealing hearts. The singer-songwriter combines folk and blues, with a tang of that devil-may-care, rock and roll sensibility. His deep rumbling baritone bears the raw emotion of Johnny Cash with traces of Marvin Gaye’s smooth, fun funk. His latest album New Lore, crowd-funded and released on his own label Three Rivers Records, marks the culmination of fourteen years in music. It is musically mature and deeply personal; brimming with rich tales of rambling roads and walks in the woods. Sean was able to drop past Studio 1A to share some of his favourite tracks. Missed his KUTX Live session? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered right here! Or go see him for yourself at his Cactus Cafe show!

– Georgina Cook

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6/24 @ Cactus Cafe


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Hardened and Tempered 6.22.17

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Hardened and Tempered 6.22.17

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Hardened and Tempered are singing songs from limbo: between love and loss, Texas and Mexico, staying and going. The Austin-based duo, made up of Kristin Davidson and Carolyn Phillips, grew from mid-week jam sessions with friends; a way to relieve the stress from Davidson’s advocacy work and Phillips’ career as an oncological nurse. The two quickly realized the healing and expressive power of music, and Hardened and Tempered was born. The duo’s debut release, The Trailer Sessions, was influenced by Davidson’s three year sojourn in a trailer on the Texas-Mexico border. Sweet folk tracks invoke images of wild landscapes and open roads; it is an album both lonely and comforting, a tender look at the connection between person and place. Songs like “House of the Soiled Dove” and “Crossing the Rio Grande” showcase their textured harmonies, strumming guitar and gentle country aesthetic. Joined in live performance by Jane Gillman, the group came Studio 1A ahead of their album release show at 290 West Club. Check out the full session below!

– Georgina Cook

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6/28 @ 290 West Club (album release show)


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Sharks in the Deep End 6.22.17

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Sharks in the Deep End 6.22.17

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Sound the alarm because Austin punk outfit, Sharks in the Deep End, are back in the water and we couldn’t be more excited. This homegrown group dabbles in new-wave punk with a hint of indie rock thrown in; their eclectic music was influenced by greats like New Wave, David Bowie and The Killers. The result is an intensely energetic sound that is entirely their own; full of wicked guitar licks, howling vocals and cheeky synths. Their latest track “Tears Run Dry” marks the first in a series of single releases that the band hopes to drip feed over the coming months, culminating in their next, no doubt, awesome EP. They piled into Studio 1A to showcase some of their favourite tunes, ahead of their release show at Stubbs. Check it out below!

– Georgina Cook

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6/23 @ Stubb’s BBQ (Album release show)


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Abram Shook 6.20.17

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Abram Shook 6.20.17

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017

From the beaches of California, to the streets of Boston, to the great state of Texas; Abram Shook has been everywhere, man, and his music is all the better for it. The Austin-based musician has been inspired by a lifetime of musical influences; jazz, Brazilian and West African sounds all sneak into his special brand of indie rock. His latest release, Love at Low Speed, was written in the wake of the breakdown eleven-year relationship. It is a deeply personal collection of songs about love, loss and connecting with others. It marks Abram’s first foray into themes of love, previously believing he had nothing to add to a saturated cannon. Love at Low Speed proves otherwise; it is a deep-dug confessional based on years of experience and hard-won wisdom. Influenced by the distinct soundscapes of David Bowie, the album maintains a consistent musical palette; the result is a sweet, cohesive record strung through with sensual grooves and Abram’s tender vocals. Abram Shook came past Studio 1A to showcase some of his favourite tracks ahead of his album release show at Mohawk. Check it out below!

– Georgina Cook

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6/24 @ Mohawk (Album release show)


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Dispatch 6.20.17

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Dispatch 6.20.17

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017
 Dispatch have sat on the thrown of indie-jam for the past twenty years, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be giving up the crown anytime soon. Formed back in 1996 in Vermont the band has spent the past two decades honing their craft and thickening up their sound. This month sees the release of their sixth studio album; America, Location 12. Recorded in seclusion in Northern California during the surreal whirlwind of the 2016 election, the album is a testament to the band’s expanded musical palette and background in humanitarianism. Brimming with protest songs it is an uncompromising look at the peace and plight of the human condition. The subject matter may be heavy but the sound produced is oh-so-sweet. Staying true to their indie-jam roots the songs feature plucking guitar, vocal harmonies and groovy rhythms. It is a musical melting pot of acoustic pop, reggae, indie-rock and funk. Dispatch brought their energy and rhythm to Studio 1A ahead of their show at Stubbs. Check it out below!

– Georgina Cook

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6/20 @ Stubb’s BBQ


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