You Made It

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You Made It

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018

It’s likely gonna get crazy tomorrow night when Montreal electro-funk dynamic duo Chromeo takes over Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. They’re already making waves with the release of their single “Bedroom Calling” from their forthcoming album Head Over Heels, coming out June 15th.

But following the big performance, the dance party continues with an aftershow by ultra-cool one-man funk band Henry + The Invisibles (“You Made It” from the album Musaic was featured on today’s Austin Music Minute) on Stubb’s inside stage. Doors for the indoor venue open at 9:30 p.m. Even if you can’t make it to Chromeo, get to Stubb’s for the Henry + The Invisibles set. So recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

Side Project Sundays

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Side Project Sundays

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018

This weekend’s edition of the Austin Music Minute is all about the Sunday Funday action. Bring on Side Project Sundays.

Photographer Letitia Smith (White Light Exposure), and author Tiffany Harelik (Spellbound Publishing), created the Side Project event to highlight local up-and-coming artists developing new music outside of their established bands. So, more musical discovery to explore from your favorite ATX musicians within a different context equals awesome.

After premiering Season 1 of SPS in 2016 at Kebabalicious, Smith and Harelik are ready to kick off Season 3 tomorrow afternoon at its new location, Kitty Cohen’s, 2211 Webberville Rd. And starting out the season – Chase Weinacht and Josh Halpern (Marmalakes, The Hermits, Shearwater, TAFT).

The music begins tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Go for it. Recommended.

-Photography by Letitia Smith, White Light Exposure.

Aftershow With The Zoltars

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Aftershow With The Zoltars

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018

It’s been a sold-out performance two nights in a row for Kevin Morby. Fans were stoked over the Lubbock-born songwriter’s (now LA-based) spectacular performance last night, and another one is undoubtedly on the way tonight with Hand Habits at Barracuda, 611 E. 7th St.

But the Austin Music Minute would also like to recommend the aftershow following tonight’s set with AMM fave The Zoltars at 11:45 p.m. Perfect way to wrap up the night, even if you can’t get into Morby’s show, and further inspiration for you to check out albums like Walking Through The Dark. Do it. Recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

The View From Nowhere

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The View From Nowhere

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018

Nathan Singleton met the dude who would be his musical partner in rock ‘n’ roll madness, Jeremy Harrell, in 2001. Both were ravenous for a new direction. so long as the energy levels were high. That meant years of exploring multiple genres, and trying out various band line-ups, until reaching the point that felt right – by 2012, that is. And The Sideshow Tragedy saga continues, as it would for any dynamic duo with a hunger that won’t quit.

Today marks the release of The Sideshow Tragedy’s new album, The View From Nowhere, a gritty, unhinged jolt of blues-rock that feels like it’s emerging from the searing wreckage of an apocalyptic frenzy. Singleton and Harrell are packing the matches and gasoline with no remorse.

Get in on the blaze with The Sideshow Tragedy’s album release show tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave., featuring sets by Rattlesnake Milk at midnight, and Jack and the Hacks kicking things off at 10 p.m. The Sideshow Tragedy plays at 11 p.m. Rock it. So recommended.

-Art design Rachael Craft and photography by Michael Craft.

Remember To Dream

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Remember To Dream

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

The warm tones and gold hues emanating from Marshall Anderson‘s second full-length release, Beautiful Infinite Wonderful, are a reflection of everything the Austin-based songwriter embraces across the folk spectrum, from pop elements to jazz-influenced sounds. And his sun-soaked poetic folk owes a lot to the inspiration of iconic artists like Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, as well as the phenomenal talent of Adrianne Lenker, songwriter and vocalist of Big Thief. It’s as if Anderson’s contemporary style is connected to memories from another age, a quite natural flow of well-crafted Americana with a powerful nostalgic draw.

Don’t miss Marshall Anderson’s performance tomorrow night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage. Anderson shares the bill with another stellar Austin Music Minute fave, Carson McHone, and funky folk-grass trio Steel Betty. Doors at 8 p.m. This one comes very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.