At this point, Seela is almost synonymous with Austin music. In her 20+ years performing in the Live Music Capitol, she has sung with a who’s who of Austin musicians, including Jon Dee Graham, Beaver Nelson, Bob Schneider, & Matt the Electrician. Now, Seela is taking the reins of her own sound with the help of Adrian Quesada, “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb, Jeff Plankenhorn, Andrew Pressman, and John Greene. Her new album, Track You Down, takes that abundance of talent and channels it into a tight collection of gospel-infused numbers highlighted by Seela’s undeniable vocal talent. Take a listen to Seela’s performance in Studio 1A before catching her at the Cactus Cafe on 1/18.
1/18 @ the Cactus Cafe
Austin’s Los Coast is a bit of a head scratcher. Like, what the hell is it? Where the hell did they come from? And, where can I get some more? Not even 2 years into their musical career and Los Coast managed to secure a semi-permanent residency at the influential South Congress club C-Boys and landed an opening spot at the 2016 ACL Music Festival. You can watch exclusive video of a backstage performance at the festival HERE.
So, how did they get so damn good so fast? The magic started when newly minted Austinite and immensely talented vocalist Trey Privott joined forces with multi-instrumentalist/arranger John Courtney. Together, the two shaped a sound that draws straight from the essence of Austin music. Equal parts indie-rock, psych rock, and raw uncut soul, with a healthy smattering of smooth jazz, gospel, and world music. The group is currently working on heir first full-length record.
Catch Los Coast at Antone’s Night Club Friday, January 13th when they open at Hard Proof’s album release party. Listen to their set from Studio 1A in the player at the bottom of this post.
January 13th @ Antone’s Night Club
March 31st @ UNO Lakefront Arena Grounds in New Orleans
John Evans is a dyed in the wool Texas singer/songwriter. For the past 20 years, Evans has been living the troubadour lifestyle, playing gigs throughout the Lone Star State and working with fellow songwriters like Corb Lund, Jesse Dayton, and Hayes Carll. In fact, Evans shares songwriting credits on two of Carll’s best-known songs, KMAG YOYO and Take Me Away.
John Evans is in town this weekend to take part in the 8th Bowie Elvis Fest hosted by Splice Records at Empire Control Room on Saturday, January 14th. The annual event celebrates the January 8th birthdays of both Bowie and Elvis. This year’s event features eight bands, an “Oh You Pretty Things” costume fashion contest, themed games and an appearance by Houston’s heralded burlesque troupe, Dem Damn Dames.
1/14/17 – 8th Annual Bowie Elvis Fest @ Empire Control Room
I’m pretty sure I haven’t taken any LSD today, but listening to Austin’s Annabelle Chairlegs makes me wonder. Vocalist and chief songwriter Lindsey Mackin has a knack for writing lyrics just surreal enough to keep you looking over your shoulder to make sure that wall behind you isn’t really breathing. Drummer Billy Wong, bassist Derek Vaughan Nunez Strahan and guitarist Matt Schweinberg don’t do anything to help my vertigo either. But these aren’t epic psych rock freakouts stretching into the outer galaxies of consciousness, these are quick spins around our own solar system crammed into a 3 minute package of delightfully spaced out surf rock.
So leave the drugs at home and make a plan to go see Annabelle Chairlegs at their remaining FREE WEEK show at Hotel Vegas Friday, January 13th! Take a listen to their recent session in Studio 1A in the player at the bottom of the post.
January 13th @ Hotel Vegas