Austin’s Bayonne (real name: Roger Sellers) has been largely dormant around town for the last few years, breadcrumbing us with a song here, a remix there, and, occasionally, a performance. But he hasn’t been sitting in a damp, dark bedroom somewhere, ensnared in the vines of synth cables and losing himself in a timeless vortex. Sellers has been on the road, peddling his brand of classic-pop-inspired electronic indie across the Western hemisphere and gaining impressive followings everywhere from New York and LA to London and Luxembourg. Following 2016’s Primitives is Drastic Measures, a study in layers, looping, layers, and looping, producing a sound as expansive as it is dense. True to form, Drastic Measures sounds as appropriate playing to crowds of thousands as it does playing in the background of your cool, older cousin’s dinner party. So what are you waiting for? Check out the video for “Drastic Measures” below and hop in the time machine for a look at Bayonne’s last performance in Studio 1A.
-Feb. 14: Live in Studio 1A at 3 PM with Laurie Gallardo
– Feb. 15: Drastic Measures album release show at Mohawk Indoors
– Feb. 22: Drastic Measures is out on Mom + Pop Records
Revel in the razor-tongued, indie-pop-tinted sounds of local “dawlins” Go Fever. Sometimes waxing more surf-rock and other times more new wave, Go Fever have taken a potpourri of influences and spiced it with their own brand of sonic bite and lyrical chutzpah to create a sound that neither replicates nor reinvents…it’s just awesome. In fact, we left the off-air portion of the taping intact, so you can fully catch the contagious affability of the Fevah. Following a bit of a line-up re-hash to allow frontwoman Acey Monaro to focus all of her energy on being a frontwoman, the now six-piece continues their legacy of sunny sounds slipping off a sharpened tongue with their Daydream Hawker EP, out February 1st. KUTX presents Go Fever’s album release show Saturday, February 2nd at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Being Dead, Hong Kong Wigs, and Hard Proof.
Go Fever is: Acey Monaro (vox, tambo), Ben Burdick (Bass), Keith Lough (guitar), Jim Campo (guitar), Anna Roenigk (keys), and Stijn Dobbleare (drums)
Host: Taylor Wallace
Engineers: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman
Multimedia: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon & Salvador Castro
Producer: Deidre Gott
LA-by-way-of-Austin’s Mamalarky sound like a welcomed guzzle of cool water after prolonged dehydration. Floating through their music on a psych-pop cloud, swelling and diminishing, ebb and flowing through their lofty, pale-hued soundscape is a refreshing break from scuzzy guitars and odes to the psych-rock gods. Leaning into a fully contemporary soundspace led by collaborative efforts of Livvy Bennett, Dylan Hill, Michael Hunter, and Noor Khan, Mamalarky aren’t interested replicating or reinventing, choosing to revel in the “now.” But don’t let the lofty sounds fool you! Listen to the lyrics, and you’ll find yourself looking straight into the more intimate nooks of their soul and being. Grab your lover and your third and let your bodies take a float on the good ship Mamalarky.
Photo by Gina A Sandoval-Garcia
Free Week 2019 is here! And while there is an average of umpteenth shows any given night, the Austin Music Minute is here to help you navigate it.
Tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage you can see the glampire vampire Caleb De Casper with Whit, the Reputations, and others; Stubb’s Indoors hosts sexy straightahead rockers Sharks in the Deep End and Belcurve; Swan Dive’s got the abrasive stylings of Ghost Wolves, Think No Think, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad, and Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol, while Cheer Up Charlie’s hosts a punk bill with Sailor Poon, Big Bill, and MAMIS, but the “hey get there early show” is at Mohawk with Ume backed by Darkbird, Cosmico, Shmu, TC Superstar, and Chill Russell. Check out our “KUTX Free Week 2019” on Spotify or check it out below!
A few weeks ago, we asked you to pick a song for Walker Lukens to cover for our final Rock the Park of 2018. Well, we asked, and you answered enthusiastically! Here it is all polished-up for ya, in all its new-fashioned glory. We’re also sharing the final counts of our poll, so you can see how all of our finalists stacked up. Here we go….Huey Lewis and the News’: “I Want A New Drug”
“We found out a few hours before the session in studio 1A that “I Want A New Drug” had won the poll. Most of what you hear was recorded live, except the backup vocals and guitar. The idea was just to strip away the cheeseball arrangement and make something a little sleeker. Once Grant locked in the synth part, the rest of the arrangement pretty much just fell into place. James Westley Essary engineered and mixed the hell out of this thing.”