Tres Oui and Literature bassist Seth Whaland and Real Live Tigers founder Tony Presley created local music label Keeled Scales a little over two years ago, starting out as an all-vinyl label before recently adding cassette tapes to their roster. They’re currently based in Track House, which also acts as a venue for hosting a variety of local and touring performances. Tonight is the perfect opportunity to catch one of those shows, the latest installment in the Keeled Scales music series.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the evening starts out with an acoustic set at 9:15 p.m. by recent Santa Fe transplants Flyin’ Hot Saucers, who have just recorded a new EP at Good Danny’s studio, followed by Tucson-based artist Karima Walker at 10 p.m., then Austin artist TAFT (featured on today’s Austin Music Minute), who will share new music from a forthcoming release, TDNP.
A night of fantastic music. Track House is located at 5200 Clarkson Ave. Recommended.
-Photo of TAFT by Andrea P. Nguyen.
Don’t let the Monday blues grind you down. Monday Night Swing at the Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd., has just the right vibe to get you back on track.
Starting out the evening is today’s Austin Music Minute featured artist, songwriter Datri Bean, at 8 p.m., followed by the infectious jazz rhythms of The Sahara Swingtet at 9:30 p.m. A fabulous way to start the week out. Recommended.
-Photo of Datri Bean by Roy Moore Photography.
Do not let the rainy weather dampen your plans for checking out the awesomeness that is Pennyfest 2016. The annual mini-music fest, curated by Penny Loafer PR, has another great list of local artists taking over both stages at Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th. Doors are now open, and starting out the big event: Ghostbunny, Jack Ferrara, Scott Collins and Edison Chair.
Then the evening continues with performances by The Dirty Heat, Ruby the RabbitFoot, Good Field, Otis the Destroyer, Darkbird (featured on today’s Austin Music Minute), and Sharks in the Deep End. And the night wraps up with high-volume sets by Ume, Quiet Company and Riverboat Gamblers.
It’s an all-ages show. And you cannot resist the mighty shreds of Ume’s guitarist/vocalist Lauren Larson, the powerhouse performances of Quiet Company’s Taylor Muse, and – best spectator sport ever – Riverboat Gambler’s Mike Wiebe makin’ like a demented acrobat as he weaves from ceiling beam to ceiling beam. Or not. Maybe an amp leap. Flying over the crowd with a jet pack? Whatever it is, it’s going to be massive. Recommended.
-Artwork by Blake Bohls.
There’s more super sexy soulful grooves for you to get your grubby paws on this summer with Hard Proof‘s latest release, Public Hi-Fi Sessions 03, recorded live last winter and produced by Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi studio. And fans will be elated to know it’s another outstanding Afro-funk jam-athon that Hard Proof does so damn well – in the studio and at their live performances.
Don’t miss out on what is guaranteed to be an electrifying night of fantastic performances with Hard Proof, R&B/soul outfit Roxy Roca and funk and soul band Mama K and The Shades tonight at the Parish, 214 E. 6th St. Doors open at 8 p.m. The whole point is to get there early and see all three bands, baby. Very recommended.
–Fotografía por Steven Alcala.
After finishing a 3-year residency at The Continental Club, songwriter/vocalist Kalu James and his band The Electric Joint started a summertime music series at Stay Gold, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez. The 4-month stint is now coming to a close, and Kalu and company perform their last Stay Gold summer residency gig tonight, with special guests MCG on the bill. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Don’t miss out on some of the best soulful rock/Afro-funk jams around. This one comes very recommended.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.