Since 2004 Wild Bill has been providing his songwriting and performing talents to some of Austin’s most diverse underground bands. More recently Wild Bill and his everchanging group, the Lost Knobs, have taken to performing their own brand of indie-infused outlaw country blues. With deep appreciation for folk and country, Wild Bill also draws heavily on other genres to put a unique spin on roots music. Wild Bill’s experimentation with the boundaries of traditional country and blues makes it easy to see why some have compared Wild Bill to music giants like Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, and Beck.
This month Wild Bill and the Knobs won Best Music Video at the Austin Music Video Race for their single The Show off their album of the same name. Wild Bill and the Knobs will release The Show at their album release party alongside Sweet Spirit on Saturday, September 20th at the ABGB.
- Jack Anderson
Wild Bill and the Knobs – The Show
Friday night it is going to get loud and down at the Spider house ballroom as Bee vs. Moth makes their record release with guests Foot Patrol, and Peter Stopschinski. Shelter in Place, marks the band’s third studio release with a jazz punched party, featuring brass, strings and sax. Join Bee vs. Moth as they trumpet and parade this new firework of sophisticated play on KUTX this Friday September 19 at 9p.m. with host Rick McNulty.
Soft falsetto vocals and brightly layered guitar riffs have carved a tight niche for Austin-based indie rock quartet Alex Napping‘s new release.
Alex Napping’s This Is Not A Bedroom is out September 23rd, 2014 on Punctum Records. In the mean time Alex Napping has released Weak Knees, an incandescent single that exemplifies the group’s pop grooves and clever lyrics.
You can catch the release party on September 26th at Cheer Up Charlie’s or find their session at KUTX right here!
Photo Courtesy of Bryan Parker Photography
Straight from Beaumont, Texas, Kevin Russell (formerly of The Gourds) is on the road again with his side gig, Shinyribs. His solo travels have transformed into a full time show, and his last record Gulf Coast Museum recieved love from a number of critics. The new alt/Americana tracks Russell delivers aren’t just repurposed Gourds tracks, they are fresh and innovative. And of course, as Texas as ever. You’ll find Shinyribs tracks on soundcloud and Russell stays active on twitter, where he describes himself as a “psycholiteranaut w/8 AA batteries-tweed facade-equal parts Waylon Jennings, Robert Rauschenberg and Harvey Korman.”