Sun June: “Young”

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Sun June: “Young”

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018

It’s been a busy week for up-and-coming Austin quintet Sun June! They define their genre as “regret pop”, an unexpected pairing of somber and catchy that’ll perk up your ears and crush your soul in one fell swoop. Sun June joined us in Studio 1A this past Monday and celebrated their debut full-length release last night at Spiderhouse. Still unsure as to what the heck regret pop is? Reel in a bit of that debut LP Years with the third track of ten, “Young”.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)

Bruno Major: “Just The Same”

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Bruno Major: “Just The Same”

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018

When you’re selected as Sam Smith’s tour mate, standards are high and the pressure is on. Fortunately for us, British balladeer Bruno Major is not only up to the task; he makes it look easy. Major’s vocals aren’t the only thing that’ll make you swoon, his talents on piano and guitar also shine through each live performance and studio recording. Major is currently waist deep in his biggest American tour to date, continuing 9:30pm tonight at Stubb’s.

In major need of Major, like…right now? Major’s full length A Song For Every Moon came out last year and today you can enjoy a free download of that record’s midpoint – “Just The Same”.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)

Daisy O’Connor: “Cult of Two”

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Daisy O’Connor: “Cult of Two”

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

From the remote Washington farm life to the bustling Austin folk life; so goes the story of the personified ray of sunshine that is Daisy O’Connor. From the time her bootheels landed in Austin, she’s been one of the hardest working and hardest touring musicians on the street and one of the biggest champions of other musicians and their journey here in the Live Music Capital. Her warmth and charisma radiate from her voice and six-string, flowing what she calls Folkadelic Queer Pop out to world unapologetically. The casual-yet-calculated blending of genres ranging from country to pop to rock from her debut full-length Lightchasers continues with her latest effort, “Mixtape,” a four-song EP where each track possesses its own identity, but work together to fit into a mini-quilt befitting O’Connor’s talent as a multi-genre musician. “Cult of Two” is a fun pop-rock song that has O’Connor shaking out her mullet to the tune of lightly-fuzzed guitars and dynamic vocal tricks all laced together with a poppy melody that’ll keep your head boppin’.

“Cult of Two” appears on her Mixtape EP, out now via Tremolo. Catch Daisy TONIGHT at her album release show at the Cactus Cafe with Ty Richards opening.

-Taylor Wallace// host, Thursdays 8-11P & Saturdays 2-6P; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli

Hannah Gill: “Lose”

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Hannah Gill: “Lose”

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

Among the many reasons to be impressed by the supremely talented Hannah Gill is her age vs. the indisputable maturity of her songwriting and vocal style. At just 20-years-old, she has a precocious understanding for the smooth, velvety sounds of songstresses from eras before, and her ability to deliver on the same caliber as many of her predecessors is uncanny. Harnessing a sound that would make Amy Winehouse and Etta James swoon, her sound carefully plucks from the bushes of blues, soul, and 70s pop and arranges them into a bouquet of sultry, buttery sounds that flow like warm molasses embracing your soul. “Lose” encompasses all of these elements, fitting them to a slow, smooth 3/4 time template that sits somewhere between doo-wop sounds of the 50s and soul vibes of the 70s. To say it’s simply lovely would be an understatement; more accurately, it’s absolutely intoxicating.

“Lose” appears on the Lost in Words EP, out now via Footnote.

-Taylor Wallace// host, Thursdays 8-11P & Saturdays 2-6P; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli

PR Newman: “Go To Hell” (Live in Studio 1A)

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PR Newman: “Go To Hell” (Live in Studio 1A)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

Described once as a sort of “punk rock Randy Newman”, Spencer Garland didn’t need much more impetus when he started his local band PR Newman around three years ago. Garland has centered his own virile vocals over much of the group’s compositions, allowing for a beyond-compelling dynamic range across the band’s discography. PR Newman doesn’t just shine in the studio; their live performances are a captivating breed of their own, thanks in no small part to Garland’s genuine sense of humor, wit and general ability to move a crowd.

Piggybacking off of last Monday’s Austin Music Minute, PR Newman has the pleasure of entertaining audiences each Monday this month as part of their June residency at Cheer Up Charlie’s, continuing tonight at 9pm with Indoor Creature and Magic Rockers of Texas. Make the next several hours go by a little bit quicker with an exclusive live recording from PR Newman’s appearance in our own Studio 1A this past January, the album opener for their last LP Turn Out – “Go To Hell”.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)