Growing Pains

Fine. Your Austin Music Minute host has no shame, endlessly babbling and gushing like a fangirl when it comes to the music. Deal with it. And that’s definitely the case on today’s AMM with the spotlight on Charlie Belle. For over a decade, sibling duo and founding members Jendayi Bonds (songwriter, guitarist, vocalist) and Gyasi Bonds (drummer, vocals) determinedly shaped the course of their superb pop prowess from an early age, but their youth has nothing to do with the maturity, the depth…the verve of their sound.

A lot has happened since the release of Charlie Belle’s 2015 debut EP, Get To Know – line-up changes, leaving their label, and school, to list a few things. Yet their musical style is as captivating as ever. Their 2019 release, Like I Love This, is another glimmering example of this incredible, almost uncanny connection they have with an ‘80s UK pop vibe.

And we’re talking about an Austin band here.

Don’t miss out. Catch what might be Charlie Belle’s last performance for a long time (dang it!!) tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River. The line-up marks the return of Eyelid Kid, and an EP release by Indoor Creature, as well as sets by Hey Cowboy, The Irons, and Synthemesc. The music starts at 9 p.m. So recommended.

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