The Ladies Reign

Your humble Austin Music Minute host is proud to feature a different kind of ladies’ night, one that everyone should check out. It’s an evening of women taking over the stage at The Blackheart and getting down to business. Tonight, three local artists are in the spotlight:

– It’s been said that her mind produces the kind of rockabilly that David Lynch would really dig. Elsa Cross headlines the evening at 11 p.m. Her new EP X-Town burns a wicked alt.-country/rock ‘n’ roll fire that would make both Johnny Cash and Tom Waits beam with pride.

– She’s a citizen of the U.S. and Canada, yet her music transcends time and space with a universal message. Folk and roots artist Emilie Clepper is greatly inspired by the music she heard from her father, songwriter Russell Clepper, and the natural magnificence of her surroundings, from the streets of Quebec to the desert landscapes of Texas.

– No apologies from this fiery goddess. She isn’t afraid to reveal her vulnerability, but she also embraces her brassy, no-nonsense side. Country rock ‘n’ blues artist Beth Lee and her band The Breakups bring you heartbreaking ballads and full-on rock.

See them all tonight at The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. That’s right. The women are in charge. Recommended.

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