The Sweet Nuthin Brings the Sweet Rock Grooves

Free Week is the sweetest set of weeks ever. Yes, it’s not just one week, but piles and piles of free shows spread throughout two weeks. And it’s thrilling to see that the majority of Free Week shows do a lot to showcase our local talent – including today’s Austin Music Minute featured artist, The Sweet Nuthin.

There’s no mincing of words with this local quartet. Up front, they’ll let you know there’s no B.S. Just sweet, sweet rock ‘n’ roll, made quite evident by their self-titled EP. The band was actually borne out of friendships between members of two Austin bands, The Steps and The Daze. Both had been doing quite well for themselves; The Steps had toured England and Japan, and had their day at the ACL Festtwice, while The Daze was selected for the feature film Bandslam (2009), along with having a Daze song included on the film’s soundtrack alongside David Bowie and Wilco. Daze guitarist Evan Charles clearly appreciated all the talent going on, and thought there’d be a great match here somewhere. He formed the new band in 2011, with Chris Ritchie on bass, Steps drummer Z Lynch, and a New York City transplant new to the scene, guitarist Colin Peters.

They prefer to make their music with this simple formula: Less equals more. And it serves them well, driven mainly by guitars and tight, solid rhythms. No nonsense.

The Sweet Nuthin is playing a Free Week show tonight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe, along with another great band, Elijah Ford and The Bloom. Everything gets underway after 10 p.m. If you swing by earlier, you can catch Paul Minor‘s band Texas Tycoons starting at 7 p.m. Take it all in. Recommended.


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