Wicked cool. Austin-based Brazilian psych-pop artist Frederico7 redefines the realm of world music with the Afro-Brazilian sonic feast Exótico Americano, taking it to another level with bits of funk, soul and dub, a mega-melding of American and Brazilian roots.
This is what you want in your living room, dig? And this is how you can get it. Frederico7 songwriter/front man Frederico Do Mar is presenting a series of live stream solo sets every Tuesday and Friday evening at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live, for your personally-curated (home) dance party. Music, stories and a robust community vibe streaming live from the Lion’s Den with Frederico7. Check it.
Greetings again from the Austin Music Minute‘s quarantine scene!
This time, the spotlight is on the mighty Selena Rosanbalm, front woman for Rosie and The Ramblers. Longtime fans have done their two-steppin’ to the band’s top-tier heartbreakers at The White Horse, as Rosanbalm leads the way with her devastatingly unwavering croons. All the good stuff, because you know the tales all too well – and your heart pangs at the recognition.
Today’s (Thursday, March 26th) AMM live stream pick is Rosanbalm presenting a solo live stream set via Facebook and Instagram at 3PM. Your generous tips will be heartily accepted through Venmo @theBalm and PayPal – [email protected].
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By now, it’s no secret: You’re aware of your Austin Music Minute maven being a fan of The Raconteurs. Der duh. But it’s time for a little revelatory spotlight on Raconteurs co-founder Brendan Benson‘s solo work, as both outstanding songwriter and badass producer. If you know, you know. If not…time to dig deep, sister. Lose yourself in a CV of numerous collaborations, awesome album credits, and an impressive six-record solo discography. Now, it’s time for number seven.
Benson’s Dear Life, set for release April 24th via Third Man Records, is showing Benson at his strongest and most inventive. To give you a preview of the awesomeness, Benson is presenting the “Boy In A Bubble” daily live stream series. He’ll perform a track off the forthcoming album every day at 4:20 p.m. Central on Instagram Live. Find all the deets you need and tune in on Benson’s Instagram profile.
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Greetings from the Austin Music Minute‘s social distancing HQ!
Your Austin Music Minute maven is trying something a little different to help keep you on top of the live music scene, via AMM-recommended live stream performances by local and touring artists, to enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home!
Today’s pick: Longtime AMM fave Leo Rondeau! Originally from North Dakota, Rondeau spent a lot of time in Austin before relocating to Nashville, where he recorded his album, Right On Time. There are a few familiar faces contributing to the LP, including Gary Newcomb on guitar and pedal steel, and the one and only Margo Price providing some vocals.
More live stream selections on the way!
Your Austin Music Minute host put it out there pretty bluntly on today’s AMM, but it’s true: Eve Monsees is a badass.
And talk about one of the busiest artists in the industry. There’s her band, Eve Monsees & The Exiles; she plays crazy awesome bluesy garage rock in The Bluebonnets with Kathy Valentine and Dominique Davalos; and fiery Texas rock ‘n’ roll with the Leroi Brothers – featuring founding members Mike Buck and Steve Doerr.
So, upon revisiting The Exiles’ You Know She Did your AMM host remembered Monsees’ show tonight at Antone’s, 305 E. 5th St., with Mike Buck. Hello!! It’s the Monsees-Buck Duo owning the room this evening. Doors at 9 p.m., and the music starts at 10 p.m. Do it to it. Recommended.
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