San Antonio By Sundown

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San Antonio By Sundown

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020

The Golden Roses are aching for those dance floors, with all the people stepping in time. The band keeps its philosophy simple: “We play, y’all dance.” And that’s how it happens.

Their music is a badass honky-tonk hodgepodge touched by lots of good stuff: Country, western swing, a bit of rock and a sprinkle of bluegrass. The Golden Roses have lit the stages of many an ATX hot spot, from The Broken Spoke to Ginny’s Little Longhorn, as well as many cool places in Nashville and Chicago.

Though they’re unable to perform to a packed room at this time, The Golden Roses are celebrating the release of their new single “San Antonio By Sundown” (featured on today’s AMM) with some help from South Austin dreamy dancehall Sagebrush – and a major shout-out to Denis O’Donnell for keeping the magic alive online. Check out The Golden Roses live stream release show at 8 p.m. Central tonight, Friday August 7, on the Sagebrush Facebook page.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

Black Everythang Matters

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Black Everythang Matters

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020

Loads of musical discovery for you, and it’s all part of representing your ATX community. Step on up.

Chaka Mandla Mhambi Mpeanaji (Riders Against the Storm) curated a massive show spotlighting rising Austin musical talent in continued efforts to rally support for the DAWA Fund, a local nonprofit founded by Chaka providing grants to Austin people of color experiencing financial difficulties. And here we have the big show: Black Everythang Matters, a livestream benefit, co-presented by Heard Presents and filmed at Empire Control Room, featuring performances by 5D, Chakeeta B, Clarence James, DJ Kay Cali, February 2020 KUTX Artist of the Month Eimaral Sol, J Soulja, and the mighty Mama Duke.

All Austin. All badass. All kicking off at 7 p.m. (Central) tonight, Thursday August 7, on Heard’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. And all proceeds benefit the DAWA Fund.

-Artwork from poster created by Chaka Mandla Mhambi Mpeanaji for BEM.

All The Love(s)

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All The Love(s)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

Hamilton Leithauser faced the inevitable when it was recently made official. Both his U.S. and Canadian tour dates were cancelled. It wasn’t as if he wasn’t expecting the news, but it still sucks. Any musician will tell you: The road is calling, but stupid COVID-19 stands in the way of following that beckoning muse of live shows, damn it.

But nothing will stand in the way of the music. Leithauser has concentrated on his latest material, mostly working solo but also collaborating with friends, and, as he explained on his Facebook page, there’s also time (when he’s not teaching 1st graders) to soak in awesome films and documentaries, and even indulge in online chess and scrabble. Care to chat about Ken Burns’ Country Music? Leithauser’s up for it.

FYI: The track on today’s Austin Music Minute is “Isabella,” from The Loves of Your Life. And speaking of Facebook, catch Leithauser’s live stream performance at 7 p.m. (Central) tonight, Wednesday August 5, on Facebook Live, presented by Robert Hall Winery.

-Photo courtesy of the artist. 

Ready Set Go

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Ready Set Go

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020

Yes, you heard correctly. Kimbra is totally stoked to get the show going. It’s that surge of energy coming from performing again – after mercilessly long periods of…you know, not playing? Yes. So this is extra feel-the-feels good. The New Zealand-based singer, songwriter and producer left word on her Facebook page that she and keyboardist Jacob Bergson, who’s joining Kimbra for the show this evening, got some quality rehearsal time in yesterday.

Kimbra is also taking requests from her discography. Get them ready and join her at 8 p.m. (Central) tonight, Tuesday August 4, on Noon Chorus. Your virtual ticket gets you the link to the show.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

Gettin’ Dirty

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Gettin’ Dirty

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020

It’ll be easy to dance, no problem. Capyac has a way of sliding in the infectious grooves with a smoothness that glides under the skin (today’s featured track on the AMM is “Dirty”). And your Austin Music Minute maven gets the feeling that Capyac is not of this world, after indulging in all the otherworldly glee of their recent interview with Do You Like That Song?. But you probably already knew that about them. So…say hi to Duck for me, won’t you?

Don’t miss out on Caypac’s Monday Night Shuffle. Tune in at 8:30 p.m. (Central) tonight, Monday August 3, on Twitch. Welcome to the outer limits – and beyond.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.