Careless Creatures, last year’s release by Wiretree, is a return to songwriter/vocalist Kevin Peroni‘s musical roots. The five-track EP was recorded and performed entirely by Peroni – with the exception of “Back To the Start,” interestingly, because it really is back to the start. Wiretree began as Peroni’s solo project before the band took shape around 2007.
If you’re not yet familiar with the pop artistry that is Wiretree, start with the album Bouldin, essentially the beginnings of an incredible discography. And catch an early set by Kevin Peroni tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 22, on the outside patio of Trace at The W, 310 Willie NelsonBlvd. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. Please remember to bring your mask.
Austin-based songwriter/guitarist Nick Diaz got most of his musical education on the road. The self-taught artist absorbed as many musical influences he could, ranging from blues to jazz, pop to rock, and his tour travels took him to hot spots like Bourbon Street, New York City, LA and the Bay Area. All of it played a huge role in the creation of lo-fi alt.-pop outfit Buenos Diaz, making the rounds in Texas and (whenever possible, while navigating the pandemic) on the road.
Following their recent show at Long Play East, it’s time for Buenos Diaz to be the next featured band at the Tuesday Bluesday series tomorrow night, Tuesday September 21, at Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez. The show starts at 8 p.m. And please remember to bring your mask.
-Photography by Jaycee Grover.
A little reminder of your Austin Music Minute host’s recent raves over music artist/producer Lunar Rae – keep your ears peeled for this multi-talented, multi-faceted artist with a resume that will blow your mind (Sir Woman, Jon Batiste, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, bassist/songwriter MonoNeon). And all this is merely scratching the surface of “Reaching Authentic Essence” – hence the R.A.E. of Lunar Rae.
Lunar Rae is the next featured artist of Soundwaves at Hotel Magdalena, a live music series and residency program with a rotating line-up of Austin-based musicians, presented in conjunction with Song Confessional, the podcast hosted and produced by Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro.
Catch a Lunar Rae DJ set beginning at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday September 19, at Hotel Magdalena, 1101 Music Ln., and remember to hit up Song Confessional with your extraordinary tales. And please remember to bring your mask.
Molly Burch has a way of making one swoon. It could very well be the breathy subtleties of her voice, the poetry of her love language – the slightly crestfallen humor behind it. Yes. All of this. Now Burch has reached the next chapter, shortly following her 30th birthday, radiating a more confident wisdom.
Burch’s latest release Romantic Images shows off a few stylistic and thematic shifts for the Austin-based songwriter. More electronic pop melodies rule the momentum this time around, in contrast to the cooler, slightly softer tones of her 2017 debut Please Be Mine, And, though love may be the focal point of the new LP, a more wary eye is cast upon all the romantic images we grew up with – “we” referring to womxn being spoon fed the fairytale of unachievable (mainly hetero) romantic relationships since birth. So, pay no mind to the Prince Charming illusion; Burch instead reflects upon loving oneself as one would love another.
As promised, KUTX presents an exclusive performance video by Molly Burch and her band, performing in KUTX’s Studio 1A:
NPR Live Session/KUTX – Molly Burch live in KUTX Studio 1A Sept. 6, 2021
Molly Burch: vocals; Dailey Toliver: keys, guitar; Ben Nelson: bass, synth; Tom Washburn: drums
Engineer: Jake Perlman; Producer: Deidre Gott; Cameras: Gabriel C. Pérez, Michael Minasi; Video Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez
Back in Time
Before heading out on tour, Molly Burch has her album release show tomorrow night, Saturday September 18, at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the outside stage. Burch shares the bill with Christelle Bofale, and a performance by the fabulous Cynthia Lee Fontaine. Showtime is 8 p.m.; please remember to bring your mask.
-Cover art photography by Jackie Lee Young.
San Antonio-based artist Chris Conde‘s love for the artistry of hip-hop began with the slam poetry of Saul Williams. From that pivotal moment in their youth, the spoken word became their medium to express the emotional intensity swelling within, from dealing with rejection and hatred toward their queerness, to drug and alcohol addiction.
Years later, with renewed commitment to recovery and embracing self-acceptance, Conde weaves the rhymes of their experiences as they navigate beyond traditional hip-hop soundscapes. From their 2019 debut Growing Up Gay, to their newest release, the thunderous Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay, the power of the personal narrative resonates as the ultimate healer.
Conde celebrates their new LP with a release show this Saturday, September 18, at The Little Darlin’, 6507 Circle S Rd., with special guests Third Root and DJ Isis Payne. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this free show, and the SIMS Foundation will be on site with information about providing access to mental healthcare and substance abuse services for the Austin music community.