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.

Interloper

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Interloper

Posted by on Jul 25, 2020

It’s that immeasurable feeling one experiences when falling over smitten after the first listen of a new album. For your geeked-out AMM host, that occurred with Interloper, the latest by Austin-based band Holy Wave. For real. Blissed-out melodies  cascading over the psych chalice into vast daydream-pop waters, then floating off into the radiant ether.

On Levitation’s live stream series Levitation Sessions, Holy Wave will perform starting at 5 p.m. (Central) today, Saturday July 25, via the Levitation website. Your virtual ticket gets you into the show. And get – that -album.

-Photography by Pavel Mezihorak for KUTX.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Los Lobos

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Los Lobos

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020

Time to relive some great memories and make new ones. Grammy Award-winning badasses Los Lobos will be featured in a special live stream event presented by Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Los Lobos has played the San Francisco-based music festival four times now, so they’ll share some of their favorite HSB experiences, do a Q&A session with fans, and do a live performance.

Catch Los Lobos on the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass live stream, starting at 6 p.m. (Central) tomorrow, Saturday July 25, on HSB’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitch, at Nugs, and on HSB’s website.

-Photo courtesy of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Idiot Prayer

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Idiot Prayer

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020

It takes a special eye to capture something as profound, as stunning, as Nick Cave performing solo within the tremendous atmosphere of Alexandra Palace‘s West Hall in London. The cinematographer’s point of view, much like the performer, must be unique. It’s not an everyday occurrence. The mood and mystique of such a moment must be reflected in the approach of the filmmaker. Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Robbie Ryan was up to task, and with editor Nick Emerson, the magic is dark and alive within “Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace.”

The idea for the performance originated from Cave’s Conversations With… events in cities throughout the world. He enjoyed the exchange with audience members, and performing these outstanding deconstructed versions of songs quite near and dear to fans’ hearts. Your AMM host witnessed this first hand at one of two performances scheduled at ACL Live at The Moody Theater last year. Describing it as “moving” doesn’t do the show justice.

The solo performance, filmed in June, includes several favorites from Cave’s extensive catalogue, everything from solo work rarities to early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, as well as songs from the latest album, Ghosteen. See the film in a special worldwide live stream starting at 9 p.m. (Central) tonight, Thursday July 23. Your virtual ticket provides a link to the viewing.

-Photography by Matthew Thorne.

On For Tonight

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On For Tonight

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020

Last month, the AMM brought you details about Austin-based artist David Shabani, and his latest double-album release, Leopards Leap // Must Not Weep. Here’s some good news for today: Shabani’s cancelled June performance has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. (Central) tonight, Wednesday July 22, via online interactive music film showcase Safehouse on their YouTube channel.

All proceeds from the live stream show benefit the Austin Justice Coaltion.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.