Enjoying all the reenergizing magnetic pop of Poly Action‘s brand-spankin’ new album Human Behavior, which is out today (March 31), streaming all over the place and available for purchase in digital format and (your AMM host’s preferred medium, especially during these quarantined times) vinyl. Spin it.
In honor of the occasion, Poly Action front man and songwriter Ray Garza is presenting a solo set with a couple of the new tracks at 6:30PM on Poly Action’s Instagram. And your support via the band’s Bandcamp would also be greatly appreciated.
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So, the setting is very classic Tonight Show. Speaking of which, today’s Austin Music Minute spotlight presentation doesn’t have to be viewed at night. It’s for anytime, like over morning coffee, lunchtime nibbles, or freaked out on the couch because really, what the hell does “time” mean these days and does it matter?!
Okay. Deep breaths.
And now, ladies and gents, it’s The Sagebrush Show, curated by your AMM host’s good buddy and fellow music lover Denis O’Donnell, esteemed proprietor of some ATX hot spots you know and love (The White Horse, and former Eastside dive Hard Luck Lounge). Following the Hard Luck Lounge’s recent closing, O’Donnell turned his attention and applied all blood, sweat and tears to a brand new South Austin venue and hang, Sagebrush. Obviously, due to current circumstances, they can’t open the doors anytime soon, so O’Donnell thought: Why not bring the music to folks via the internet?
These are solo sets filmed (with strict social distancing protocol set in place) at the new venue, and include a lovely chat with each artist (at least 6 feet apart between host and guest). So far, the roster includes ATX peeps Selena Rosanbalm, Corey Baum, Jordan Matthew Young, Blake Van Buren, and AMM-featured artist Candler Wilkinson, and each video has info on how you can send monetary tips their way through Venmo, PayPal or both. Check it out now on YouTube.
-Masks on. Image courtesy of Sagebrush.
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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