Saturday Night at Bud’s

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Saturday Night at Bud’s

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020

In case you missed it, take a gander at KUTX At Home for an interview with Erika Wennerstrom, songwriter and vocalist for Heartless Bastards, which your AMM maven hosted back in April. And speaking of Wennerstrom, don’t miss her livestream performance coming up at 7 p.m. Central tomorrow night, Saturday November 28, on Bud’s Live and Direct.

Catch the show on Bud’s YouTube channel. Thought it’s a free livestream, a portion of proceeds raised through donations will benefit the Central Texas Food Bank.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

Stay In for the Music

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Stay In for the Music

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020

If by now you still need proof (and if that’s the case, you need to pay better attention), take a gander at Jackie Venson‘s recent Austin City Limits debut to witness the awesomeness of special guest performer Tameca Jones. There’s damn good reason Venson refers to Jones as the “Empress of Austin soul.”

Set a reminder for the Stay In Black Friday livestream event, featuring Jones performing at 8 p.m. (Central) Friday night, November 27. Proceeds from the show benefit Survive2Thrive Foundation, an organization providing resources and support for displaced victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Ticket information can be found at this EventBrite link. Your virtual ticket gets you into the show.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

It’s Magic (Rockers of Texas)

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It’s Magic (Rockers of Texas)

Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Ruthless. Merciless. Devious. You know – the kind of people you gravitate toward. All of it makes for an interesting tale that may or may not having anything to do with Austin hoodlum entourage Magic Rockers of Texas. In any case, their garage/rock/pop/punked-up Jules Winnfield level of (some) rage and furious (-ish) anger delivers a damn great set.

The AMM is giving you a head start with the deets about their show tomorrow night, Tuesday November 24, at The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. They share a bill with psyched-out country folksters Dinner With Matt Gilchrest. Doors at 7 p.m., and the music kicks off at 8 p.m.

This is a limited capacity show; please don’t forget your mask. Stay safe. Rock out. Tell Jim Campo his beer’s on fire and see what he does. Probably not much.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

Inner Child

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Inner Child

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020

More artists to keep on your radar with this weekend’s Baby TV livestream show:

-Recent My KUTX guest DJ Christelle Bofale knows their deepest inspiration reaches into familial roots and the importance of mental health care. Both are at the core of Bofale’s self-discovery. That work shines through on today’s AMM featured track, “lullaby @ inner child,” a raw piece that came to Bofale during the wee hours. “…do you let it go / do you know how? / it’s not your fault!”

-In rich, deep tones, Oak Park, IL artist Kara Jackson unleashes a minimalist and introspective but no less powerful rendition of Gloria Gaynor‘s “I Will Survive” on a recording that came out earlier this month. Jackson’s debut, the gorgeous EP A Song for Every Chamber of the Heart, was released last year, with its magnificent and wistful closer “Don’t” frequently cited as a fan favorite – and with damn good reason.

Vonne (Austin-based songwriter Yvonne Goodwyne) quickly became an AMM fave with their lo-fi dark pop debut EP Foreign Affairs and the misty single “Doctor (B-Side)”. Earlier this month, Goodwyne released the starkly minimal composition “Elders?”, accompanied by a piano echoing ancestral spirits. “…who finds themself in the role of…” Vonne’s voice softly and deliberately repeats, with no answer to the question but the one the listener might provide.

Kendra Sells (BluMoon) moves in a solo direction with the release of Sells’ new single, “All In Your Head,” from their forthcoming EP on Richmond, VA label Quiet Year Records. Soul, jazz, trippy beatplay and experimental reverberation form the sonic sphere cradling the eternal self-doubting query: “Was it all in your head? / Was it just something that you dread?” 

Catch performances by these four artists starting at 7 p.m. (Central) tomorrow night, Saturday November 21, on Baby TV’s website. Proceeds benefit the artists, and the folks working Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right.

-Photo of Christelle Bofale by Jinni J.

LOIS

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LOIS

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020

Following the release of last year’s self-titled four-song rocker, and singles “I’m So Free,” “Remember” and dreamy-dreamtime seafoamy “Little Oceans” (featured on today’s AMM) Hong Kong Wigs is ready to launch their debut LP LOIS into the world, via Spaceflight Records. Time for a release party – and they’re bringing it virtual-style.

Hong Kong Wigs plays the newest tunes on a livestream show, kicking off  at 6 p.m. (Central) tomorrow night, Friday November 20, on Bud’s Live and Direct. Bud’s Recording has a YouTube channel you can see the show on, or check it out on Facebook Live.

-Album cover for LOIS; Photography by Travis Lilley.