Moonwave Moondance

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Moonwave Moondance

Posted by on Jul 24, 2021

It’s an outstanding line-up beneath a full-moon sky for tonight’s stellar event, Moonwave at Dreamland. The line-up is insane with Golden Dawn Arkestra, Alex Maas, and Darkbird, along with Viben and The Submersibles starting out the night at 7 p.m.

See them all tonight, Saturday July 24, at Dreamland, 2770 West Highway 290. Ticket holders can bring tents for camping overnight. And there’s loads of room for social distancing.

The Empress, Tonight

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The Empress, Tonight

Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

Be on the lookout for the new track “Gimme That” by Tameca Jones – and a new video – coming out next month. Mark your calendar for the official release party, happening Saturday August 21 at 3Ten.

But first, the empress of Austin soul has a killer show coming up tonight, Friday July 23, at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Baton Rouge dynamic duo THEBROSFRESH get the evening started right at 10:30 p.m. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

-Poster art by Grace Reyer.

The Juice Is Loose

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The Juice Is Loose

Posted by on Jul 22, 2021

It all began with a tall order – “Big Mac.” Doesn’t need fries, babe. But it leaves your heart pounding as the car skids off and sails right past the drive-thru window at 190 mph. Lord Friday the 13th makes it all Mc-happen with a wicked whirl of glam/ pop-punk verve. Naturally, that fabulous frenzy carries over to the take-no-bull “Bigots Beware” and the mad sexy swagger of “Patent Leather.”

The siblings Lenz, Sloan and Felix, swerve off in a slight departure from their signature punked-up glam slam with their homage to the late David Berman. “Silver Juice” swathes the soundscape in a mesmerizing shoegaze/psych-like shimmer as they ponder the cyclical adventures of life, death…and whatever lies in between. Where does that silver mylar staircase lead to? Heaven? Or another party?

The band starts their first-ever tour in September, which includes stops in Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and LA. But before that, catch them in a stellar line-up tonight, Thursday July 22, at Hotel Vegas, 1502 E. 6th St. The show includes solo sets by Sabrina Ellis (Sweet Spirit, A Giant Dog), and Benjamin Violet (Pelvis Wrestley.) The music starts at 10 p.m.

A Big (Bill) Return

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A Big (Bill) Return

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021

It was rather a short press conference, after the band exploded.

Or…evaporated into a vibrating conniption, it was difficult to tell. And in a field of dreams, no less.

Oh – em – gee, local party planner group Howdy Gals has done it again with another Far Out Wednesday residency line-up, featuring longtime AMM favorite, the OG BB’s Big Bill, and a new badass AMM fave lamenting those damned “Dead Fish” dead moves of all the dummies, Clarence James. It’s all going down tonight, Wednesday July 21, at The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. And it’s not only a show but a specially-curated Howdy Gals event with local vendors and EVERYTHING BUT BASEBALL vibes brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Flyer Club (a side project by your friends of TC Superstar).

Doors open at 6 p.m. And, while being fully-vaccinated is truly invigorating, please remember to bring your mask to help protect your fellow music lovers. Cheers and hearts.

-Image of Big Bill from promo video, courtesy of the band.

Midnight

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Midnight

Posted by on Jul 20, 2021

Even just a brief listen to “Midnight,” Emily Herring‘s heart-aching torch tune featured on today’s AMM, should give you some idea of the power of Herring’s bold and crystalline vocals. They’ve even drawn a few comparisons to Patsy Cline. It’s a voice that belongs in the best honky-tonks, dance halls and dives, emitting a deep reverence for all the great country classics, from outlaw to ballad. Herring owns it all with that voice.

Yes, today’s AMM feature is a late-night show, but this one is well worth staying up late for. Don’t miss Emily Herring tomorrow night, Wednesday July 21, at Sagebrush, 5500 S. Congress Ave. Herring’s set begins at midnight. Texas Tycoons start out the night at 8 p.m., followed by Mike Barfield the Tyrant of Texas Funk at 10 p.m. 

-Photo courtesy of the artist.