UT’s own Cactus Cafe brings world class music into your backyard on a weekly basis. Here’s what’s going on this week!
5/8 – Cactus Cafe Open Mic
SIGN UP: 7:30pm Performances: 8pm
Open Mic is back with our Hostess Kacy Crowley! Sign up is promptly at 7:30pm and performances are 8pm to 10pm.
Come be apart of a great Cactus tradition!
5/10 – Scott Miller
Doors: 8:00 p.m. / Show: 8:30 p.m. – General Admission: $15
Feisty, funny singer/guitar-slinger Scott Miller is not a simple study.
Raised on a cattle farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where he expects to return before too long, he writes songs full of rural imagery, and his trademark is the mule. But he also has a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies from William & Mary and can write a rock song with the best of them.
TEXAS GUITAR QUARTET
Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m. / General Admission: $10.00
Hang on to your hats. Some of the shiniest stars in our musical universe – Gabriel Santiago and the Texas Guitar Quartet – have released stunning new CDs, so we’re throwing an Austin CD release party and concert double header! Come out and celebrate these amazing artists with us – and bring some cash, because after this show you’ll want to take their music home with you.
5/12 – Sam Outlaw
Doors: 8pm / Show: 8:30pm General Admission: $12 in advance and $15 at the door
Outlaw is a southern Californian singer-songwriter steeped in the music and mythos of west coast country, absorbing the classic vibes of everything from ’60s Bakersfield honky-tonk to ’70s Laurel Canyon troubadour pop and refashioning them into a sound that’s pleasurably past, present and future tense.
5/14 – Bonnie Bishop
Doors: 8pm Show: 8:30pm
General Admission: $15 in advance and $18 at the door
It’s only a matter of time until Hollywood snaps up the story of how singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop connected with Dave Cobb, one of the hottest producers in the business, to unlock her inner soul singer and record the best album of her career: “Ain’t Who I Was” out May 27.
Even though Bishop can barely believe it herself, it’s a story that will need no dramatic embellishment, because every twist of fate — and faith — is absolutely true.