Battleme: “Burn This Town” (Live At Cactus Cafe)

Matt Drenik spent ten years in Austin, both with the band LIONS and under his own solo moniker Battleme. After moving to Portland, Oregon, Battleme took off, expanding into a full-fledged outfit while beaming its songs around the world through placement on the TV show Sons Of Anarchy. In May of 2014, Drenik made a pilgrimage back to Austin and returned to his solo roots with an acoustic show at our very own Cactus Cafe. The set is finally getting a release later this month as a stripped-down EP. His Sons Of Anarchy hit, “Burn This Town,” is already stark in its studio version. It’s only fitting the live version of the song is played on a stage once haunted by Townes Van Zandt.

“Burn This Town” appears on Live At Cactus Cafe EP, out January 20.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

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