Described once as a sort of “punk rock Randy Newman”, Spencer Garland didn’t need much more impetus when he started his local band PR Newman around three years ago. Garland has centered his own virile vocals over much of the group’s compositions, allowing for a beyond-compelling dynamic range across the band’s discography. PR Newman doesn’t just shine in the studio; their live performances are a captivating breed of their own, thanks in no small part to Garland’s genuine sense of humor, wit and general ability to move a crowd.
Piggybacking off of last Monday’s Austin Music Minute, PR Newman has the pleasure of entertaining audiences each Monday this month as part of their June residency at Cheer Up Charlie’s, continuing tonight at 9pm with Indoor Creature and Magic Rockers of Texas. Make the next several hours go by a little bit quicker with an exclusive live recording from PR Newman’s appearance in our own Studio 1A this past January, the album opener for their last LP Turn Out – “Go To Hell”.
–Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)