It was a Texas type of cold night on the premiere of December in the nestled back showroom of Mohawk Austin that sheltered the melodies of Hunter Sharpe. The streets of downtown ATX seemed abandoned on a frisky Tuesday, but the sound that resonated from the speakers heated up the venue.
Geoff Earle, lead man of Stiletto Feels, is eccentric; his zeal for performance is apparent and contagious. This zeal manifests itself in Earle’s curly tuft of hair that seemingly moves in it’s own way. However, his showmanship is backed with Stiletto Feels’ significant musical aptitude.
If you’re in the market for a hometown soul band that carries the weight to hang with some of the classics, look no further than Austin natives The Nightowls.
I walk into a small, cozy house in South Austin to find out more about Food Group‘s new EP titled You Are with the band’s lead singer and guitarist, Eric Lyday. The latest EP contains three tracks and is the perfect combination of the classic Food Group sound and psychedelic electronic. Lyday and I sat to discuss Food Group’s evolution in the Austin music scene and how the group is collaborating with some big names to get the recognition they deserve.
The house show is an intangible concept, and yet some people know just exactly how to do it right. House shows bring the community and intimacy of a party with the energy and sound of a venue show. Austin’s “Whitis House” is a little-known house venue that will be hosting San Antonio’s own Televangelist and Austin indie lords Did You See Those Bats? on Dec. 20, right before Christmas.
The new owners of the space once occupied by Red 7, former Red 7 partner Johnny Sarkis and Hotel Vegas owner Jason McNeely, have released the name of the newest Austin venue: Barracuda.
Texas politician and musician Kinky Friedman released his first album in 40 years, titled the Loneliest Man I Ever Met.