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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$17 AT THE DOOR---It's been quite the rollercoaster ride, but the eight members of Austin's critically-acclaimed soul collective Mingo Fishtrap have found their sweet spot. Now four albums deep, the eight piece outfit has honed its sound, rubbed shoulders with musical idols, and delivered powerhouse live shows to crowds of thousands in the years since the band's inception in a tiny dorm room in Denton, Texas. “We've experienced a lot of milestones and challenges in our lives together,” says founder Roger Blevins, Jr. “It's easy to reminisce, even about moments that have just happened, but you reach a place in your life where you finally feel comfortable that that's where you're supposed to be.”
Mingo's fourth full-length record, the aptly-named On Time (due June 3 on Blue Corn Music) blends punchy horns and gritty Memphis grooves with N'awlins funk to create sounds steeped in both modern pop and sixties soul sensibilities, that transcend both era and genre. “My first love is classic sixties soul, funk, and Motown,” says Roger. As the band has grown, this early love affair has become a bigger part of Mingo’s musical landscape. “There was a time early on when we were really into these crazy, bombastic arrangements,” he explains. “Now it's more the song, the groove and the overall feel.”
The infectiously catchy “End of the World” gets the record off to a sizzling start with buttery vocals, dance-floor-ready drums, and the plaintive refrain — if tomorrow never comes, “would you love like it's the end of the world?” Muted drums segue into swirling vintage keys and sax on “Mason Jar,” while title track “On Time” serves up saucy Motown grooves. “Sugadoo” keeps the good times rolling as Blevins belts, “Sugadoo, what you gonna do? Have yourself a slice of my pie, too,” atop smoldering vocal harmonies and funky brass arrangements.
BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---The Austin, TX band, Quiet Company has been making a name for themselves nationally for their energetic live shows and their anthemic, dynamic, indie-rock -- which critics have called a mix of The Beatles, Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire & Weezer -- with attention from the likes of the NY Times, Paste Magazine, NPR (Top 5 Bands to See at SXSW), Last Call with Carson Daly, Houston Chronicle, Austin Chronicle and more. During SXSW 2012, Quiet Company won 10 Austin Music Awards including Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Rock Band of the Year, Indie Band of the Year and Song of the Year. After the success of their 2013 album re-release, A Dead Man on My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited, the band was chosen to be a Red Bull Sound Select Artist. After an amazing year on the road with festivals including NXNE, CMJ, ACL Fest and more, the band is excited to be back home in Austin recording their highly anticipated new full-length, Transgressor, which will be released Summer 2014.
Texas quartet and vocalist playing the energetic swing styles of the 1930s and 40s. We gear our music and tempos to swing dancers!
BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$10 AT THE DOOR---After a couple of years of side gigging, day-jobbing, baby-raising, rent-making, real life-ing, record-hiding, ex wife-ing, adding, subtracting and other non-related tasks, Austin, Texas’ the Happen-Ins have finally come around to releasing a sophomore album to follow-up their 2010 self-titled debut, The Happen-Ins. Recorded under the bespectacled supervision of producer Mike McCarthy in the summer of 2012 and set for release on CD and Digital Download March 3, 2015, the album, coyly entitled Glamour Shots, offers another genre casserole serving of floor-shaking polyrhythmic arrangements, dancehall synths, and layered background vocals, in addition to the rollicking, swerving guitars, heavy R&B melodies, and relevant pop sensibilities that are the lynchpins of the band’s unique sound. With an additional vinyl version release planned for April 2015, Glamour Shots promises to shed some soft light on the New Year for the Happen-Ins.
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In 2010, after well over 20 years of plying his trade in dive bars, listening rooms, theaters and festival stages across America and Europe, journeyman Texas songwriter and guitar player Michael O’Connor finally got his due. Or at the very least, a couple of very fine next best things: co-billing with one of his favorite fellow writers, Adam Carroll, on one of the best albums of both artists’ careers (the acclaimed Hard Times), and his very own star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame — located right in O’Connor’s hometown of Corpus Christi. Along with fellow 2010 inductees like Terri Hendrix, Ponty Bone and Geronimo Trevino, O’Connor’s name is now part of the same Lone Star constellation as such Texas legends as Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, and the late Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender. Overall, not a bad way to kick off a very good year. But in the wake of releasing Hard Times and humbly accepting his Walk of Fame honor, O’Connor did what journeymen songwriters and guitar slingers do best: went straight back to work. On top of promoting Hard Times with Carroll, he hit the road for another long run of sideman dates playing with Slaid Cleaves, capping a 10-year run together with the recording of Cleaves’ first live album, the new Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge. And on his days “off,” O’Connor also squeezed in several trips to producer Jack Saunders’ White Cat Studio in Houston to record Devil Stole the Moon, his third “solo” album and first since 2007’s Giants From a Sleepy Town.
with Special Guest Scott Davis
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In the course of evolving from loose assemblage to world-class rock ’n’ roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that’s won the Austin, Texas ensemble a fiercely loyal fan base and a reputation as one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources. BoH is also known as one of America’s hardest-working touring acts, while revealing a musical and lyrical depth that consistently enriches an infectious songcraft. Sunday Morning Record, the Band of Heathens’ fourth studio album (and seventh overall), marks a milestone in the resilient outfit’s development, capturing the musicians’ remarkable creative chemistry along with the deepening melodic and emotional resonance in the songwriting of founding singer-guitarists Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist. The 11-song set, produced by Austin studio vets and longtime BoH collaborators George Reiff and Steve Christensen, is the product of an intense period of change within and around the group.
with Special Guest Owen Temple
BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOWS--- Writers love phrases with multiple meanings; they’re so much handier than mere single-idea word strings. That’s why it’s so perfect that The Trishas’ first full-length album, High, Wide & Handsome, kicks off with a track titled “Mother of Invention.” Not only does it hint at the four members’ capacity for resourcefulness and their entry into motherhood, it also, by extension, suggests the concept of family itself. And family not only describes the sisterlike tightness of their bond, it’s literally what drew them together in the first place. (The Zappa nod is just icing.) When Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee and Savannah Welch first shared a stage in January 2009, their intention was simply to perform a couple of songs as part of a tribute to Savannah’s father, singer-songwriter Kevin Welch. They had no plans to pursue a joint musical future — they didn’t even have a name, and wound up calling themselves The Trishas on a whim (it popped into their heads because they were covering a Welch-authored Trisha Yearwood hit). But when magic happens, sometimes you have to give in to its power. The sound of their voices soaring in close four-part harmony so transfixed listeners that night in Steamboat, Colorado, that show offers began to come in, luring them into testing the waters as a group. By that September, The Trishas were showcasing at the Americana Music Association Conference & Festival in Nashville, where Raul Malo caught them. He invited them to sing on his Sinners & Saints album. Ray Wylie Hubbard recruited them for his lauded release, A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no c). Warner/Chappell Music signed them to a publishing deal. They toured with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Todd Snider, performed with Malo and joined Savannah’s dad on his album, A Patch of Blue Sky.
BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$13 AT THE DOOR---Nominated for a grammy at the age of 6 years old for a duet with his dad called "daddy what if"-written by Shel Silverstein - has a degree in psychology from the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE - is VERY afraid of elves - made 2 albums for Immortal Records with his band BARE JR. one for sony records in 1998 and one for virgin records in 2001- born in Nashville, TN june 28, 1966- has 2 children -- believes that blue is a flavor and not a color nor a feeling--- has made 3 albums and 1 ep for BLOODSHOT RECORDS since 2003- co-produced his dad's last record THE MOON WAS BLUE in 2006- grew up in HENDERSONVILLE, TN with George Jones and Tammy Wynette as his next door neighbors- is only making music in the hopes of getting one step closer to his ultimate dream of being STEVEN PATRICK MORRISSEY'S personal bicycle mechanic- has toured with- DR. DOG, THE WALKMEN, THE DECEMBERISTS, THE BLACK CROWES, BOB DYLAN, AREOSMITH, MY MORNING JACKET, CENTRO-MATIC, THE BOTTEL ROCKETS, THE DRIVE BY TRUCKERS, ANDREW BIRD, and THE OLD 97's has been romantically linked to the BOB'S BIG BOY boy- in June of 2007 Bobby was asked by a casting company to audition for the role of "Shrek" for "Shrek the Musical" on Broadway- is on HOUSTON PARTY RECORDS in spain and HAZELWOOD RECORDS in germany- did a family album of all SHEL SILVERSTEIN songs called "SINGIN' IN THE KITCHEN" in 1975- can NOT speak mandrin chinese- had all his songs critiqued by SHEL SILVERSTEIN till shel died in may of 1999- sang on the song "getting back into you" on THE SILVER JEWS album "TANGLEWOOD NUMBERS"- sang on the song "horses" on WILL OLDHAMS' album "bonnie prince billie sings Great