Houston’s Deep Cuts have been on our radar for some time, as they’re always putting out important pop music in the Lone Star State (or so says I). They just passed this brand new single our way, a song highlighting the sentiment of being surrounded by pseudo-friends and deciding whether to sit back and enjoy it, or just go on and get high. Even with the dark sentiment, you can’t escape the band’s uplifting pop vibes coming your way.
And speaking of pop music, the band put an incredible spin on Sade‘s “Hang On to Your Love,” taking the natural groove and dripping it with textured synth and a more impactful beat. The band has a slew of Texas dates, and then they hit up Brooklyn for an AdHoc sponsored show on July 7th. Rest easy “Friends,” pop music will save you.
Sometimes the stars align, and there’s no way you can look at the line-up on a certain night and not go to a show. Today is just one of those days, and there are so many great acts playing in town, I implore you hit the town and enjoy yourself. There’s no need to go further…here’s my highlights and suggestions. Read more
I love the fact that we can just head out any night in this town and find not one good local show, but several. had a new lens to play around with so it seemed the perfect excuse to head out. Out I went last Thursday night and I got to check out Citadel‘s second show ever, Deep Cuts in town from Houston and our ATH faves Shivery Shakes.
I will take you through the night with a few notes and plenty of pics right after the break…
It’s that time of year, when things start to pick up across town as we warm up to SXSW. There’s a great deal of shows this week, but I’d like to encourage you all to hit up Cheer Up Charlies to catch some local Texas acts that I guarantee will bring joy to your life. You’ve got the impressive Deep Cuts folks from Houston, who are growing increasingly popular. Shivery Shakes, who released their Three Waves and a Shake LP on ATH Records, will help keep your spirits up. Plus Modrag and Casual Strangers intend to get you there early, as they’re both extremely worthy of your attendance. There’s no cover and the show starts at 9 PM. Come enjoy the weather and the good vibes.
In the mood for a locally-sourced tasty house dance jam with a great bass line and pretty vocal loops to get you through an afternoon? Good, me too. Thankfully, Michael from ATH favorite Orthy and Samantha of Whiite Walls DJ as Deep Cuts decided to do an original track. It makes me want to put on big headphones and walk around at night with purpose.
If you dig this, check out this IT Department post and a track from Loose Fit.