Once again, there’s tons to do on a weeknight in Austin, but this will be one of those shows you decide to go to last minute that makes your week. I was geeking out pretty hard over this folksy and beautiful new track from Cross Record that was released last week, so I’m stoked to get to hear it in the live setting, as well as the rest of their folksy catalogue. Not to mention, the bill tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s is stacked with other great local acts like Future Music and Silent Land Time Machine that will delight you with their and electro-acoustic psych soundscapes. Doors aren’t until 9:30, and the best part is that it’s completely free. Come out and support the locals, won’t you?
I know it’s only Tuesday, but you’ve just found your song of the week right here. Cross Record, if you didn’t know, are husband and wife duo Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, and they’ve been making waves around the live scene here in Austin, and will blow you away with this track “Steady Waves,” which mixes loud and soft folk rock elements for the perfect balance of gentle sound with a growing rock bite to it. It’s a sprawling number, with tinkling wind-chime-esque guitar plucking alternating with heavy rock builds, showing the influence of the remote recording location out in Dripping Springs. It’s the kind of track that makes you want to close your eyes and simply let the music push and pull you where it pleases, forgetting everything else is around. It comes off of Wabi-Sabi, the band’s upcoming record that is set to be released January 29th on Ba Da Bing Records, which you will most certainly want to pre-order right here.
Nathan and I were commenting on the plethora of shows going down this weekend, so I figured it’d be nice to lay it all out night by night for you so you know where you need to be to hear the best tunes. I’ve got all your options broken up by days and if you play your cards right, it could be a weekend filled to the brim with great local and visiting acts. See for yourself after the jump and prep with some tunes… a few more hours and it’s the weekend!
It’s that time again…the best part of the week: its end! As always, we’ve got the head’s up for y’all as to where you should spend you evenings (and afternoons) this weekend. I’ve broken it up by day, and our ATH approved choice is in bold, although any option on the list should surely be a good time. You can also check out some songs from our recommendations at the bottom of this post. Have a good weekend and get out and support your local clubs and bands.
Find all the details after the jump.
||Tickets @ the door: 6$ (8$ Minors)
Earlier this week, Abram Shook released his second record, Landscape Dream, on Western Vinyl, and he’s bringing these delightful new tunes to The Mohawk tonight to grace you with their blend of different kind of eclectic folk rock. Not only do you get to hear some of those wonderful tracks from the new record, but Abram Shook will be joined by locals Cross Record and The Deer to make for a night of music that you really can’t afford to miss out on. Trust me, this will be one of those nights that make you proud to live in the company of such talent…if that’s not most nights.
It’s that time once again folks, the weekend! Now, SXSW is nigh so we sort of (not really) understand if you want to stay home out of the somehow still cold weather. But if you’re like us and just can’t resist the live tunes, here’s a list of the shows, in no particular order that you shouldn’t be missing tonight and tomorrow night.
Check the jump for listings.
It looks like Austin lost another great musician when Emily Cross, the young songstress behind Cross Record moved to Chicago. It’s a shame, as her work, which is being re-released by Ba Da Bing Records is something truly special; I think it would have added an extra dynamic to our current music scene. Be Good surfaced at the end of 2013, but with the backing of her new home, including this brilliant track, I figure her music is about to get a lot more coverage. The darkly emotional instrumentation fits her voice, making it hard to escape the incredible work that fills this album.