Monday, June 18, 2012
Shakey Graves is the moniker of Austin’s own Alejandro Rose-Garcia. Hailed as one of the best one-man shows in Austin, he captivates audiences with feverish finger picking and dramatic vocals, all while keeping time on a handmade kick drum. A multifaceted artist, Rose-Garcia wrote, recorded, and produced every element of his debut release ‘Roll The Bones’ which received rave reviews and was listed as one of the top ten albums of 2011 by The Austin Chronicle.
Shakey Graves was named one of the 12 artists to watch in 2012 by KUT, and was bestowed with the distinct honor of having February 9th proclaimed “Shakey Graves Day” by the City of Austin. He’s also held down a residency at the Hole In The Wall, played an official SXSW showcase, and been invited to perform at just about every reputable music venue in Austin.
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 11:05 PM
Hello Wheels is a four strong stomp-folk act from Austin, TX. Harmony rich and driving, their songs boast dynamic arrangements, thoughtfully woven into the stories they tell. The result has been called ‘a new sound with an old soul’. In their second year together, the group’s debut EP, Baby John the Fox, was released to a sold out crowd at the Cactus Cafe and contains a KUT featured Song of the Day. Keep an ear to the ground, this sound you won’t want to miss.
“Self-described as a “stomp-folk band,” the group is barely into their second year, but they’ve already nailed down complex, multi-part harmonies. Banjo and acoustic guitar lead the melodic charge, but upright bass, percussion, and bubbling organ round out the driving sound. Baby John is a varied debut, featuring the dirge-like “Gone Away,” the golden country-folk of “Interlude,” and the dreamy “Summer Song.” But it’s the soulful love ballad “A Woman Is A Well” that truly caught our ear.” – KUT
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 9:16 PM
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Henry + The Invisibles is a talented one-man funk band who records live loops using his vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards and other random objects to create music that sounds like it is being performed by a 5-piece funk outfit. He has opened for the likes Maceo Parker, Medeski, Martin Wood, The Wailers and many more.
Check out the video above of Henry + The Invisibles opening up for Ozomatli at a recent Do512 Lounge Session. He provided a late-night dance party during our SXSW show this year, and will do the same at our RED WHITE & BLUE BALL on Saturday, June 30.
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 12:22 PM