Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hayes Carll at Threadgill's, May 24, 2009

Apparently, it's a tradition for Hayes Carll to come to Austin and play lovely outdoor venues on May 24th. I saw him last year at Stubbs, and this past Sunday, he was at Threadgill's. It was a beautiful night, just post-rainstorm, and Hayes and his band were on! Great songs. He's smart and funny, and quite adorable. It was Bob Dylan's birthday, so the band attempted to deck out in Dylan of different eras (meaning they all wore hats). And, the show ended with opening act Sideshow Tramps joining on stage for a rousing Maggie's Farm.

I Got A Gig

It's A Shame

Arkansas Blues

Dylan's Maggie's Farm

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fastball at the Parish, 5/23/09

Fastball returned to Austin after a month-long, coast-to-coast tour. Looking and sounding great, they played songs off their newest, Little White Lies and a few oldies, too.

Sooner or Later

The Malcontent

Soul Radio

Cover of Supergrass' Alright

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Johnny Goudie and Real Heroes, Momo's, May 22, 2009

Power-pop ruled the night at Momo's on Friday. Johnny Goudie and the Little Champions completely tore it up, and Real Heroes had the crowd dancing. These are some of Austin's best!

All The Tea in China


Friday, May 22, 2009

The Steps at Antone's

The Steps are heading out on tour soon, but not before one last hometown show at Antone's. They're playing some new music, have an EP out for release in July and working on a full-length followup to their first CD. Lots more to come from these talented guys!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fastball in Bloomington

My friend Mike Conway went to the show in Bloomington over the weekend and took a couple of pics. Looks like they're having fun on the road!

Thanks for the photos, Mike.

Brent Adair - Botticelli's, Mario Matteoli & Chuck Prophet at Continental

I spent a little time lounging on S. Congress on Friday night, first seeing Brent Adair (hadn't been to one of his show in a few months. Can you believe that?). Then going right next door to the Continental Club to see Mario Matteoli and Chuck Prophet. Fun night!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Steps & Corto Maltese at Pecan Street

I managed to make it out to the Pecan Street Festival for a couple of acts, got there in time to see a few songs by the Steps, as you know, one of my favorites. Then I stuck around for the next act on the main stage, Corto Maltese. I had not heard of them before, but immediately responded to their Radiohead/Pixies influenced sound. Will definitely check them out again.

Phil Dutra, Thunderbird - May 1, 2009

Phil Dutra crawled out of hiding to play a nice set at Thunderbird on May 1. Lots of his friends and coworkers came out to support him. Hope to hear lots more from Phil soon. A cool band called The Lovers played next, lots of interesting percussion and a flute!