It’s time for one last weekly check-in with our inaugural Austin360 Artist of the Month, Harvest Thieves. The five-piece alt-country band closes January with a blizzard of activity to promote their debut album “Rival.”
Wednesday evening, they’ll play live on the air at 8 p.m. in Studio 1A at KUTX, which coincidentally also selected Harvest Thieves as its January artist of the month. (They’re also featured on the station’s weekly “This Song” podcast with host Elizabeth McQueen, sharing the episode with Leon Bridges.) On Thursday, the group performs an 8:30 p.m. show at Cactus Cafe with guests the Wheelwrights.
Friday, local music patron organization Black Fret holds its members-only 2016 kickoff gala at the Parish, with music from Harvest Thieves as well as Sweet Spirit and Walker Lukens. Saturday, the band helps Bryce Clifford & Brother Superior celebrate their EP’s release at Rainey Street bar the Blackheart. And Sunday, you can pick up a copy of “Rival” at Waterloo Records when the group plays a 5 p.m. free in-store performance.
We’ll announce our February Austin360 Artist of the Month next week. For now, here’s one more look at Harvest Thieves, courtesy a video they shot last fall of the album’s leadoff track, on the last night that downtown music venue Holy Mountain was open. (Also check out our own Austin360 studios video with the group.)[vimeo 142106227 w=500 h=281]