OUT THIS WEEK
Randy Rogers Band, “Nothing Shines Like Neon” (Tommy Jackson/Thirty Tigers). Arguably San Marcos’ biggest country music export since George Strait’s Cheatham Street heyday, the Randy Rogers Band drives home its ballads and boot-scooters with plenty of twanging guitars and sweet fiddle runs. “Nothing Shines Like Neon” finds them leaving Nashville major labels behind for a more homespun album that was recorded at Austin studio Cedar Creek with Buddy Cannon, who’s handled several of Willie Nelson’s recent records. They get prime vocal cameos from Alison Krauss (“Look Out Yonder”) and Jamey Johnson (“Actin’ Crazy”), but it’s the guest turn by Jerry Jeff Walker on rockin’ rave-up “Takin It As It Comes” that most squarely plants Rogers and his bandmates in their Texas roots. In-store Jan. 18 at Waterloo Records. Here’s the track “Neon Blues”:[youtube=]
Reed Turner, “Native Tongue” (EP). Eclectic, soulful indie singer-songwriter material from the native Austinite. Release show tonight, Jan. 15, at Stubb’s indoors. Here’s the track “Swim or Drown (Let the Lord Decide)”:[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235832639" params="visual=true&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
Emily Wolfe, “Atta Blues” (single). Wolfe played a release show and video taping for the song Thursday night to a packed house indoors at Stubb’s. here’s a short clip:
Live video being filmed right now for this song, "Atta Blues," which comes out tomorrow as Emily Wolfe's new single. #atxmusic #austin360nights
Matt the Electrician with Little Brave, “Mountains”/“20/20” (dual single). Second in a series of 7-inch releases Matt is doing in conjunction with a rotating cast of fellow Austin artists. Release show Feb. 5 at North Door.
JAN. 19: Will T. Massey, “The Weathering,” release show Jan. 24 at Strange Brew.
JAN. 22: Shearwater, “Jet Plane and Oxbow” (Sub Pop), release show Feb. 3 at North Door.
JAN. 30: Bryce Clifford & Brother Superior, “Whatever Coach” EP, release show Jan. 30 at Blackheart.
FEB. 9: Magna Carda, “Cirqlation,” release show Feb. 5 at the Belmont.
FEB. 9. Matthew Logan Vasquez, “Solicitor Returns,” solo album by Delta Spirit frontman.
FEB. 9: Wealthy West, “Long Play,” release show Feb. 12 at Tellers.
FEB. 19: Carrie Rodriguez + the Sacred Hearts, “Lola” (Luz/Thirty Tigers), release show Feb. 13 at Texas Union Theater.
FEB. 26: Willie Nelson, “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” (Legacy), playing March 12 at Rodeo Austin.
FEB. 26: Bill Carter, “Innocent Victims & Evil Companions” (Forty Below), playing Jan. 12 at Saxon Pub.
FEB. 26: Kathryn Legendre, “Don’t Give a Damn” EP, release show Feb. 26 at White Horse.
MARCH 25: White Denim, “Stiff” (Downtown), produced by Ethan Johns, playing SXSW (dates TBA).
APRIL 1: Explosions in the Sky, “The Wilderness” (Temporary Residence).
APRIL: Michael Fracasso, “Here Come the Savages.”
EARLY 2016: Calliope Musicals, “Time Owes You Nothing.”
EARLY 2016: A Giant Dog, title TBA (Merge).
SPRING 2016: Hayes Carll, title TBA.
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