Wait, is it really the end of March? As it always does in Austin, the month went by in a blur of free booze, musical mayhem and tossed-away promotional swag. Before the South by Southwest madness set in, our March Artist of the Month, ten-piece funk band Mama K and the Shades, crammed into the Statesman Studio to record this live performance of the song “Good Things” from their excellent debut album.

Mama K & the Shades perform at Red 7 on Friday, August 14, 2015 during a benefit show for the family of David McKnight, the band’s saxophone player who died in July of 2015. Kelly West/American-Statesman