Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 29, 2014
The Wine Down with Leopold & His Fiction at ACL Live. Vocalist Daniel James describes his band’s sound as a mashup of incongruent influences that enjoy a surprisingly happy convergence. Originally from Detroit, "Motown-raised" James says R&B is a big element, as well as the volatile rock of MC5 and the wild punk energy of the Stooges that his mother loved. When they left Detroit the band traveled to California, where they mixed in psychedelic fuzz and rootsy folk before landing in Austin three years ago. Consummate road warriors, this is a rare appearance from this local outfit that’s rocking harder all the time. — D.S.S.
Also: Singer-songwriter Aimee Bobruk wraps up a month of Mondays at the Cactus Cafe. … The One-2-One Bar continues its Motown Monday theme night with the Matchmaker Band and the Nightowls. … Fastball’s Tony Scalzo and Soulhat’s Kevin McKinney keep their Wrenfro Monday residency rolling at Strange Brew. … Sahara Lounge presents country duo Mayeux & Broussard along with Shane Smith, Kathryn Legendre and Darren Hoff & the Hard Times.