AUSTIN360 ON THE RECORD

Various artists, “Austin City Limits Radio Broadcasts.” Volume 26 of this annual holiday-season benefit compilation is the first since presenting station KGSR changed its handle to Austin City Limits Radio. Also new this year: A 2-LP vinyl edition, which features 20 of the 37 tracks included on the double-CD version. Proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation. All the tracks included came from on-air performances over the past year. The CD set includes tracks by 10 local acts: Shakey Graves (“Kids These Days”), Missio (“Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea”), Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (“Forget About Georgia”), Wild Child (“Think It Over”), Bob Schneider (“Lake Michigan”), Black Angels (“Estimate”), Erika Wennerstrom (“Extraordinary Love”), Israel Nash (“Rolling On”), Black Pumas (“Black Moon Rising”) and Walker Lukens (“Don’t Want to Be Lonely, Don’t Want to Leave You Alone”). Highlights among non-locals include Leon Bridges (“River”), Jade Bird (“Lottery”), Charlotte Cardin (“Main Girl”), Old Crow Medicine Show (“Child of the Mississippi”), Vance Joy (“Saturday Sun”), Portugal the Man (“So American”) and Manchester Orchestra (“The Parts”). Vinyl release event Nov. 15 at Gold Rush Vinyl: Watch your copy get made and buy it right off the presses. More info:

 

Various artists, “I Want My All ATX.” The Austin music advocacy group has found a winning formula with these annual compilation discs of Austin artists covering classic songs based around a different theme each year. For 2018, it’s 1980s music. More than 20 local acts tackle hits from the era by bands ranging from the Clash to the Cure to Crowded House to the Police to U2. Proceeds benefit local music nonprofits Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, SIMS Foundation, Black Fret and Austin Music Foundation. Release show Nov. 18 at Four Seasons: A Flock of Seagulls headlines a bill that also includes Austin acts Mobley, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Alesia Lani and Night Glitter, all of whom appear on the disc. Here’s the full track list:


Joe Ely, “Should I Stay or Should I Go” (Clash)
Golden Dawn Arkestra, “Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics)
Shinyribs, “Sledgehammer” (Peter Gabriel)
Shakey Graves, “Missing You” (John Waite)
Van Wilks, “Bad Case of Loving You” (Robert Palmer)
Melat, “One on One” (Hall & Oates)
Mobley, “I Ran” (A Flock of Seagulls)
Patrice Pike with Wayne Sutton, “Brass in Pocket” (Pretenders)
Night Glitter, “Just Like Heaven” (Cure)
Walt Wilkins, “Something So Strong” (Crowded House)
Sydney Wright, “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie)
Vallejo, “Another One Bites the Dust” (Queen)
Alesia Lani, “Rock the Casbah” (Clash)
Sanco Loop, “Drive” (Cars)
Monte Montgomery, “Out of Touch” (Hall & Oates)
James Speer, “Burning Down the House” (Talking Heads)
Water & Rust, “Pride (in the Name of Love)” (U2)
Kalu & the Electric Joint, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (Police)
Octopus Project, “I Want Candy” (Bow Wow Wow)
Geoff Kaiser, “In Your Eyes” (Peter Gabriel)
Marmalakes, “Tempted” (Squeeze)

American Dreamer, “Go Where You Go.” Singer-songwriter Sasha Klare-Ayvazian fronts this five-piece ensemble that weaves together folk and classical styles on 10 original tunes that follow up their 2017 EP “Signal Sessions.” Fluid instrumental support from Audrey Lee (violin/viola), Courtney Castaneda (cello) and Dana Wygmans (upright bass) underscore the orchestral elements of the group’s sound. Wygmans and Lee contribute harmonies behind Klare-Ayvazian’s lead vocals, with Rick Palese grounding the band in more modern turf with steady drum and percussion backing. The album is dedicated to Wygmans’ student Draylen Mason, the young Austin bassist killed by a package bomb earlier this year. Release show Nov. 17 at Saxon Pub. Here’s the track “Run Run Run”:

 

COMING SOON

DEC. 4: Austin Blues Revue, “An Austin Blue Christmas.”

JAN. 15: Nagavalli, “Immersion,” release show Jan. 20 at One World Theatre.

JAN. 25: Hunt Sales, “Get Your (Expletive) Together.”

FEB. 15: Hayes Carll, “What It Is” (Dualtone).

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