While working on a documentary about Charles Schultz and his legendary Peanuts comic strip, television producer Lee Mendelson was approached to create a children’s Christmas special for CBS. Then he took a taxi over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Austin band, The Deer, is not-so-quietly making moves. Coming off of a great performance at Old Settler's Music Festival this past April, and having recently opened for Wild Child at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in November 2015, the band is rapidly propelling themselves into a new category on the local music scene. Recently, we had the chance to sit down with the band to discuss music, side projects, and what goes on behind the scenes.
Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson has blended funk and soul on his new record, A Sailor's Guide to Earth, adding a New Orleans horn section and keys to his critically acclaimed outlaw country sound. He spent two nights in Austin at Moody Theater presented by ACL Live. We caught the Cinco de Mayo show on Thursday and came away feeling groovy.
Small Batch Productions held their first birthday party at Scoot Inn. The party featured five artists that have recorded a session with the Small Batch Music Project and headlining act Megafauna. Six hours of great music, three pallets of Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale, and a rad dance party make for a sweet Friday night. Check out three artists to watch for in 2016: Malandros, TØMA, and Magic Rockers of Texas.
The Wild Now released their latest EP, Tides, to a strong Thursday crowd at Stubb's Indoor stage on April 14. Emily Bell and Say Girl Say opened and fans enjoyed The Wild Now guitarist Drew Walker's birthday as well as a special guest appearance.