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Friday, August 01, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 AM
A Live One is Austin's own Phish tribute band, consisting of guitarist Josh Pearson and drummer Dan McGreevy from the highly successful original band Moving Matter, keyboardist Wesley Haynes, founder of the J Wesley Haynes Trio, and Michael Boyd, owner of Sense & Color School of Music. With high energy shows and a tight connection to the local Phish community, A Live One has been a solid addition to the jamband scene in Austin and beyond.
Friday, August 08, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:00 AM
Friday, August 15, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 AM
$7 21+ 9pm Soul/Motown band, THE NIGHTOWLS, from Austin, TX. Check them out at www.wearethenightowls.com and like them on FACEBOOK. It’s 1,390 miles from Austin, Texas to Detroit, but when Austin band the Nightowls rev their musical engines, that distance disappears with the speed of sound. The band’s straight-outta-Motown vibe is in full throttle on their debut album, GOOD AS GOLD. But the Nightowls not only channel the Motor City’s classic dancin’-in-the-street beats; they build on them to create an irresistible neo-soul sound that’s all their own. Founded in 2011 by frontman and lead singer Ryan Harkrider, the Nightowls—all ten of them—have been spreading that sound all over Texas ever since, while perfecting arrangements of the nine Harkrider compositions contained on GOOD AS GOLD. When they were ready to record, they turned to award-winning Austin guitarist and producer Jake Langley, famed for his work with legends Roberta Flack and Bobby Blue Bland. Langley helped them create a feel that’s both retro and fresh—and sounds like a journey through 50 years of R&B history, without a hint of pastiche. The first five songs represent the Nightowls’ progressive “mod-soul”; the next three evoke more classic Motown textures. The closer is an eight-minute epic titled “Blood Run Cold.” It’s no accident that one of those middle tracks, “You Don’t Have to Worry (I’ll Be There),” references a Jackson 5 hit in its title; with sweet harmonies by singers Tara Williamson and Ellie Carroll, the spirit of that elemental soul band jumps to life. The pleading ballad “I’m Sorry Baby” finds the Nightowls channeling Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. “Nice to Know You,” a heart-wrenching tale, stretches beyond convention with xylophone and electric sitar. “Break My Heart Tonight,” the album’s opener, contains a groove so infectious, it could pull even the grouchiest soul onto the dance floor. And in the upbeat, optimistic title track, the Nightowls convey their dedication, perseverance and above all, passion. Hailing from all over the map geographically and musically, the Nightowls claim terrain from New England to Arizona and influences from Americana to funk. Bassist Rob Alton was trained at Berklee College of Music; other bandmates honed their skills in dive bars. Together, they push R&B’s boundaries while staying true to its horn- and harmony-laden heart—and soul. Though they’ve been together only two years, the Nightowls’ combined chemistry so strong, it’s as if they bonded like glue at Motown’s famed charm school and stayed united ever since. The evidence may not be hanging in a frame (yet), but the Nightowls know their groove is GOOD AS GOLD.
Friday, August 22, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 AM
$10 21+ All the way from New Orleans! With Special guests: Pocket Tangerine
Friday, August 29, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 AM
Friday, September 05, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 AM
Friday, September 12, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 AM
Friday, September 19, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Friday, September 26, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Friday, October 10, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 AM
Yes. This is not a joke. Dan, Mike, & Simon RETURN! One of the greatest bands & group of guys to play at Stanley's starting almost 7 years ago. This is one for the books!
Friday, October 17, 2014 09:00 PM until Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 AM