Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Free Week is Here: Part the Fourth

Well, Free Week is still rolling on, in spite of the fact that it's been more than a week. Are you complaining because I'm certainly not. The next few days are going to be soggy but that certainly won't stop the music and there are still lots of great shows for you to attend. My top recommendation for tonight is the showcase over at Holy Mountain featuring Gentlemen Rogues, Broken Gold, Shivery Shakes, Golden Boys and Grape St..

I must say that Holy Mountain has really been the star of Free Week thus far. They have had a solid line-up most every night of 2013. I watched Grape St. at Cheer-Up Charlie's last week and they put on a good show. I must admit that I only loved about 65% of their set but I really LOVED what I loved. They are certainly worth seeing and with Golden Boys playing right before you'll definitely want to end your evening at Holy Mountain regardless of where you start it.

Golden Boys - Dirty Fingernails video via YouTube

Wednesday Night:

Tomorrow night is all about Shakey Graves at the Parish. He's been very popular around town lately so if you want in on this event you better show up early. Shakey Graves has been on his grind for many years now but for whatever reason he has really clicked with an Austin audience within the past year or so. He hasn't changed his sound or performance style in any sort of drastic way, he just waited until the audience came around to him and it worked. The fact that he's playing a free headlining set in Austin's best sounding room should make this the most popular showcase Wednesday evening. If you can't make it out to this Free Week Shakey Graves show at the Parish, don't worry, he'll be playing every Wednesday in January.

Shakey Graves - Late July video via YouTube