The bright side of yet another week of COVID hiding and staying home? No need to brave weeks upon weeks of 100 degree weather! Not only that, you can enjoy the AC and great live music from the comfort of your home. This weekend is full of streams that demand your attention – so give it! Listen local, y’all!
Friday, July 31st
Ray Prim Record Release Stream
Streaming Live on Ray’s Facebook Page @ 7 p.m.
I’m officially out of words to describe the smashing and wonderful Ray Prim. While much of the world languishes in Netflix binges and the summer doldrums, Mr. Prim’s been putting in work! This Friday, the rocker turned soul man turned band leader will celebrate the release of his new album, “Grey”, via an online listening party.
The record is a true evolution of Ray’s core sound. The opening track, “Fighting for Air”, wraps lush strings around a tight, urgent groove while “Rose Colored Glasses” balances soul keys, funky wah-wah guitars, and sumptuous funk bass in an absolute jam. A nine track collection of tunes performed by an artist at the top of his craft, Ray Prim’s latest record is worth digging and celebrating. Do both during his Friday livestream.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Streaming Live via their website @ 8 p.m.
If you like your Friday night more metal than soul, Austin’s original prog-metal band …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead will bring pure, unfiltered rock into your listening room of choice. Masters of the genre for nearly 20 years, the band’s operatic, room filling sound is the stuff can’t miss live performances are made of.
In lieu of a proper tour, the band’s opted to do three live streams during the month of August/ The first of the trio goes live on Friday from Safehouse, the Austin rehearsal studio where much of their latest record, “X: The Godless Void and Other Stories”, was hashed out. The stream promises to be an intimate view into a legendary band and how they’ve remained creative during these unprecedented times. And yes, the music will absolutely wreck!
Sunday, August 2nd
Streaming Live from HERE @ 7 p.m. RSVP Recommended
If it feels like Shakey Graves’ been tearing up the Austin music scene for years, it’s because that’s exactly what he’s been doing. I’ve been lucky enough to see him play solo in both small venues and monstrous festival stages. Let me tell you, he’s an incredible performer, well worth tuning into this coming Sunday night. While I’m not sure if he’ll have his full band on hand or just him, his guitar and a stomp box, I do know it’ll be a musical treat.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Who are you looking forward to checking out via live stream this weekend?