It’s been a great year for concerts already. For people interested in attending local gigs in your area, I keep getting great reports of emerging artists who are traveling through large and small towns and putting on great shows. I’ve seen and been a part of quite a few in the past 3 months. And for those of you who love larger week-long concert series (like SXSW), this year has been great for that too. Since The Appetizer is based in west Texas, most (if not all) of the concert posts we’ve done thus far are about shows in our area. Feel free to comment and let me know of some other great venues across the country and I’ll post that info.
We’ve been blessed to host some great acts over the past several weeks including The Civil Wars, David Ramirez, William Fitzsimmons and Jake Phillips, Andrew Belle and others. This week, there’s another great lineup coming to the Abilene area that shouldn’t be missed. Performing at one of Abilene’s historic attractions on Thursday, indie rock sensation Bright Light Social Hour will take the stage with Hunters & Gatherers and local act (and Appetizer band) Hungry Mother. The show will take place at Playfaire Park on Thursday starting at 7:45PM. All acts are based in the great state of Texas.
Bright Light Social Hour is an Austin band who’s been named the 2010 Band Of The Year by the Austin Chronicle and won 6 awards in the 29th annual Austin Awards at SXSW. Their live shows are widely acclaimed. Check out a taste of their brand of indie rock in the player. [audio:http://blog.appetizerradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/04-Detroit.mp3|titles=Bright Light Social Hour-Detroit].
Hunters and Gatherers are another Austin based indie rock act. Their sound is more acoustic-rock driven, with zests of 70s rock sparsed among the tracks. Their debut album was recorded by Elliott Park and Jeremy Strom at Flyboy Music Company. You can hear their music here.
Hungry, Mother is an Abilene based act led by Walker Lyle, Lori Sims, Brett Ellis, Ben Fike and Luke Preston Powell. Their debut album contains 5 folk styled tracks. The live versions contain more guitar and instrumentation from the band. It promises to be an experience not to miss.
Tickets are $7 at the gateway. Come out, hear some great music and even play a little put-put golf. Playfaire Park is located at 2300 North 2nd Street in Abilene.
More information available at AbileneNightOut.
The Appetizer will be there in full force. Come out. I look forward to connecting with you.