Butch Walker Plays Tonight at Stubb’s
Butch Walker, a native of Cartersville, GA, used to be an 80s rocker, grinding the axe in bands like Bad Boyz (with a “z,” mind you) and Byte the Bullet, the latter of which wound up in L.A. when they were signed to Virgin Records and changed their name to SouthGang. From the ashes of that band’s break up emerged 90s alternative band Marvelous 3, but they eventually broke up in 2001. It was time to go solo.
Walker’s debut album, Left of Self-Centered (2002), marked the beginning of a successful solo career, which also included a move into producing albums for numerous other artists, such as Pete Yorn and The Donnas. Walker’s fourth full-length, Sycamore Meadows, was released last year.
Walker’s current tour brings him to Austin for a show tonight at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Opening for Walker are Atlanta/Athens Americana group Ponderosa and Charleston, S.C. gothic country duo Shovels and Rope. Doors open at 9 p.m.