Uncle Lucius Plays Tonight at The Continental Club
I introduced them as “my favorite band of outlaws.” Not to be taken literally, of course.
The band I’m referring to is Austin-based quintet Uncle Lucius. And it’s more about rock ‘n’ roll – or, to quote their own words, it’s “Southern outlaw soul” that they serve up, a massive confection of R&B, blues, soul and country. It’s kind of like Waylon Jennings and Sly & The Family Stone hanging at the same party, and then they start jamming together.
Their last full length album, Pick Your Head Up, was released in 2009 – tracks like “Everybody Got Soul” (a personal favorite of mine) have been featured on the Austin Music Minute, and they’ve been live music guests in KUT’s Studio 1A with Jay Trachtenberg. Meanwhile, they’re currently working on new tunes, and usually hit the road to play around Texas and other parts of the U.S.
This is one of those bands that’s a must-see live, so check them out at their show tonight at 10 p.m. at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Southern soul and Latin pop ensemble Hector Ward & The Big Time play at midnight, and in the upstairs gallery you can see songwriter Will T. Massey and jazz band The Ephraim Owens Experience.