“The Parish Underground Presents” Wednesday Night at Beale Street Tavern
Part of my job as KUT‘s Austin Music Minute maven is going to shows to seek out up-and-coming artists, and sometimes I come across a gem of a line-up with a handful of bands to keep an eye on. I even spoke to my friend and colleague, Parish general manager and booking coordinator Travis Newman, about this show just the other day. It’s The Parish Underground Presents, a sort of mini-showcase spotlighting local and regional talent beneath the radar, happening at Beale Street Tavern, the cozy Elvis-themed venue located directly beneath The Parish at 214 6th St.
I just paid a visit to the Beale to check it out. Apparently, it was one of the hot spots during SXSW (Travis barely managed to weave his way through a sea of people there during a showcase to get video of the crowds). The intimacy of the room, though, presents the perfect atmosphere for The Parish Underground Presents, happening this Wednesday night. I’m so diggin’ the line-up:
- Indie jangle pop/power pop quartet Literature, featuring songwriter and artist Kevin Addickes on guitar and vocals
- San Antonio indie pop quintet making quite the joyful ruckus, The Hawks (of holy rosary).
- “We are friends and we are in a band,” says the bio. Austin-based rock/punk trio running rampant, Foreign Mothers.
- Their journeys take them sifting through sonic dumpsters of the future. A local band creating quite a buzz, post-rock/noise artists Field Dress, featuring the electronic texture-layering wizardry of Brent Sluder and a slew of talented guest musicians.
Get an early start Wednesday night. Doors at the Beale open at 7 p.m. You won’t want to miss a single band. This one comes recommended.