On Vinyl recently sat down with one of Austin’s youngest old-school-feel-good jam bands, The Selfless Lovers. Fresh off a too short, but energetic set on the inside stage at Mohawk, lead singer Nik Parr gave us a deeper insight into his and the band’s dive into the Austin music scene. The soulful rock and roll group opened for Ripe, a touring funk band from Boston, on May 4, 2018 to a sold out venue.
The term, cowboy diplomacy, involves one thing: brash risk-taking.
Austin’s own bluesy, alternative rock quartet, Cowboy Diplomacy, crafted their most recent release to describe this blissful, reckless fun to a T.
With a title like “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is naturally an enticing destination for new bands and artists looking to get their music careers off the ground. However, not all of these musicians necessarily have the income to make it doing music full-time, especially at the start of their careers. Black Fret, a local music non-profit, looks to solve this issue. Every year, the organization nominates a group of artists to be eligible to receive grants to help support them in the creation and live performance of their music. As a result, the 2016 Black Fret nominees represent what the charity believes to be among the best acts currently active in the Austin music scene. Here are five of our favorites from this year’s pool of nominees.