Oh, summer. As mamas, this time of year we tend to get less sleep, less exercise and not eat as well as we should. Which, inevitably, leads to frazzled nerves, less patience with the kiddos and the dreaded mama guilt. Which is not quite a prescription for summer fun. Here at LiveMom, we challenge you to take some time for yourself this summer, whether that means reading a book while your partner takes the kids to the pool, getting crafty with your kids (instead of using that time to fold laundry or do chores) or getting out and spending time with friends. Whatever it is, you have our permission to take whatever time you can get to recharge.
Since we know you’re busy this summer, we’ll bring you one song each Tuesday that we’ve been loving lately, and let you know about some shows that are coming up, so you can have a reason to escape the kids, the kitchen counters and whatever’s keeping you from getting your summer zen on.
This week, we are bringing you Austin-based band Royal Forest‘s video for “Everyone Who Knows You”, the debut single off of Spillway, the LP they will be releasing this Friday at Holy Mountain along with with Frank Smith and Your Friendly Ghost. The video was recorded inside of the USS Cavalla submarine, based in Galveston, Texas, a place Justin from the band remembers visiting as a kid. So, your kids just might want to watch along. Doors open at 9pm. You can stream their entire album now on Consequence of Sound.
If you feel like catching some other live music this week, here are a few shows happening taking place:
Tuesday, July 9th
Miles Zuniga, Fastball guitarist, plays at Strange Brew. $5. 10pm.
Wednesday, July 10th
Thursday, July 11th
Friday, July 12th
Elana James at the Bullock Museum’s Music Under the Stars Concert Series. FREE. 6-9pm.
Saturday, July 13th
Sunday, July 15th
What’s your favorite tune as of late? Any summer concerts you are looking forward to?
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.livemom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Nicole-Basham-Sara-Marzani-Photography-livemom.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her newly-minted-7-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau’s words, her mission is to “suck out all the marrow of life”, or in her son’s words, to cultivate in him a love of “advenchers”.[/author_info] [/author]