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 a song from Charlie Belle, a U-18 trio [yes, the band members are all under 18 years of age: brother and sister Gyasi (drums) and Jendayi (vocals and guitar) and Zoe (electric bass)] who have already played ACL and SXSW and will be playing at the Girls Rock Camp this week in Austin and Corpus and playing at the airport as part of the annual Kid Band Week. Although these gigs aren’t open to the public (well, unless you are at Girls Rocks Camp this week or happen to be passing through the airport), these shows are part of their No Insecurities Tour. For updates on when they will be playing next, stay tuned to the band’s website or Facebook page. Until then, here is their song “Six”, which showcases Jendayi’s vocals and has the bonus of having lyrics you’ll want your kids to listen to, instead of those songs you hope your kids don’t understand and cringe when they repeat.
If you are feeling like heading out for an evening with some music, here are some options for you this week:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Wednesday, July 24th
Antone’s 38th Anniversary Bash! in celebration of Pinetop Perkins’s 100th birthday. $10. Doors at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm.
Thursday, July 25th
Friday, July 26th
Wiz Khalifa & ASAP Rocky‘s Under the Unfluence Music Tour stops at the Austin360 Amphitheater. $20+. Doors at 5pm, show starts at 6:30pm.
Saturday, July 27th
Iron and Wine with special guests at the Paramount (benefit for Midwives Alliance of North America and Bumi Sehat Foundations International). $30+. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Bandhaus‘s Album Release with East Cameron Folkcore, Antique Animals at Holy Mountain. 9pm.
Sunday, July 28th
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]