Tunes Tuesday: Matt the Electrician

Tunes TuesdayOh, 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 very summer-y song from Austin-based musician and dad Matt the Electrician, “All I Know”. Not only is the tune totally toe-tapping, but the video is a work of art, produced in collaboration with his wife, Kathy, designer for the children’s clothing line Ramonster and the recently-launched Fort Lonesome. Matt continues his Thursday night residency at Strange Brew in South Austin this week. The show starts at 9 and cover is $5.

All I Know from Matt the Electrician on Vimeo.

Here are a few other shows happening this week*:

Tuesday, June 18th

Ariel Pink with Kirin J Callinan, The Mohawk, $18 day of show; Doors at 6:30pm. Show at 7:30pm.


Wednesday, June 19th

Carrie Rodriguez at the Cactus Cafe (second show on Thursday). $20/advance, $22/door; Doors at 8pm. Show at 8:30pm.

Jesse Dayton with Tony Harrison at the Broken Spoke (dance lessons from 8-9pm!).  Jesse starts at 9:15pm.


Thursday, June 20th

Unplugged at the Grove with Sons of Fathers. FREE; Music at 8pm.

Holy Wave and Grape Street at Hotel Vegas. Show starts at 10pm.


Friday, June 21st

Baths with Houses, The Mohawk. $12/advance, $15 day of show. Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm. (Afterparty with Béisbol, $5 to walk-ins, but free to Baths ticketholders)

Eleanor Friedberger at the Parish. $12+. Sh0w at 9pm.

The Black and White Years, Tiger Waves and Shrines at Stubb’s (inside). $10 admission. Doors at 9pm.


Saturday, June 22nd

Twin Shadow with Elliphant, Emo’s East. $18+. Doors at 9pm.

Del the Funky Homosapien at the Flamingo Cantina. $20/advance, $22 at the door. Doors at 9pm.

Hayes Carll, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis at ACL Live. $25+. Doors at 6:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.


Sunday, June 23rd

The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson), Central Presbyterian Church (featured on last week’s Tunes Tuesday). $18+. Doors at 8pm.

* Make sure to check the links before you head out to make sure none of the information has changed.

What’s your favorite tune as of late? Any summer concerts you are looking forward to?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/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]


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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-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".

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