Tunes Tuesday: The Blank Tapes

Tunes Tuesday

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’re featuring “Coast to Coast”, which is the lead single on The Blank Tapes‘ new album, Vacation. The Blank Tapes is Matt Adams, who hails from Southern California and wrote his newest LP while out on the road. “Coast to Coast” is guaranteed to lower your blood pressure and have you feeling like you are sitting on the beach, watching the waves and enjoying an ocean breeze. Matt and his bandmates are coming to Austin on Sunday, June 9th and will be playing a show at the Mohawk. Doors open at 9 and the show starts at 10. $8/advance, $10 at the door.

Here are a few other shows happening this week:

Tuesday, June 4th

Catch Brennen Leigh at Evangeline Cafe in south Austin. 6pm FREE

Wednesday, June 5th

Ruby Jane wraps up The Wine Down on the front porch of ACL Live downtown. 5-7pm FREE

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Thursday, June 6th

What Made Milwaukee Famous at Unplugged at the Grove. 8pm FREE

Matt the Electrician continues his Thursday residency at Strange Brew on Manchaca. 9-10:30pm $5

Whiskey Shivers Live from the Scoot Inn taping. 11. $7 day of show.

Friday, June 7th

Mumford & Sons play with Michael Kiwanuka at the Austin360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of the Americas track (there is also another show on Saturday). Doors at 5, show starts at 7. $35+

10,000 Maniacs at One World Theater. 7 & 9:30. $46+

The Jeff Lofton Trio plays Fridays at the Pizza Bistro near the Domain. 9-midnight FREE

Saturday, June 8th

Charlie Sexton at the Continental Club.  12. $10 at the door

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

Disclosure: We were able to catch The Blank Tapes for free when the band was in town, but LiveMom did not receive monetary compensation for selecting the song for Tunes Tuesday. We hope you liked it!

[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]

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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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