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
Thursday, June 6th
Whiskey Shivers Live from the Scoot Inn taping. 11. $7 day of show.
Friday, June 7th
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]