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 “Delicate Cycle” from The Uncluded‘s debut album, Hokey Fright. The Uncluded is a collaboration between Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock. Kimya is a Grammy-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter best known for her work on the soundtrack of Juno. Kimya has released seven solo albums, including a children’s album, Alphabutt. Aesop (aka Ian Bavitz) is a hip hop artist and producer who has released six albums, 3 EPs and a 45-minute piece of music designed for runners, commissioned by Nike.
The Uncluded will be playing here in Austin with Hammel on Trial on Sunday, June 23rd at Central Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 7 and the show will start at 8. Tickets are $12-14.
I can’t remember when I heard this song, but I kept coming back to it. I like that it’s different and plays off of Kimya and Aesop’s distinct musical styles. The sound is laid back and casual, and I liked the whole storytelling quality of it.
Here are a few other shows happening this week:
Tuesday, June 11th
Wednesday, June 12th
Thursday, June 13th
The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau will celebrate the release of Austin Music Volume 12 at the Belmont with Este Vato, Suite 709 and special guests. Door at 8, and show starts at 9. $10 tickets online & at the door. The first 300 people receive a free copy of #AMV12!
Saturday, June 15th
What’s your favorite tune as of late? Any summer concerts you are looking forward to?
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