February Music Roundup

2015 Austin Music Mama Roundup

When you are in the throes of mama-hood, it’s easy to forget that we live in the Live Music Capital of the World. It’s easy to forget how music can tell a story, lift you up and take you to a different place. You don’t necessarily have to go downtown, get super dressed up or break the bank.

Did we convince you? Great! Now, you just need some ideas of where to go. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve studied the listings, listened to the bands and have ten shows we recommend for this month. Keep in mind that some shows might sell out, so check the links before heading out. Have a blast!

February Music Roundup



Texas Radio Live is a weekly fundraiser to help support the Sun Radio Mission and the Larry Monroe Scholarship Fund. Bands play every Wednesday at Guero’s from 6-8pm, and there is no cover. Moonlight Towers and Ulrich Ellison & the Tribe play this week’s show. Moonlight Towers released Heartbeat Overdrive in November, and you can listen to a sample of the album here.


Wood & Wire is an Austin-based bluegrass band which just released The Coast, a follow-up to their self-titled debut album. The band will play an in-store at Waterloo Records at 5pm. In-store performances are free, and refreshments will be provided by Shiner. The band will have their record release at the Parish on the 13th.


Robyn Hitchcock will bring his solo acoustic performance to the Parish. Robyn’s latest release, The Man Upstairs, includes well-known favorites, personal discoveries and originals. You’ll probably recognize “The Ghost in You”. Doors open at 8pm for this all ages show. The show starts at 9pm, and Emma Swift opens. Tickets are $25.


Elvis LIVES is a tribute show focusing on four different stages of the rock star’s career — the young rock and roller, the movie years, the “comeback Elvis” and Elvis in Vegas. A full band, back-up singers and even “Ann-Margaret” are featured in this revue. Create a short video of your best Elvis impersonation and submit it by 2/4 at noon for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to Graceland. The show begins at 7pm and tickets start at $29. High school students can purchase $5 eyeGO tickets to the show.


Kat Edmonson graced the cover of The Austin Chronicle in November and is just starting a tour this month to support the release of her latest album, The Big Picture. She also performed on CBS This Morning: Saturday last month. Hear her talk about how she sees the world and perform “All the Way” on a recent eTown broadcast. Doors open at 6pm for this 8:30pm show at ACL Live. Tickets start at $25. Robert Ellis opens.


Houston-based indie rockers The Tontons open their 2015 touring season with a stop at Holy Mountain. You can read a review of their recent release, Make Out King and Other Stories of Love, and watch a video for “Veida” over on Indie Music. Doors open at 9pm, and Wild Moccasins open. Tickets are $10 for this all ages show.


If you are curious to hear what other songs sibling quartet Echosmith has in its repertoire other than the superhit “Cool Kids” (which is a fave of my resident 8-year-old), you can check out their show at Emo’s. The Colourist opens for this all ages show. Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $15 plus fees.


Chicago-based Empires is on tour to support the band’s third full-length studio album, Orphan. Relix Magazine featured an acoustic/live version of “Shadowfaux” here. The band will play at Lamberts for this 21+ show. Doors open at 9:30pm and tickets are $10 plus fees.


Shadow Shows, Nashville-based Seryn‘s latest, releases on February 17th. The six-piece was featured in Billboard Magazine’s Scouting Report, NPR’s All Songs Considered as “Bands That Should Be Bigger” and Paste Magazine’s Best New Bands list. You can listen to “Disappear” on Bandcamp. Seryn will be performing at Stubb’s (inside) with Friendly Savages opening. Tickets to this all ages show are $13 plus fees, and doors open at 8pm.


Austin perennial favorite Bob Schneider heads to the ‘burbs for a show at the Roost. Bob’s forthcoming album, King Kong, is the subject of a crowdfunding campaign which wraps up on February 6th. This 21 and up show starts at 9pm. General admission is $25 and balcony seats are $50. Purchase tickets here.

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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".