Tunes Tuesday: Austin’s Royal Forest

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 are bringing you Austin-based band Royal Forest‘s video for “Everyone Who Knows You”, the debut single off of Spillway, the LP they will be releasing this Friday at Holy Mountain along with with Frank Smith and Your Friendly Ghost. The video was recorded inside of the USS Cavalla submarine, based in Galveston, Texas, a place Justin from the band remembers visiting as a kid. So, your kids just might want to watch along. Doors open at 9pm. You can stream their entire album now on Consequence of Sound.

Royal Forest – Everyone Who Knows You (recorded live in the USS Cavalla Submarine) from Royal Forest on Vimeo.


If you feel like catching some other live music this week, here are a few shows happening taking place:

Tuesday, July 9th

Seth Sherman at Flipnotics. 7pm.

Miles Zuniga, Fastball guitarist, plays at Strange Brew. $5. 10pm.

Wednesday, July 10th

Bob Schneider with Max Frost at Blues on The Green at Zilker Park. FREE. Music starts at 7:30pm.


Del Castillo at the Saxon Pub. $12/advance and $15 at the door. 9pm show.

Thursday, July 11th

Tedeschi Trucks Band at ACL Live. $39+. Doors at 6:30, show starts at 8pm.

Ruby Jane at Unplugged at the Grove at Shady Grove. FREE. Music starts at 8pm.

The Appleseed Cast with The Life and Times and others on Red 7’s inside stage. $10/advance and $12 at the door. Doors at 9pm.

Friday, July 12th

Elana James at the Bullock Museum’s Music Under the Stars Concert Series. FREE. 6-9pm.

Rx Bandits with Northern Faces at Emo’s. $17.50. Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30pm.

Saturday, July 13th

Summerland Tour with Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge at ACL Live. $35+ Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

Reckless Kelly at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels. $13.86. Doors at 7:30pm, music starts at 8pm.

Big Country at the Belmont. $20/advance and $25 the day of the show. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm.

Sunday, July 15th

Blitzen Trapper at the Parish. $17. Doors at 7pm.

Jack Wilson continues his Monday residency (for the months of July) at the Cactus Cafe. FREE. Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.

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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