It makes me smile to see new Austin bands progress and grow. I was able to catch Elaine Greer at the Mohawk a few weeks ago, opening for Tristen, and absolutely loved her set. Shortly after I saw the show, I learned that she’s now gearing up for a tour with The Sour Notes AND she’s about to release her debut album. Not only that, but she’s releasing it at 29th Street Ballroom with a bunch of other amazing Austin bands in a Tour Kickoff Show!
A bit about Elaine Greer, she’s a singer-songwriter with a super tight backing band, and when they perform, it’s pretty much like watching a bunch of good friends having a great time together, which is so much fun to experience. Elaine has a 6 song EP from back in 2009 which I was able to listen to, and I must say it’s a delightful collection of earth toned folk with catchy melodies and hooks. I can only hope for more on her full length, entitled “Annotations” which will be released at the 29th Street Ballroom, one week from tomorrow (June 30th).
Another thing I am always refreshed to see is the strong sense of community our music scene has. When a band releases an album or goes on tour, it’s like every other band swarms in to help support them, and this is a perfect example. There will be seven other groups playing this release show, as well as a DJ (Ben Blackout) to really make this a special event. Of the seven groups is Elaine Greer’s touring partners, The Sour Notes:
BAR STAGE –
9pm – Quin Galavis
10pm – The Sour Notes
11pm – Megafauna
12:15am – Pink Nasty
9:30pm – Monarchs
10:30pm – Agent Ribbons
11:30pm – Elaine Greer & Friends
12:45am – MaryAnn & The Revival Band
1am-2am DJ BEN BLACKOUT
Photobooth by Allison Narro sponsored by Bird’s Barbershop!
Also, there will be free pizza from Gatti’s Pizza, which sort of makes this the perfect event.
It’s $5 at the door, but if you RSVP here, you can get in for only $3!
Come support awesome Austin bands!