Thursday nights at Empire Control Room & Garage belong to Hard Proof this month. The instrumental collective inspired by the sounds of Fela Kuti are paying tribute to the African legend with special guest Kalu James for this one. Special guests Cilantro Boombox and DJ Mahealani open the show.
Thursdays in May are all about Hard Proof at Empire Control Room & Garage. The local Afrobeat fusionists headline four nights with incredible local support from various genres. If you’re looking for local goodness, there is no better place to be on Thursday nights.
Cambodian pop fusionists Dengue Fever are on tour in support of their new album, The Deepest Lake. The tour heads our way this weekend for a concert at Red 7 with Austin’s own Hard Proof. Enter our drawing for a chance to win tickets to the show.
Austin-based psychedelic space collective Golden Dawn Arkestra are celebrating the release of their debut EP on vinyl at Mohawk this weekend with Hard Proof and Minor Mishap Marching Band. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show to one of you lucky earthlings.
Energetic soulful/pop-rock singer-songstress Emily Bell is celebrating the release of her debut full-length album at The North Door. Local goodness for your Friday night.
Review by Annar Veröld.Afrobeat is a brilliant concoction of funky jazz and rhythmic drumming that originated in Southern Nigeria. It is composed of fifteen to thirty instruments including the trumpet, trombone, various types of saxophones and guitars, keyboards, congas, the akuba, and the shekere. The father of Afrobeat Fela Kuti used music as an approach […]