TX Tunes: August 2023

by Gracie Watt on August 1, 2023 in Entertainment, Music,

Local Texas Bands Releasing New Music, Bands From Out of Town Coming to Your City on Tour – We Have It All for You in This Month’s Texas Tunes



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Local rock band ROXY ROCA recently released their newest single “The Nomad.” The track is now available on all streaming platforms, and you can check it out here. “The Nomad” is the second release from the band’s brand new record, “Greasy” which will drop on Nov. 3.

ROXY ROCA have also just announced their upcoming show at Antone’s Nightclub on Thursday, Aug. 31. For more details about the show, please see here.

#2 Sir Chloe

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Rock band Sir Chloe is playing a show at Moody Center on Aug. 22 – they will be opening for Beck and Phoenix. The tour is in support of Sir Chloe’s debut album, I Am The Dog, released to critical acclaim in May via Atlantic Records – listen here. Led by Dana Foote, Sir Chloe is fresh off a European headline tour, with several North American dates forthcoming. 

 Made with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton (Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) with songwriting contributions from Teddy Geiger (Caroline Polachek, Sylvan Esso, Lizzo) and Sarah Tudzin (Weyes Blood, Amen Dunes, Slowdive), I Am The Dog encapsulates the thrilling paradoxical nature of Sir Chloe. Thematically, the album grapples with finding control in the innate chaos of life, highlighting and interrogating this tension, only to destabilize it and opt for chaos once again. 


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Multi-hyphenate pop artist JVKE will perform at Emo’s Austin on Aug. 15.  JVKE is one of a kind – he writes, produces, mixes and masters all his insatiably catchy songs. After finding his footing on TikTok, JVKE has built a massive digital presence. His 2020 breakthrough smash “Upside Down” generated over 200 million streams to date and 15 million TikTok video creations and spawned a Charlie Puth remix. His 2021 follow up track “this is what falling in love feels like” launched his career into the stratosphere, amassing over 150 million streams and 58 million views and reaching #33 at Top 40 Radio. JVKE’s 2022 debut album, this is what ____ feels like (Vol. 1-4), experiments with production, time signatures, tuning and style. The album features RIAA Platinum-certified single “golden hour” which reached Top 10 on Top 40 Radio and Billboard Hot 100.


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Denver-based band Kiltro released their excellent and spellbinding sophomore album Underbelly earlier this year. The album crystallizes their dreams and experiences into a post-rock manifesto of dazzling beauty. Underbelly signals a new chapter in the fusion of Latin roots with mainstream rock and marks a bold step forward in Kiltro’s extraordinary musical journey. 

To celebrate the album’s release, Kiltro is headed on tour and will be making a stop in Austin at The Ballroom at Spiderhouse on Aug. 16.

Kiltro are famous for their transformative live shows and will be playing new songs from the album including previous singles, “Softy,”All the Time in the World,” and the album’s lead single, “Guanaco.” Each single exemplifies the band’s gorgeous ambient and neo-psychedelia style.

#5 The Adderley School

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The Adderley School has just announced that a group of 10 Austin Adderley students ages 9-18 will be accompanying rock ‘n’ roll legend Kenny Loggins during his performance of his hit singles “Conviction of the Heart” and “If You Believe” at the Moody Amphitheater on Aug. 5 for his “This Is It” final tour. For more information on Loggins’ tour, please see here

Austin-based Adderley School founder Janet Adderley and Kenny Loggins formed a strong bond after their 2019 collaboration of a concert celebration of Footloose in honor of the iconic film’s 35th anniversary, and since then, Loggins has continued to perform with Adderley students from Austin, including local Adderley alum and rising teen star Marissa Reyes (Spirit Halloween, Disney Channel’s hit That’s So Raven spin-off series Raven’s Home) and the school’s other locations around the country for several showcases. 


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Gracie Watt is a regular contributor to Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.