#TexasTunes: April

by Gracie Watt on April 4, 2022 in Entertainment, Music, Living Texas,

Spring is here, and with it many musicians are arriving in Texas on April legs of their tours. From country to glam-rock, and everything in between, we’ve rounded up a few bands and artists who are touring the Lone Star State this month.

#1. The Head And The Heart

Photo courtesy The Head And The Heart

The Head And The Heart is back with their fifth studio album, set to release on April 29, followed by their tour this summer. (Catch them in Texas Aug 1-5.) The album, “Every Shade of Blue” was largely produced by Grammy-Award winning Jesse Shatkin, along with other high-profile producers. The song “Virginia (Wind in the Night)” was released prior to the full album, and is a piece of inspiration for singer Jonathan Russell. “Being from Virginia, for me this song represents a long and winding relationship to a place that is grounding,” says Russell. 

#2. Sarah Jarosz 

Photo courtesy Sarah Jarosz

This 29-year-old, four-time Grammy Award-winner is a native Texan and a talented singer-songwriter. Jarosz has recently announced the release of Blue Heron Suite, a much anticipated song cycle. Among her April Texas dates, fans can see Jarosz alongside Taylor Ashton in action on April 19 and 20 at the 04 Center in Austin, doors at 7pm. Tickets are available now.

#3. Joy Oladokun

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Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Joy Oladokun’s new song, “Fortune Favors The Bold” released in February, with the anticipation of an exciting spring tour to follow. Oladokun continues to rise to fame in the industry as a queer woman of color, and this will be her first tour, though she’s gained much traction through TV appearances and an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Her tour includes stops in Austin on April 7 at Antone’s Nightclub and in Dallas on April 8 at Club Dada.

#4. Wolf Alice

Photo courtesy Jordan-Hemingway

This grungy, award-winning English rock band from London is made up of Ellie Rowsell, guitarist Joff Oddie, drummer Joel Amey and bassist Theo Ellis. They’re now touring following their latest release, “Blue Weekend.” The album tells of love and breakups and close bonds and disillusionment. It is largely the product of Ellie Rowsell’s realization of the role of music in our lives, and of the importance of the songs she writes. The band performs at Emo’s in Austin on April 14 and in Dallas and Houston the following nights. 

#5. Ashe

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Teaming up with FINNEAS as producer, Ashe reached critical mass on the 2019’s “Moral of the Story: Chapter 1” EP. The single “Moral of the Story” appeared in Netflix’s “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” and exploded on streaming platforms, going platinum in the US and silver in the UK. Her 2021 full-length debut, Ashlyn, arrived to widespread critical acclaim. Now, she turns the page on another chapter of her story with her new single “Another Man’s Jeans.” Catch Ashe’s tour in Dallas, Houston or Austin April 16 through the 18. 

#6. Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum

Photo courtesy Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum

Coming off a sold-out tour in Europe, glam-rock band, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum, is excited to embark on their first-ever North American headline tour this spring, hitting Austin’s Fusebox Festival April 16 and Houston’s The Secret Group venue on April 17. With their debut album, THANKS FOR COMING, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum found much success. The band is comprised of vocalist Michael C. Hall from Dexter, drummer Peter Yanowitz from The Wallflowers and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen from Blondie. 

Cover photo courtesy Melanie van Leeuwen, Unsplash

Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a senior at St. Edward’s University in Austin, studying Journalism. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work. @graciethatgirl