The age of live music is finally coming back, and artists are releasing albums, singles and EPs left and right. With live music returning, we’ve put together a series to help you navigate some exciting concerts and musical events happening around Texas.
For November we’ve focused on Dallas and Austin, with additional shows across Texas also noted.
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CHVRCHES is coming to the South Side Ballroom on Nov. 14 with the recently released album “Screen Violence.”
(Hot Tip: They’re in Houston Nov 9 and Austin Nov. 11)
“Screen Violence” was originally conceived as a name for the band. A decade later—and during a pandemic when the reality of screen violence has never been more pertinent—CHVRCHES revived the term for their latest album. Narrating the theme of screen violence in three main forms; on screen, by screens and through screens, the album touches on feelings of loneliness, disillusionment, fear, heartbreak and regret.
On what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th Birthday in 2017, Devon decided to gather his talented friends to pay homage musically. Now it’s a yearly tradition, and it’s grown to a coast-to-coast tour. It’s described as an epic 3-hour show unlike any other. Get your tickets now for Nov. 29 at the Majestic Theater.
(Hot Tip: They’re in Austin Nov. 30.)
After two pre-pandemic, sold-out shows at the Los Angeles Forum in March 2020, Tame Impala have returned to North America for a series of headlining festival appearances and arena shows. On Nov. 9 the Australia-based band performs at American Airlines Center with SudanArchives.
(Hot Tip: They’re in Austin Nov 7. and Houston Nov. 8.)
In recent news, Tame Impala released “Breathe Deeper (Lil Yachty Remix),” a taster for The Slow Rush Deluxe Box Set, an expanded edition of their multi-award-winning 2020 LP planned for February 2022. The original 2020 album landed at #1 album in multiple territories and was their highest charting album to date in both the US and UK with 14 top 10 chart positions around the world. The album serves as a deep reflection on the passage of time.
Inspired by artists like Cage The Elephant and Radiohead, The Backseat Lovers (Joshua Harman, Jonas Swanson, KJ Ward and Juice Welch) have an electric, guitar-heavy live show. In addition to their radio success, the band has built a rapid grass-roots following. The Backseat Lovers are currently in the studio recording the follow up to their debut album.
In the two years following their high school graduation, The Backseat Lovers have self-released an EP, “Elevator Days,” and a full-length debut, “When We Were Friends,” which has accumulated over 55 million streams, led by the organic success of their single “Kilby Girl.” Catch the band at the venue Trees on Nov. 2.
(Hot Tip: They’re in Houston Nov. 1 and Austin Nov. 3.)
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This performance celebrates the band’s new album, “A Few Stars Apart,” which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb and is a testament to finding a human connection: between close family and friends, as well as one’s own heart. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will perform at the iconic ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Nov. 9.
(Hot Tip: They’re in Dallas Nov. 6 and Houston Nov. 8.)
With the release of her EP, “Looking Back. Moving Forward,” acclaimed jazz artist Kristine Mills is playing a show Nov. 4 at Parker Jazz Club.
(Hot Tip: Look out for her also in Houston, Nov. 12.)
Houston’s award-winning, singer/songwriter’s show at Parker Jazz Club marks one of her first Austin shows. Songs on “Looking Back. Moving Forward.” will be released in pairs from various sessions recorded in 2008 to the present. The first set of songs, “The HOUSTON Sessions,” were co-produced by Gabriel Santiago, recorded in Houston and mixed and mastered in Brazil.
Mills’ first two singles are a contrast in love. “Hold Fast” was written in honor of her new husband, while “Dip My Toe In The Water” was written amidst the ending of a long marriage.
Hailed as a “Renaissance woman of Austin, Texas” by the New York Times, Patricia Vonne has claimed many titles in her illustrious career: singer, songwriter, actress, activist and award winning filmmaker. The three-time Austin Music Award winner is back with her seventh album “Top of the Mountain” on her own Bandolera Records. This album celebrates the human spirit in the midst of adversity and the Higher Power that lights our path.
Vonne continues her trailblazing ride along the borderland where Castilian and Mexican infusions of flamenco and fiery gypsy guitar meets all-American rock ‘n’ roll. Her Christmas album release will be held on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at ONE-2-ONE BAR.
(Hot Tip: Celebrate the Christmas album release in Vonne’s hometown of San Antonio Nov. 28.)
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