TX Tunes: June 2024

by Gracie Watt on June 1, 2024 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. 


#1 Bri Bagwell & Sarah Hobbs

On Saturday, June 8 at 9:00 p.m. Bri Bagwell & Sarah Hobbs will take The Rhinestone Saloon in Fort Worth, Texas. Texas Female Artist of the Decade and reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Bri Bagwell is a force to be reckoned with from her rousingly fun live performances to trailblazing recordings garnering her twelve #1 singles on Texas Country Radio and counting. 

Her latest album, Corazón y Cabeza (Heart and Head), has already spawned three #1 singles, “Trenches,” “Free Man,” and “Hello Highway. ” The video for “Trenches” was awarded Music Video of The Year in the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards. Performing 100 shows a year, Bri has shared the stage with a long list of esteemed artists, including Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Robert Earl Keen, Kacey Musgraves, Reckless Kelly and Dwight Yoakam. Catch Bri Bagwell live on tour or listen to her podcast, ONLY VANS, at www.bribagwell.com.


#2 Big Bill

Austin-based ‘almost punk’ band and Spaceflight Records group Big Bill, will release their latest full-length record, “Strawberry Seed” on Friday, June 14. Big Bill recently released their second single from the album, “Clean Feeling,” which you can listen to here.

To celebrate the new record, Big Bill will be performing a special set at Waterloo Records on Friday, June 14, at 5 p.m. The in-store performance is free and open to the public. Details for two additional album release parties will also be announced soon. For more information on Big Bill, see here. To follow the band, see their Instagram, Facebook and Bandcamp.


#3 d4vd

19-year-old visionary artist d4vd will be making his way to Emo’s on Tuesday, June 18 on his “My House is Not a Home” Tour. The “My House is Not a Home” Tour sees d4vd playing the largest venues to date and back out on the road lighting up stages across the globe. 

Known for his electrifying performances catering to audiences of all ages, he’s made major waves and acquired fans in the masses through his opening act on SZA’s SOS Tour and festival stops at ACL, Tyler the Creator’s Camp Flog Naw Festival, and more. He’s excited to be back out on the road with his 2024 global tour in addition to upcoming shows at Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, and Boston Calling.



The beloved shoegaze band DIIV recently announced their fourth album, Frog in Boiling Water, which will be released on May 24 via Fantasy Records They will be celebrating the release of the album by embarking on a headline tour which will be making a stop in Austin at Emo’s on June 21.

Frog In Boiling Water, produced by Chris Coady, was a four-year process that nearly broke the band before the album was completed. With an aim to push their sound, make a record that challenged them, and treat the band as a democracy for the first time, DIIV began an ambitious journey, both individually and collectively. This journey left their relationships with one another fraying, with the many complex dynamics of family, friendship and finances entangled, coupled with suspicions, resentments, bruised egos and anxious questions. They ultimately found their way through, and the result is 10 songs that mine a new lyrical and musical depth, those two halves mirroring one another inside a reflective and immersive whole.


#5 Maggie Rogers

Grammy Award-nominated songwriter/producer/performer Maggie Rogers announced her first-ever arena outing – “The Don’t Forget Me Tour, Part II.” “I wanted to make an album that sounded like a Sunday afternoon,” Rogers explains. “Worn in denim. A drive in your favorite car. No makeup, but the right amount of lipstick. Something classic. The mohair throw and bottle of Whiskey in Joan Didion’s motel room. An old corvette. Vintage, but not overly Americana. I wanted to make an album to belt at full volume alone in your car, a trusted friend who could ride shotgun and be there when you needed her.” 

She’ll be at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, Texas, on June 1 for “THE DON’T FORGET ME TOUR PART 1” and then back in Texas in October for part II.


 Cover photo Daniel Chekalov on Unsplash

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.