#TXTunes: May 2022

by Gracie Watt on May 2, 2022 in Entertainment, Music, Living Texas,

From emerging local bands to chart-toppers, Texas has a variety of musicians making stops across the state. We’re back with a roundup of some of our picks for live performances and new releases around Texas for the month of May.



#1. Good Morning, with Hall Johnson

Good Morning. Photo courtesy Nick Mckk

Aussie heartthrob band Good Morning is coming to town! They’ll be in Dallas May 4th, rocking out at Deep Ellum Art Co. It’s their first US tour in support of their amazing new album, Barnyard. They’ll be supported at the show by local Dallas and Austin band Hall Johnson. Don’t miss these local marvels for a night of fun!

#2. Dreamfest 

Dripping Springs outdoor entertainment and recreation venue Dreamland is holding their inaugural DreamFest music and arts festival Saturday, May 28. The lineup features notable Texas performers Bob Schneider, Carolyn Wonderland, Sir Woman, Gina Chavez and Del Castillo, among others. Since opening in February 2021, Dreamland has become a unique and outstanding venue for musical discovery in Central Texas.

#3. Vincint

Courtesy photo

Since a star-making turn on The Four, the Philadelphia native has dominated national conversations and captivated millions across the globe with big-hearted pop music. His 2020 debut EP The Feeling was met by critical applause and led to the single Be Me, a hit that catapulted the artist to new heights last summer after it became the soundtrack for the trailer for Netflix’s smash series Queer Eye. VINCINT is now preparing for the release of his debut album out later this spring, There Will Be Tears. An artist you don’t want to miss! Fans can catch VINCINT live on ‘The Getaway Tour’ with Kady Rain at The Parish, May 19th in Austin. Get tickets here. ~LV

#4. Sierra Ferrell, supporting Ray LaMontagne

Sarah Ferrell. Courtesy photo

Sierra Ferrell is currently on tour with Ray LaMontagne playing tracks from her new and critically-acclaimed album Long Time Coming. Fans can expect them to play their re-recorded duet version of hit song I Was Born to Love You while on tour. Catch their shows May 13 in Irving, TX and May 14 in Austin at the Moody Theater. Tickets are available now!


#5. Emeli Sandé

Photo courtesy Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé’s album “Let’s Say for Instance” is out May 6, but until then fans can jam out to her latest track and video from the upcoming album. There Isn’t Much is out everywhere now, and has been described as a power ballad and one of Sandé’s favorite songs from the album. “I wrote it with Naughty Boy and Shaq, and I’m so happy that we managed to get the production, the drums, and the mix really on point for this album. I love the ’80s vibe of it; it really reminds me of what my parents might have been listening to when they met,” she says. 

#6. Gang of Youths 

Gang of Youths. Courtesy photo

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album “angel in realtime” last month, Gang of Youths shared their first Amazon Original, an orchestral version of the album’s centerpiece “spirit boy” available on Amazon Music. “It was truly a dream come true for us five to be invited to AIR studios to record one of our songs with such an extraordinary group of musicians; particularly working with Rosie Danvers and seeing her bring the song and its many parts to life in her orchestral arrangement. we are grateful for the opportunity,” the band says. 

Cover photo courtesy Hanny Naibaho, 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