Fall is in the air! New releases and tours in Texas – we have some of the best of the month of October rounded up here for you in this month’s #TexasTunes.
#1 Sports Team
Breakout British band, Sports Team, just released their new album “Gulp!” in August, with singles “R Entertainment” and “The Game” releasing earlier. Sports Team is made up of Alex Rice (lead vocals), Rob Knaggs (rhythm guitar, vocals), Henry Young (lead guitar), Oli Dewdney (bass), Al Greenwood (drums) and Ben Mack (keyboard, percussion).
The alt-rock/pop band is now on their world tour, and performed in Dallas at the House of Blues on October 2nd.
#2 Titus Andronicus
Grunge-rock band Titus Andronicus is celebrating the upcoming release of their seventh LP “The Will to Live” with the first leg of their 2022–23 world tour, which includes a show on October 8 at Far Out Lounge & Stage in Austin.
“The album is partially in response to the death of Patrick’s former bandmate (and closest cousin) Matt ‘Money’ Miller in 2021. It’s a bit of an examination of mortality and also a celebration of life, now that he is in his most stable mental health state possibly ever (his new drug regimen and recent marriage both play into that). It’s also his attempt at creating a maximalist rock epic — at its heart, there’s a concept he refers to as Ultimate Rock, and believe me when I say he has a lot to say about that.”
#3 Hoodoo Mural Festival
Hoodoo Mural Festival just revealed its 2022 music and art lineups as the nonprofit-led fest returned to downtown Amarillo on October 1st. Hoodoo is a unique festival because it offers fans an outdoor music experience combined with a downtown beautification project featuring sky-high murals created across two weeks this fall.
This year’s music lineup was headlined by a pair of internationally renowned DJs – Neil Frances and Flamingosis – alongside several big names from the world of mural art including first-year Hoodoo performer Tristan Eaton and returning muralist Drew Merritt, among others.
#4 Sophie B. Hawkins
90s soft-pop LGBTQ+ star Sophie B. Hawkins will be releasing new music soon, as she hits the road to celebrate the 30thAnniversary of her platinum-selling debut album Tongues and Tails with Paula Cole and more. She’ll be performing a headline show at The Haute Spot in Cedar Park on October 29th. She’ll be in Houston on the 28th and Dallas on the 30th as well.
“Much more than just a singer, Sophie writes all her own songs, is a multi-instrumentalist, and has been fully involved in every aspect of the creation of her records. An enduring artist with a fierce commitment to artistic integrity, she is constantly evolving and remains steadfastly true to her own authentic experience which connects her to her fans at the very deepest levels.”
#5 Elaina Kay
Country meets rock with Elaina Kay, who recently released her latest single, “Mama’s Bullets,” which was written as a sequel to rockabilly hit “Daddy Issues.” “Mama’s Bullets” depicts a “don’t-mess-with-me” attitude and conveys the message of women having the strength to overcome trauma from the past, remove themselves from unhealthy situations, create boundaries, and have fresh starts. She has another song, “Damn Sure,” coming out October 21st as well.
Cover Photo courtesy Wes Hicks, Unplash
Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at 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.