TX Tunes: March 2023

by Gracie Watt on March 1, 2023 in Entertainment, General,

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 #TexasTunes. 


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Toronto punk heroes PUP will be coming through Austin on 3/3 at Stubb’s as part of their 2023 co-headlining run with Joyce Manor.

PUP continues to tour in support of last year’s critically acclaimed and Juno Award-nominated album, “THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND.” PUP also released “PUP UNRAVELS LIVE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE,” their first live LP, in 2022. In addition to releasing two records, PUP spent the rest of the year gigging relentlessly, hitting 100+ dates on a tour that spanned 14 countries. For a taste of what to expect from the live show, check out a recent performance of “Waiting” on Late Night With Seth Meyers HERE or take a listen to the live LP, PUP Unravels Live In Front Of Everyone They Know, HERE.


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Irish rock band Inhaler are bringing their North American tour to White Oak Music Hall on Tuesday, March 7.

The group recently released their eagerly awaited sophomore album Cuts & Bruises, a follow-up to their 2021 debut album It Won’t Always Be Like This which debuted at no.1 on both the UK & Irish Official Charts. Cuts & Bruises consists of 11 tracks including previously released singles “These Are The Days,” “Love Will Get You There” and “If You’re Gonna Break My Heart.” Listen HERE.

This is only the start for Inhaler who have a busy year of gigs ahead. Dates include support slots for Harry Styles, Sam Fender, and Arctic Monkeys, as well as appearances at TRNSMT and Reading & Leeds festival.

Brian Tell and The Lovemakers

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Brian Tell and The Lovemakers play modern rock ’n’ roll with a vintage vibe. Based in Austin, Texas, they take a direct, uncomplicated approach to songwriting that’s influenced by decades of rock, blues, and punk history. The result is a searing, style-bending sound that’s modern yet old school.

The band consists of Brian Tell on vocals and guitar, Jason Desiderio on drums, Max Marschark on bass, and Stan Spring on lead guitar. They are releasing three singles, recorded at the Ice Cream Factory. These songs were mixed by Dan Duszynski. “Stand Out” will be released Wednesday, March 1; “Warm Weather Woman” will be released on Thursday, March 30; and “Watching the News” in April.

 Ellie Turner

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Folk artist Ellie Turner is releasing album “When The Trouble’s All Done” on March 24. Recorded live-to-tape with producer Jack Schneider at Sound Emporium, each song is a different serenade, vintage and crisp. On this decision Ellie writes, “… I wanted it to feel as if I was in someone’s living room and was handed a guitar to play.” 

Raised in Dallas, Turner gave up working in finance to pursue her lifelong passion of art and design in Nashville. Originally drawn to design particularly, Turner fell in love with the fiddle and folk music as a whole during her time at The University Of Arkansas. It was in 2018 that she quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Nashville to focus on music.  

Hawthorne Heights

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Domain NORTHSIDE in North Austin announced a free, live concert with American rock and emo band Hawthorne Heights on March 31 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place on the 30,000-square-foot rooftop mural before descending to street-level.

Hawthorne Heights is an American rock and emo band composed of JT Woodruff on lead vocals and guitar, Mark McMillon on guitar and backing vocals, Matt Ridenour on bass and backing vocals, and Chris Popadak playing the drums. Throughout their long and storied career as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium, Hawthorne Heights has overcome many obstacles and garnered success along the way, earning two Gold albums, one for 2004’s “The Silence In Black And White” and one for 2006’s  “If Only You Were Lonely,” and penning some of the genre’s most well-known songs including “Ohio Is For Lovers” and “Saying Sorry.” The band remains a hard-touring act nearly two decades after forming in Dayton, Ohio. 


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Gracie Watt is a contributor 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.