KUTX Austin Music Minute features Justin Fallen and The Angels

KUTX Austin Music Minute features Justin Fallen and The Angels in advance of tonight’s EP release party at Hole in the Wall:

Songwriter Justin Fallen sees The Rock and Roll Kids as a “twenty minute snapshot” of nearly two years’ worth of dedication, endless work, and emotional roller-coaster trips on the new EP. “This is, for me, the finale of a hell of a lot of joy, sweat and tears”…The Rock and Roll Kids shows what Fallen is so passionate about: The timeless tradition of great storytelling in Texas songwriting. He proudly carries that torch with big doses of rock, country and soul coursing through his veins.

Justin Fallen and The Angels premiere full stream of The Rock & Roll Kids EP on Bucket Full of Nails

Justin Fallen and the Angels’ new EP The Rock and Roll Kids is out this Friday! Stream the full release at Bucket Full of Nails and pick up a copy in Austin at Hole in the Wall on Thursday:

Imagine Lou Reed thumbing a ride from the E Street Band, traveling from Lexington and 125th in Harlem to Texas, to catch Townes Van Zandt. Kissed by all three, Austin singer/songwriter Justin Fallen and his Angels affect the affability of Van Zandt, the largesse of Springsteen and grit of Reed on their new EP, The Rock & Roll Kids.

The Shotgun Seat premieres Scott Wesley’s video for “Front Porch Light”

The Shotgun Seat premieres the beautiful new music video from Nashville’s Scott Wesley:

Directed by Chris Ranker and shot by Warren Smith at a lake house in Hendersonville, TN, the video is the second from Wesley’s self-titled EP, which released last Friday, September 11th. The song is an expressive tale of heartbreak, which Wesley frames as solutions for reconciliation. “It’ll be easy,” the song practically implores, with lyrics like “the front door will be unlocked / in case you lot your key, there’s a spare one in the mailbox / if I’m fast asleep, there’s a note on the kitchen table that dinner’s in the refrigerator.” Wesley’s vocals are beautifully presented, and lie over a bed of complementary and subtle instrumentation, haunting steel included.

The Pitch recommends Levi Parham’s upcoming show

Levi Parham and John Calvin Abney hit the road together soon! The Pitch advises you to catch them in Kansas City at The Riot Room:

Levi Parham was last in KC in January, which leads us to believe that this Oklahoma native is rarely at home. Parham is continuing his road-warrior ways in support of his 2014 EP, Avalon Drive, six Americana songs that showcase his grainy, warm voice. Fans of Ray LaMontagne and Amos Lee should find plenty to like in this Southern charmer.

NOLA.com features Ship of Fools’ new music video “Handle Myself”

NOLA.com features the new music video from Ship of Fools:

The sounds of Baton Rouge band Ship of Fools are resonating quite far…filmed by Tamir Ichikawa, Cole Barranco and Bert Adams, with set design by Rob Chidester, inside the Walls Art & Design Center at the base of the Chase Tower downtown. Matthew Schwartz produced the single, entitled “Handle Myself.”