Tameca Jones @11:45pm, Go Fever @10:30pm – $25 at the door. Advance tickets have ended. Will Call @9:30pm – no hard or electronic tickets. 21+ only.
Tameca made her festival debut at the 2015 Austin City Limits Festival. Austin360 wrote that her “big, sweet, soulful voice” kicked off the festival in the most epic of ways. Her music filled the morning air and the crowd around her grew bigger and bigger as her set went on. She ended the set with her debut single, “Hot and Bothered,” a Motown inspired cut produced by Josh Moore (Max Frost). The track is on both Spotify and iTunes. The music discovery website PureVolume debuted the single on their page and remarked that the song made it “easy to see why so many see the potential in the singer.” Independent music site, The Joy of Violent Movement, called “Hot and Bothered” “a sexy and slinky and old-school soul-inspired” song that is “contemporary and upbeat.”
Despite employing the daggy combo of 70’s rock riffs, sometimes-saccharine pop hooks and intimate lyrics delivered in an outside voice, Go Fever as accrued a dedicated following in Austin, TX, as well as every local accolade that’s up for grabs (except The Austin Chronicle’s Rock Band of The Year award- they lost that to Spoon). They’ve toured nationally, opened for Mini Mansions, Plague Vendor, White Denim and hometown heroes A Giant Dog.
While calling Austin home, the band has a mongrel make-up typical of the city’s artist community -singer-songwriter Acey Monaro hails from Australia’s Hunter Valley, Ben Burdick (bass) from Northern California, Keith Lough (guitar) from Maryland, Josh Merry (guitar) from North Carolina and Stijn Dobbelaere (drums) from Belgium by way of Missouri.
In June 2020, they headed into White Denim’s Radio Milk studio with legendary engineer Jim Vollentine and dug deeply into the influences that had always been there but were never fully realised on their previous recordings. The result is the New Wave-adjacent, dance punk-curious Velvet Fist, a nine track LP that will be their first release on a label- locally-based, internationally-rostered Nine Mile Records.
Velvet Fist will be released October 8th 2021.