Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam takes the field on Sunday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. This year’s local musicians include Jack Ingram, Jamie Wilson, Shinyribs, Charlie Robison, and Kevin Fowler. Retired baseball players Josh Beckett, Adam Dunn, and Norm Charlton are joined by NFL players Kasey Studdard of the Houston Texans and Ahmad Brooks.
Royal Thunder took hard rock by storm in 2012 with LP debut CVI, but the Atlantans’ acclaimed follow-up Crooked Doors emits psych, prog, and soulful balladry. Due to the split of singer/bassist Mlny Parsonz and guitarist Josh Weaver, it’s been compared to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Parsonz addressed the issue prior to the band’s gig Sunday at Holy Mountain.
May keeps coming up roses for Jimmy Buffett nuts. For the fourth consecutive year, the pride of Jerry Jeff Walker converts crowned local rehearsals for a summer tour with an Austin nightcap. A raucous Moody Theater show May 30, 2012, and a pair at Circuit of the Americas – May 5, 2013, and May 31, 2014 – now cede to the new top dog: Stubb’s, Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Sweet Spirit, the high energy pop group led by Giant Dog members Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen, are deep into a two-week tour opening for fellow Austinites Spoon. The former sent us dispatches from the road that she scrawled on toilet paper and delivered to the Chronicle via carrier grackle.
“We always look forward to coming to Austin, and we’re never disappointed.” Doug Martsch’s greeting arrived midway through Tuesday’s 90-minute set at Stubb’s. Those were among the only words the Built to Spill frontman spoke all night – not atypical for the mum but pleasant Boise native.
Platinum ego encases History of the Eagles, a three-hour rock doc (on Netflix and mailed to concert reviewers) that spawned a two-year tour. Founders and songwriting axis Don Henley and Glenn Frey wield their aural iconography like a tomahawk – screw up, get scalped. Tuesday at the Erwin Center, they selflessly ceded half of a three-hour show to Joe Walsh.