The acclaimed documentary Thunder Soul (see “Kismet in Kashmere”) has been picked up by Jamie Foxx for national distribution, coinciding with Now-Again Records' deluxe reissue of the essential 2006 compilation, Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974, featuring a second disc of live cuts and rarities, extensive liner notes, and a DVD that contains a 1973 documentary and a short film, Texas Jewels, co-produced by Flying Lotus.
Both releases are being celebrated with a screening at the Alamo Drafthouse on Friday, followed by a rare performance by Kashmere Stage Band at Uncle Billy’s Brewery in Lake Travis. If the alumni’s roof-blowing reunion at the Chronicle’s 2010 SXSW film party is any indication, it should be a must-see occasion.
If you need further convincing, watch the trailer.
Cowboy & Indian “One for Me to Find”
One of the only local acts to catch a break at the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival, Cowboy & Indian is far better that one would expect from the band’s pedigree: a LA folkie (Daniel James of Leopold and his Fiction), the Friday Nights Lights cast (Jesse Plemons, Jazz Mills), a local soul singer (Jazz Mills), and former Lomita drummer Dorian Colbert. As this couplet from Lambert’s proves though, Cowboy & Indian’s minimalist country-blues has a balanced grace that goes down easy. Check out the full set at Austin Music Weekly.
Cowboy & Indian “Troubled Tracks”