Tony Presley is best recognized these days as head of Keeled Scales, the local imprint with a consistent ear for discovering high-quality songwriters and home to some of Austin’s best indie bands. Presley’s own concern, Real Live Tigers, slots easily among his roster with lo-fi, understated folk that slowly unwinds somewhere between Phil Elverum and Bill Callahan. He joins in a rare set with Grace Rowland, bandleader for this year’s Austin Music Awards Best Folk/Bluegrass winner, the Deer. Rowland takes a solo bow behind her powerhouse vocals, balancing a crystalline strength and breathless fragility that match the dichotomy of her songwriting.
Fri., June 23, 7:30pm