Lately my hippie side has been showing. All spring I’ve been feeling pretty restless and in need of change. In late March, I satisfied that need by rearranging my living room and coming up with a new color scheme. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m finally getting somewhere with it.
Rearranging and picking new colors sent me down an Internet rabbit hole of Googling things like feng shui tips and how to make your home more magical. As a result I’ve been filling my little apartment with Himalayan salt lamps and crystals, searching for house plants that will stand a chance against my black-turned-grey thumb and looking ideas for making my bathroom feel more like a magical oasis. (I’ve also been reading Gala Darling’s recent posts like a mad woman.)
What does that have to do with music? Absolutely everything.
Calliope Musicals, another little band from Austin I’ve fallen in love with, have been my soundtrack for the past week after picking up their new record, “Time Owes You Nothing”. And I cannot think of a more hippie-esque band I’ve discovered in recent years than these guys. Their live shows come with gorgeous harmonies, tons of energy and smiles, lots of sing-alongs and props galore. It isn’t just live music, it’s a magical party.
Today, I invite you to get to know Calliope Musicals. >>>
For fans of:
Eisley, Polyphonic Spree, psychedelic party folk
About the band:
Psychedelic party folk – let that one sink in for a moment. While I’m not always crazy about the insane musical genres music writers and bands alike invent for music, I cannot think of a better way to describe Calliope Musicals. This six-person band hails from Austin, TX, and they know how to put on one hell of a performance. Plus – I think this is pretty cool – the band helped start an artist collective in Austin called Circus on the Moon.
Why I like them:
There are some bands you have to see live to truly “get”, and Calliope Musicals is one of those. Recorded, they have some killer harmonies, crazy fun hooks and out there lyrics. Live, there are an absolute TRIP. They come prepared with metallic streamered tambourines, lyric signs, costumes, confetti and more. It is an experience – and one I’m looking forward to repeating again and again.
Songs to check out:
“Echo of the Whoos”, “What My Eyes Found”
Find them online:
By the way – this lovely band is coming your way soon! Here’s their upcoming tour dates:
What new music have you been listening to recently?
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