Tropical Heatwave preview: Shawn Kyle's picks
The strikingly handsome Shawn Kyle has taken his band, the Beauvilles, far and wide through hard work and a ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt hate me because I‚Äôm beautiful‚Äù determination.
The majestic, big-sounding rock band worked around the clock recording, touring and promoting their 2009 CD, Whispering Sin, and performed in a slick music video for their hit Snow (click here to listen), which got airtime on MTVU and Fuse. The Beauvilles also scored opening dates with Drive-By Truckers and were invited to perform at South by Southwest.
They play at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at the Cuban Club Cantina as part of Tropical Heatwave. We asked Kyle which artists he's looking forward to seeing before and after he takes the stage. Here's what he had to say:
"Thomas Wynn, the frontman of Thomas Wynn and the Believers (6:30 p.m., Cuban Club Cantina), is a rare songwriter that not only means what he says; he lives it. I have a great respect for him, and we have gotten to chat at festivals and other tour dates we have played together in the past year. The Believers are a top-notch band, one of the best in the southeast. Their new record is great!
"Drummer and Queers alumni Hunter Oswald of the Sheaks (midnight at New World Brewery) has been yelling at me to see them for months. I know that they are good, because all the players in that band are good. Also, I just met bassist Chicago Joe (Montanaro), and he was crazy enough to invite me and some other friends back to his pad to party with him, and I think I got out of control and broke something, so I should go see ‚Äôem."
-- Julie Garisto, tbt*. Photo by Leigh Armstrong, tbt*.