FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine Concert Series To Rock The Highball, Uncle Billy's Lake Travis
AUSTIN, Texas (April 14, 2011) – “Mal Thursday’s Texas Tyme Machine,” the Austin-based podcast and floating concert series, has announced upcoming dates at The Highball in South Austin and Uncle Billy's Lake Travis.
The Highball shows kick off with a series subtitled "Texas English," starting May 8th at 10 p.m. with a show headlined by cowpunk legends The Hickoids, whose latest full-length album, Kicking It With the Twits, is a collection of British rock covers from the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Mott the Hoople. Opening the show will be "Austin's ultimate Manfred Mann tribute band," Malfred Mal, which features Texas Tyme Machine impresario Mal Thursday as Paul Jones, with Eddy Best in the dual role of Mike Vickers and Mike D'Abo, Mike Coons as Jack Bruce, and Nathaniel Klugman as Manfred Mann.
The following week's Highball show, "Texas English II: Plague of the Zombies," is hosted by Mal Thursday, this time in the guise of Anthony Newley, performing selections from his one-man show, Stop the Crowd, I Want to Smell the World. The show is headlined by Houston's Chase Hamblin Band as The Zombies, with special guest karaoke from Lauren Silva as Dusty Springfield, Jolene as Lulu, and other chanteuses to be announced.
No cover charge for either show, although donations are appreciated.
MTTTM is also producing a series of free live shows at the new Uncle Billy's Lake Travis. The series debuted on April 9 with John Evans Band, and continues this Friday April 15th with An Evening with Opie Hendrix and the Texas Tallboys. Among the artists tentatively scheduled to appear under the Texas Tyme Machine banner on the top deck of the Brewery and BBQ palace are The Thunderchiefs, Southern Backtones, The Modern Don Juans, T. Tex Edwards, The Bellfuries, and The Sideshow Tramps.
Recent Austin shows at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Teen A-Go-Go screening with The Ugly Beats) and Jovita's (George Kinney Wellness Jam/Benefit Concert) were great successes, and the Texas Tyme Machine series will be announcing more mixed media events, as well as more benefits, as part of the Summer series, which will also include dates in Houston and San Antonio.
The "Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine" podcast has found a new home online at Mevio.com (http://texastymemachine.