By Jim Stanford on June 5, 2012
The Pink Garter Theater kicks off its summer with two events this week, starting with a free show tonight by the Austin, Texas, band Wheeler Brothers.
On Friday, local folk and alt-country band Screen Door Porch is playing a special gig for the release of its second album, The Fate & The Fruit. Throwback pickers Elk Attack will open. Showtime is 9:30 p.m.
Screen Door’s core husband-and-wife duo of Aaron Davis and Seadar Rose will be joined by bassist Tom Davidson and drummer Andy Peterson. They released the album in April with community funding through Kickstarter. The first 25 attendees will receive a free copy. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 Friday.
The folk-rock Wheeler Brothers have gained traction following the release of their debut album, Portraits, last year. The Avett Brothers asked the Wheelers to join them at Summerfest in Milwaukee, and the Wheelers also will play their hometown Austin City Limits festival in October.
Brothers Nolan, Tyler and Patrick Wheeler met Danny Matthews at LSU, “where they spent their afternoons picking guitars and swapping stories in the bar rooms of Baton Rouge and New Orleans,” according to their bio. Once back in Austin, they added longtime friend and guitarist A.J. Molyneaux.
The Pink Garter has a full slate through August; upcoming highlights include Seven Walkers on June 19 and Pimps of Joytime on June 22.
(Photo by David Stubbs)
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