Band: Uncle Lucius
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocial.com
Tickets: $8 at the door
Fate brought the Texans of Uncle Lucius to Austin, the Lone Star State’s music capital. Each member carries his own musical influences and together the band created its nostalgic brand of roots rock. Uncle Lucius showcased its sounds across Austin’s cutthroat music scene and quickly made fans through memorable sets at venues such as Antone’s, Threadgill’s and Saxon Pub.
As time passed, Uncle Lucius built its audience with the help of a booking agent and a busy tour schedule. Naturally the next move was to hunt for a record deal, and the band found one, but the deal brought no satisfaction and it parted ways with its label. Now the band is touring in support of its new album, “The Light,” released on Boo Clap/Thirty Tigers records.
Uncle Lucius has such an alluring sound that it should be easy to win over the Callaghan’s crowd. The album’s title track is a bouncing groove with a ragged-out piano sharing measures with lyrical poetry and acoustic goodness. A lazy slide courts the listener on “Age of Reason” as smooth vocals flow. Uncle Lucius is the perfect way to celebrate Hump Day.