Band: An Acoustic Evening with The Hallers, with special guests Dwight Smith and Monte
Date: Monday, April 4, at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $5 at the door, free for SouthSounds bands and volunteers

SouthSounds is just a few days away, and The Merry Widow will be one of the scores of local venues hosting bands. Before the madness ensues, The Merry Widow will be holding a SouthSounds pre-party. In an appreciative move, this evening’s show will be free for all SouthSounds bands and volunteers. For those not involved with SouthSounds, this lineup will give the audience a preview of things to come throughout the following weekend.

Before they bring their indie rock original sound to SouthSounds, The Hallers will lower their volume for this special evening, trading their raucous sound for acoustic goodness with an unplugged performance. The Hallers will be joined by two solo acts. Austin’s Dwight Smith will contribute a collection of acoustic-fueled dreams from his latest album, “Lateral Drifts.” An artist known simply as Monte will also lend his musical skills to this acoustic mix, mixing acoustic sounds with live looping and ambient influences.