Jan 18, 2019 | 9:00 PM | Friday
Community: Downtown Austin
Austin Music Foundation and KUTX are proud to present The NEXT, an artist showcase featuring the next and best in Austin music. Our second year of the Artist Development Program (ADP) is coming to a close and we’re ready to celebrate! The NEXT is our way to showcase the
Our second year of the Artist Development Program (ADP) is coming to a close and we’re ready to celebrate! The NEXT is our way to showcase these hardworking bands. Join us at Antone’s Nightclub on Friday, January 18 for performances from all 7 of our current program participants: Aaron Stephens, Alesia Lani, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Otis Wilkins, Shy Beast, Superfónicos and Western Youth.
General admission and VIP tickets are available! GA tickets start at $15, but will increase to $20 on January 1. VIP tickets are $75 and include a pre-show artist & industry happy hour plus drink tickets, commemorative AMF YETI tumbler, and a swag bag of assorted Austin music goodies.
Thank you to our sponsors: KUTX, Tito's Vodka, Dulce Vida Spirits & Black Feather Whiskey!
About the Artists
Aaron Stephens stormed into the Texas music scene with his debut album, "Hard Times, Straight Lines" in 2014 and has been building momentum ever since. His soulful, rich and versatile vocals evoke nostalgic soul legends. Stephens furthers his sound with funky rhythm and melodic lead guitar, weaved together with stirring, heartfelt lyrics addressing the times we live in, the loves we discover, and the power of soul. In 2018, he released his first self-produced full-length album, “Focus.”
Every so often we experience an artist who has an inherent star quality to them that makes them special, and Alesia Lani is one of those rare few. The past few years have seen Alesia really come into her own as an artist and performer, combining her distinctive, soulful voice with electrifying performances. Alesia Lani is on a mission to bring R&B music to the forefront of the Austin music scene, and there isn’t anything she’s willing to let get in her way.
Kalu & The Electric Joint
Kalu and the Electric Joint blend the powers of psychedelic soul music with the driving beat of rock and roll and the ancient rhythms of Africa. Born in Nigeria, Kalu relocated to Austin, where he put together a stellar ensemble of players who graciously fuel and follow his deep well of eclectic influences. The group’s n
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