AUSTIN – Neo-soul band, THE NIGHTOWLS, played a sold-out show at Stubb’s on Friday night. The club filled to capacity with people singing and dancing along with the ten piece ensemble’s energetic music, already moved earlier in the evening by funky-cool soul opener Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys.
It was a great night for The Nightowls, a group that formed only a few short years ago and is already climbing the ranks as one of Austin’s most noteworthy up and coming bands. Founded by lead singer, Ryan Harkrider, the snazzy group (featuring glamorous backup singers and a mighty horns section) is nothing but fun to watch on stage . Their cool style and blending of old and new sounds make them stand out from the rest, and they’re working hard on keeping that sound, that soul, alive. Based on the crowd’s reaction Friday night and other recent accomplishments, their efforts seem tobe paying off. “Nobody Wants to Leave,” a B-side off their 2014 debut LP, Good as Gold, has even been commissioned by the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as the city’s official theme song.
The Nightowls are currently on tour promoting the vinyl release of Good as Gold, and with the help of their hit song, “Get Up!”, they’re making new fans every day. They’re also putting the final touches on their sophomore album, which fans can expect to be released sometime this year.
Upcoming dates and places you can catch The Nightowls:
10 p.m., May 22 – Continental Club – 3700 Main St., Houston
10:15 p.m., May 29 – House of Rock – 511 Starr St., Corpus Christi
9 p.m., June 5 – The Phoenix Saloon – 193 San Antonio St., New Braunfels
9 p.m., June 12 – Sam’s Burger Joint – 330 E Grayson St., San Antonio
Photos and article by: Sarah Todd