Cowboy and Indian

As a media studies grad student by day, I spend a lot of time writing and theorizing about television shows like 30 Rock and Friday Night Lights. Therefore, I love when my passion for TV overlaps with my passion for music, which is exactly the case with Austin-based band Cowboy and Indian. Cowboy and Indian is made up of Daniel James (formerly of Leopold and His Fiction), Jazz Mills and former Friday Night Lights cast member Jesse Plemons, but this band isn’t exactly the real life incarnation of Landry’s Crucifictorious (not that we wouldn’t be excited about that, too, Jesse!).

Like singer-songwriter Sahara Smith, who I wrote about a short while ago on the blog, the band sounds like an outfit born and bred in Austin: alt-country songs, some sparser than others, that feature acoustic guitars, hand claps and sing-along ready lyrics by all three members. I was delighted to learn this weekend via the group’s Facebook page that they are taking their pleasant Southwestern sound and charm on the road for a long string of West Coast dates. We here at OVRLD have some very strong West Coast roots, so we relish the opportunity to be able to recommend some live Austin music to our Western brethren. Of course, Austinites can rest assured knowing Cowboy and Indian will eventually make it back to our fine city.

Check out the West Coast tour itinerary below and have a listen to the track “Ledbellies (Hurt My Pride),” a perfect song for the already full-blown Austin summer or the waning West Coast spring.

Cowboy and Indian-Ledbellies

– Brittany

April 27 – Tuscon, AZ at Club Congress
April 28 – Tempe, AZ at Palo Verde
April 29 – Vegas, NV at The Bunkhouse
April 30 – San Clemente, CA at Knuckleheads
May 1- San Diego, CA at LeStat’s
May 2- Los Angeles, CA at The Satellite Lounge
May 5 – Santa Cruz, CA at The Crepe Place
May 6 – Chico, CA at The Origami Lounge
May 7 – Davis, CA at Sophia’s
May 8 – San Francisco, CA at The Hemlock Tavern
May 10- Eugene, OR at Cosmic Pizza
May 11 – Portland, OR at The Woods
May 12 – Seattle, WA at The Sunset Tavern
May 13 – Bellingham, WA at Cabin Tavern
May 14 – Spokane, WA at Baby Bar
May 18 – Missoula, MT at Top Hat
May 19 – Bozeman, MT at The Filling Station
May 20 – SLC
May 22 – Montrose, CO at Amelia’s
May 23 – Denver, CO at Benders
May 25 – Aspen, CO at Belly Up
May 27-30 – Moab, UT at The Desert Rocks Music Festival
May 31 – Albuquerque, NM at Burt’s Tiki Lounge