The BlueBonnets | First Avenue | Thursday, May 7
"We're a rock 'n' roll band," Kathy Valentine stated plainly about her current group, the BlueBonnets, from her Austin studio last week. "Some of our songs might sound like pop, some like soul, maybe there's Motown and punk, too, but we're a rock 'n' roll band, straight-out."
Valentine and her revamped BlueBonnets are currently in the midst of a 10-show run as openers for the elegiac and celebratory UK/Irish band the Waterboys. The latest stop is Thursday at First Avenue. "While it's not new to me, it is new to us in its present state," Valentine said of the band she founded some years ago. "It's an evolving thing."