Next Yellow City Sounds Live concert to feature Amarillo band Comanche Moon

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Comanche Moon will perform Friday at Panhandle PBS.
Photo by Charlie Stout

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

One of Amarillo's rising bands will be in the spotlight Friday at the latest Yellow City Sounds Live concert.

Americana band Comanche Moon — featuring Mark Erickson, Carlos Martinez-Arraras and Chandler Sidwell, with bass player Jason Hodges — will perform its original tunes at 7 p.m. Friday in the Panhandle PBS studio, 2408 S. Jackson St. Fiddler Cooper Jones and steel player Rick Faucett will join the band for a few songs, as well.

The concert — a joint production of Panhandle PBS and FM90 — is free. Seating is limited, and tickets, which can be picked up at the studio or reserved online, are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will be streamed live on FM90, and Panhandle PBS’s Facebook page, then broadcast later on Panhandle PBS.

The singer/songwriter-based band plans to release Country Music Deathstar in February.

"On this album, you can hear fiddle, steel guitar and the songwriting-first approach to music that you find in country and folk genres, but there also is a lot of that early '70s rock 'n' roll sound to it," Erickson said. "Americana is the genre nowadays that seems to have a place for that kind of sound."

Erickson said the band is looking forward to the intimate show.

"We play at bars and music festivals. It's rare we have a chance to play something like this," he said. "People are coming to listen to music, and that's the only reason they're there. As a songwriter, I like that a lot because people are going to actually listen to the lyrics. ... You know, you spend a lot of time writing these songs."




Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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