So this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival was quite the jubilee, even though it ended short and wet for me. Yes, I got a three day pass but it ended up being two days. It was useful, however, because I bailed hard on my leg and am not just getting over this limp. The shows were all what I hoped for and more. Continue reading The 2nd Weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013 Washed Over Me
Sometime you just need your ass kicked to feel better. Sometimes you need a cup of coffee. Welp, The Novocaines provide both and they will doling out the doses at SXSW this year. These Aussie blokes follow in the footsteps of other rock bands like AC/DC and bring their power rock to the states in headbanging fashion. Although they do have a sweet side, I’m anxious to see their bitter side. Led by brothers Corey and Jay Mariott, The Novocaines look to cure hangovers by giving or taking headaches away.
Just take a moment to listen to ‘A Cup Of Coffee’ and I think you’ll know what I’m getting at. In my own personal experiences, I’ve screamed that out in my while groggly meandering through the morning just trying find the time to actually wake up. But let’s not take the song so literally. Again I’m feeling some Jon Spencer Blues Explosion up in here. Maybe I’m jonesing for a comeback? I don’t know, I just know that I’ll be getting a dose from the Novocaines in Austin.
I can’t count how many times I’ve missed out on some good, heavy, and slow rock music. Clutch happens to be one of my favorite bands but I’ve missed them the last 3 times there were in Kansas City. Hopefully, I’ll fix that later this week but until then I can peg down De Staat to help fill that void. De Staat is a Dutch rock group and will be at SXSW this year. They’ve been around since 2006 and will celebrate their March 4th release ‘Machinery.’
I jammed out hard to ‘Sweatshop.’ I sense a taste of Southern Culture on the Skids, but the Dutch version. Both Clutch and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion makes its way into the song all thanks the lead singer Torre Florim. A good low swaggerin’ voice keeps this song swinging from beginning to end. This is the kind of song that you dance-walk too down the street while everyone around looks at you funny. No ha ha funny, but weird funny.