So Saturday was quite the day to keep the Summer Concert Series rolling. Willie Nelson showed up to the Backyard at Bee Cave, which was a first for me on both counts. The twist this time, was that we went with a big group of people who’ve seen the legend before. Good things and bad things came from it, but Willie’s silky smooth voice and kick ass country playing made it a night to remember. Read the rest of this entry »
We are smack dab in the summer concert series and Thursday night kept it going strong. It was back to Emo’s East, or Emo’s I guess what it is now, to see the almighty Dirty Projectors with a little appetizing sauce that was Wye Oak. It was a truly indie night and the show helped clear the palette for what I’ve been through. Im’ not saying it’s the turning point of the summer, but it definitely marks the spot where I’ve been musically. All the bases are covered now except for rap, but that’s okay. So how did they do?
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So it’s been a quiet month for me and it’s about to get a little bit louder. I’ve been bouncing back and forth getting ready for SXSW this week, but I carved out some time to take road trip to Dallas, Texas to see one of my favorite bands in the world, Radiohead. I saw them way back when in 2008 in St. Louis and it was time again for me see them live. Even though the seats weren’t as good, plus I’m a little spoiled by small venues, the show turned out pretty great. I even made great time back home to Austin. Read the rest of this entry »
Floating Action is actually the new moniker of musician Seth Kauffman. Kauffman wrote and played most of the material and his supporting band mates take over on the road. Hey, you can’t do everything on the stage. These guys will trot on down to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. This laid back dude sounds perfect for the chill portion of the music showcase.
So I’ve been accustomed to saying “this is the English version of this” or “this is the Swedish version of that.” Welp it’s time to turn it around a bit. This is the AMERICAN version of The Band of Bees. The Band of Bees are a laid back Spanish group that goes out to left field and hangs out there for a couple of hours until it gets hungry and comes strolling back. So Floating Action are like that, except these guys are from Black Mountain in the good ole USA. Check out “50 Lashes.”