July 5 is an interesting day for me. It’s after America’s birthday and right before mine. So while I recover from celebrating ‘Merica, I also get ramped up to celebrate mine. What better way to do this in 2013 than to watch some classic Rock and Blues via the deft hand of Jimmie Vaughan? Yes, it was a party. And I got to see the new Antone’s. Continue reading Jimmie Vaughan Provided Fireworks, Antone’s Style
Ah, yes, whenever I’m in need of a real good show, I can always rely on the good Reverend to follow through. I’m beginning to think that Antone’s can also deliver just as well after last Saturday. I’ve been to about 4 Reverend Horton Heat shows before Saturday and I notched number 5 with my lovely girlfriend, whom have never seen the Rev before. Now, not only were we treated with a great headliner, but the opening acts packed some punches as well. All in the name of pushing Antone’s up on my list of go to joints to see concerts down here in Ausitn.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a show, at least in my mind. So last night I had the opportunity for revisit White Denim as well as check out a couple of similar bands with Manchester Orchestra being the most well known. I’ve been to some shows outside of Stubb’s before and even though the sound was kind of weird, it was still a pretty good time. The opening bands showed some promise but I don’t think I gave them too much of a fair shake because I was distracted by college football. That’s okay, however, as they were interesting enough for me to check them out online.
I strolled into Antone’s Saturday night and notched my wcall for some local Austin music. The top bill, White Denim, was who I was out for, but the opening acts kept the intrigue going. I already pulled a 4-band-er Thursday and was anxious to see if they could last as long. Where Thursday’s bill built up in awesomeness, this rock party was way more imbalanced. Never fear, dear, as White Denim made it more than worthwhile and will last as one of the best small concerts I’ve ever been too. Seriously, it was that good.