Originally billed as a show with The Mowgli’s, who had to cancel because of bus problems, Misterwives took over the reins and headlined the Thursday night show with Nashville’s Harrison Hudson. Mandy Lee and company provided the energy and easily could have headlined a bill of their own. Band has some serious energy and an infectious attitude that they are having the time of their lives. They are currently on tour supporting their recent release “Relections”. You definitely need to see this band live!
Definitely one of the more interesting acts we have seen, The Casket Girls rolled into Pensacola as part of the Graveface Records roadshow. The Casket Girls, which are the twin sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene, played a short but mesmerizing set consisting mostly of tracks from their newest release “True Love Kills The Fairy Tale”. Although the crowd was relatively small for such an acclaimed act fresh off appearances at SXSW, they were dancing and singing along with many of the tracks. The sound and the mix was perfect and the girls moved through the crowd both during and after the show to provide a very personal and memorable show. Put them on your bucket list, their music is infectious and they are too. Pick up their releases through the Graveface Records site on band camp here:
It was an impromptu set by Julian Casablancas last night atThe Handlebar in front of a capacity crowd, many of whom were giddy with excitement at the opportunity to see The Strokes frontman. His at first unannounced “secret show” suddenly became announced around noon yesterday as a fan at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans the night before was privy to the news that Julian’s next stop on the way to SXSW was Pensacola. He relayed the news to the Consequence of Sound music blog which promptly posted it and that was all she wrote. For those who have seen The Strokes before, it was pretty much the norm, band gets on stage and rips through a series of songs and then it’s buh bye. But this time Julian Casablancas was joined by a group of musicians know as The Voidz, and they tightly ripped through a set of new material. It was hard to say whether the fans at The Handlebar were blown away or slightly disappointed by the rather short set. If you were there, what did you think?
One of my favorite bands right now. Just have to check out “Loom” from “Motto” the awesome release from this band from Leeds UK.
The Free Press Summer Festival in Houston has a stellar line-up over two full days of music. Definitely one to check out!
The Hangout Music Fest announced new additions to its 2014 lineup including Gary Clark Jr, Matt and Kim, Dawes, Ozomatli, Tommy Trash,The Tontons, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Caked Up, Empires, Black Cadillacs, and The Electric Sons!
Can’t wait to see you on the beach in May!