Show Pics: Chaos in Tejas – Ted Leo (5/31)

Chaos in Tejas is that thing when you get ready for a show by not showering.

It is also that thing where randomly selected indie-punk-pop acts get thrown on stage in between hardcore and punk bands. In this case, The Mohawk featured Nathan’s man-crush, Ted Leo, had a set between Japanese thrash by Reality Crisis and old-school punk from The Mob.

To further confuse my ears, I stopped in for a bit of Big Freedia‘s set at Club DeVille.

Reality Crisis had an equipment crisis, started twenty minutes late and then let the crowd have it. Full on mosh circle, there were several up front singing every word back to the two leads when not trying to get air into lungs being crushed into the stage.

Ted Leo is a constant – sweat bands and effort. Definitely a ratcheted up festival set to suit the room. Many of the harder core in attendance retreated upstairs, but were drawn back down to hang out with the indie kids. Ted put the guitar down for most of “The Ballad of the Sin Eater”, just vocals in front of the rhythm section driving home the message. Very cool.

The Mob delivered vintage Brit-punk. A few audience memebrs I spoke with bought passes and came to Austin for the first time just to see them.

Big Freedia was surrounded by AZZ.

There are a few more pics at the photo site

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