Show Pics: Locals Only @ Mohawk (7/26)
So we talk quite bit about supporting the locals. We also suggested making supporting the locals easier with folding in the artists in smart ways. Our friends at The Mohawk had a great idea; why not fill a night off with an inside/outside show for a cheap cover to help you see a ton of local talent? Make it so.
Perfect excuse to have fun with the nifty fifty and spend a night milling about The Mohawk and saying hi to friends with a soundtrack provided by Little Radar, Wiretree, Young Tongue, Supermoon, Black Books, Modern Medicine and a quick trip next door to catch up with Shivery Shakes at Cheer Up.
Click through for thoughts and plenty of pics!
Little Radar loved being on that outside stage. #dreamscometrue They should get booked to play opening slots on that stage; musical glue.
Wiretree strummed out a few fantastic covers to keep the room singing along. I am not opposed to covers when they are presented with honesty.
Young Tongue is anchored by Stuart Baker’s vocal and while Liz Baker tries to push things to a frenzy. There is a plethora of energy up there, marketable, friendly.
Supermoon, composed of Paul Banks and a couple of the Carousels, also busted out a cover. “Harvest Moon” was cool and all, but the rest of their set was really quite awesome. A word to those who haven’t seen him yet, Paul has pipes.
Black Books takes all the edges off your evening by creating atmosphere. It is like a rock and roll chill out room, southern rock/psych/chill. Reverb is to used to tie it all together. Are they the musical equivalent of the Dude’s rug? Maybe.
Modern Medicine was supported by backing singers and fronted by a projector. Again, layered wonderfulness with vocals a plenty and a side of genre-bending. I was really happy be an Austinite at this point.
I then strolled next door to say hi to our friends, Shivery Shakes. The road has them blasting the new album tightly. Hey guys, what’s up?
Random notes: Damn the sound at The Mohawk is bolted down and thanks, Ruby, for the pretty lights. Cheer Up Charlie’s is a great neighbor. When did we get so many great vocalists in our scene? That snuck up on me.