When we first became familiar with Taylor Wilkins, the musician was performing with a band he formed at Texas State, The Couch. That group gave way to heavy, guitar rockers, Otis The Destroyer. While we love both incarnations of Wilkins’ rock milieu, the man’s solo project, Otis Wilkins might be the most promising. Hit the jump for more.
We’re only days away from one of the most talked-about Texas mid-tier music festivals of the summer, Float Fest. The fourth annual edition expands on the tradition of booking surprisingly good (given the size of the festival) and diverse national acts bolstered by top Texas acts. The festival sets itself apart by claiming it’s the only music festival that provides an authentic Texas experience in a float down the Comal River before being dropped at the festival gates to see amazing bands. The two-day event also set itself apart by being one of only three festivals to book Australian pop-psych wonderkids, Tame Impala.
There are plenty of other big-name acts on the bill, Snoop Dogg, Cold War Kids, Run the Jewels, Modest Mouse, this lineup is STACKED. But we’re actually here to talk about some of the gold present closer to the bottom of the bill. Texas acts, particularly Austin band are a subject close to our hearts. Seeing commercially successful artists is great, but music discovery is what sets the festival experience apart from other live music options for serious music fans. And let’s face it, if you’re not serious about the pursuit of quality music, you should probably just go ahead and move on to the next link.