Generationals Play Tonight at Stubb’s
Yours truly, the hostess with the mostess of the Austin Music Minute, typically goes on a raving spree when it comes to recommending live performances by bands that really put on a great show. This happens to be just such an occasion.
The core collaborators of New Orleans-based pop duo Generationals are former Eames Era members Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer. But when they take to the stage, there’s usually a grand ensemble that may consist of up to seven musicians, sporting trumpet, guitar, keys, bass, drums, and a roaring chorus of voices all joining in on the singing bits. Generationals’ live performances are most groovy, indeed.
After the breakup of Eames Era last year, Joyner and Widmer went back home to New Orleans to form their new band, and to record their first album, Con Law, released last month. Oranges Band founder Daniel Black was called in to engineer and produce the album. Black worked meticulously to capture a sort of classic feel in the production, modeled after the style of his favorite producers, like George Martin, Quincy Jones and Jeff Lynn (Electric Light Orchestra).
Generationals are part of a great double line-up featured in the Austinist’s New Music Discovery Series, tonight at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Following their performance is songwriter and producer Seth Kaufman’s new band Floating Action. Both bands are on the Park the Van Records label and part of the Park the Van Tour.
Doors open at 9 p.m. Highly recommended, kids. Go get you some.