Leatherbag Instore at End Of An Ear Today, Release Show Tonight at Skinny’s Ballroom
It’s quite all right to geek out. I, your Austin Music Minute maven Laurie Gallardo, have often reminded others to “wave their geek flag high.” Perhaps this is one reason I’m a fan of Leatherbag. Not a geek by any means, but there are inspired geek moments here and there. For example, the origin of the Leatherbag name according to songwriter Randy Reynolds (the man behind the moniker) – it’s in reference to a part in James Joyce‘s Finnegan’s Wake. A rather pretentious part, according to Reynolds, but he liked the name.
Leatherbag was recently our guest performer in KUT’s Studio 1A, where he and his band played tracks off of their new album Yellow Television. Reynolds says the title came to him after awakening from some trippy dreams. The first words he uttered as he woke up were literally “yellow television.” It didn’t have a specific meaning attached to it, but he was intrigued by the way it sounded. So, in the wee morning hours, the first thing he did was write those words down, plus anything else he remembered.
Check out Leatherbag at his instore performance today at End Of An Ear Records, 2209 S. 1st St., at 6 p.m. You can also see Leatherbag at his release show for Yellow Television and his new EP Patience tonight at Skinny’s Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto. That is going to be an amazing bill: RTB2 and The Wolf will start the evening off.
It’s all good. Recommended, peeps.