The Sour Notes Play Tonight at The Mohawk
The last time I’d checked in with Austin band The Sour Notes was last week, via an email from frontman Jared Boulanger. They were just returning from the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York City, and had stopped briefly in Alabama for a quick break.
Nobody in the band could afford to take any more time off from their day jobs for touring, since they had just toured for an extended period during the summer, so they drove non-stop from Austin to New York City, with only a brief stint in Tennessee for a show beforehand. The long hours on the road are exhausting, but Boulanger and the rest of the band were thrilled with the opportunity.
This is the second time The Sour Notes were invited to the fest. CMJ teamed up with college radio stations from across the country to put on a special showcase at Shea Stadium (UT student-run station KVRX was one of the participating stations).
The Sour Notes recently formed a new DIY collective with fellow Austin band Marmalakes, called No Play Music, through which both are collaborating on a split 7-inch vinyl, Wait//White – White\\Wait. Meanwhile, the band is working on their upcoming album, Do What May, due for release next year.
The Sour Notes are playing a show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage. The line-up includes songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia‘s project Shakey Graves, New Orleans-based artist Alexis Marceaux & The Samurai, and new local band Gold Spine. Doors open at 9 p.m.