The Tontons Play Sucré Show Tonight at the Mohawk
This is how it went down: As you probably have guessed, the Texas Music Matters posse spends a great deal of time checking out new music, and follows any good leads that point us in the right direction. TMM production assistant Haley Howle was recently checking out the Eye In the Sky Collective website (a brilliant collective created by musicians and music fans, by the way) when she happened upon Houston-based quartet The Tontons.
It was instantaneous. One track from them and I was sold.
The band has generated quite a buzz not only in their hometown but amongst fans and reviewers who’re surprised that they haven’t gotten more attention already. Performing since 2008, with a number of SXSW showcases and festival appearances under their belts, they create a solid mix of psych pop-rock and soul with massive guitars courtesy of Adam Martinez, and phenomenal vocalist Asli Omar as frontwoman. Bassist Tom Nguyen and drummer Justin Martinez complete the picture. This is one to keep an eye on.
The Tontons are ready to embark upon a short tour that includes performances with dream-pop trio from Tyler, TX, Sucré (featuring Eisley vocalist Stacy King). Tonight, they stop in Austin to play Sucré’s show tonight at the Mohawk on Red River. Local songwriter Emily Wolfe starts out the evening. Recommended to recharge your Monday.