Triple Bill: The Happen-Ins, Leopold & His Fiction, and The Ghost Wolves, Thursday at Antone’s
Oh, these selfish pleasures. I, your Austin Music Minute maven Laurie Gallardo, am pleased to announce another killer triple bill that you shouldn’t miss. This one’s going down Thursday night at Antone’s, 213 W. 5th St., with three local faves:
- Renegade vintage blues-rock quartet The Happen-Ins, featuring guitarist and lead vocalist Sean Faires, bassist and vocalist John Michael, guitarist Ricky Ray Jackson and drummer Falcon Valdez. Their approach is more of an homage to the riffs they love, while simultaneously blowing up the comfort zones and wrecking all the orderly piles. They keep it messy by blurring the lines between classic styles and an uninhibited field-day across the board. Just take the grittiest parts of blues, rock, R&B and a dash of twang, rattle it up ’til it foams at the mouth, let it loose and keep the sound dirty. Good times.
- Songwriter Daniel James‘ musical project, Leopold & His Fiction. Leopold’s style draws you in with an organic, rustic design of many different roots – folk to rock, garage, psychedelic, a little blues; dark but warm, sometimes fiery and feverish. There are layers of classic sounds with a wayward modern-day soul. You get the sort of vibe you experience with heavy-duty vintage rock ‘n’ roll and blues that explodes and transcends, even mutilates at times. One of the best things about this band is their deep appreciation of the contrasts and subtleties between what you hear in a studio recording, and what you bring as a band to a live show. Both can be equally as stunning and impressive, as is the case with this band.
- Gritty, fuzzed-up garage rock duo The Ghost Wolves, featuring guitarist Carley Wolf and drummer Jonathan Konya trading off vocals. While they each have their own impressive musical resumes, together they are an otherworldly presence. Their specialty is gritty garage rock blues with a dash of old-school rockabilly and glam, packed with noisy fuzz and amplified riffs. Face-melting is an essential element of a solid, kick-butt rock ‘n’ roll show. The Ghost Wolves have got you covered.
Love all three of these bands. This one comes recommended.