Wild Child Plays Friday Night at The Blackheart
It’s official: John Aielli is quite taken by the lovely sounds of Wild Child. He gives this edition of the Austin Music Minute two thumbs up. (Thank you, John.)
I must agree. I’ve said before that part of the attraction to a great song can be its ability to embody the emotions of a very specific time – even a negative, tumultuous time, when the feelings surrounding it weren’t so great. And even then, the song itself isn’t restricted to this mournful, moping sound. It can be just as vibrant, melodic, playful or catchy as the happiest pop song on the planet. Wild Child achieves this to perfection, and takes it up a few notches, on their full-length release Pillow Talk.
Songwriters Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins, the core members of the band who met on the road and wrote their first ten songs in a tour van, are sweetly melodic in their vocal exchanges while tackling subject matter of relationships gone awry, without sugar-coating painful admissions or resorting to nostalgia.
Wild Child has a sweet little gig coming up Friday night at a great hangout place, The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St. But please note: This is a bit of a cozy spot, so it’s best to arrive as early as possible, probably before 8 p.m.. The show will undoubtedly sell out. And rounding out the bill is another phenomenal artist, Shakey Graves. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there will be these incredible show posters designed by artist Graham Franciose for sale at the show. One of my favorites.