PsychedeliacsVol. 3: Paint Yourself

A recurring thought of mine when listening to White Denim is “How?” Just how does the genre-less Austin quartet manage to flow through so many styles of music so seamlessly and with such virtuosity? Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to land an interview with the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist James Petralli so as of the time of this article, the question remains unanswered. But what I do know is that White Denim, along with fellow Austinites The Bright Light Social Hour, are by far the most impressive live band I’ve ever seen. I first stumbled upon them at Antone’s in 2010 on a trip I made to Austin with my mother. She sat in the corner sipping wine out of a plastic cup and I stood up by the stage getting my life turned around while a buncha them damn hippies danced around me in circles. In retrospect, had I known how much joy this band would eventually bring me, I would have probably danced too. But I was just too awestruck by the swirling guitars, driving bass lines, and the calculated chaos of the drums. Oh my God, the drums…

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FRINGEPublic Art Projects 2K14

Last week, we shared Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer’s digital project collaboration – PHOTOSTREAM #DDAFF2014. Since, we met Fringe project curator, Amanda Sanfilippo at Moira Holohan and Jenny Brillhart’s studio, where we got a look at the “making of” their Art Days public artworks. Rod Deal documented our visit with some stunning photographs. Today, we’re going to share what we found, plus other Fringe projects details…

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Rad City Sticky Pop

Rad City Sticky Pop. Upon my first encounter with this term, I didn’t even know their name. At the time, all I saw was a group of dudes on stage in their bathing suits, the glitter on their nails sparkling as they shredded. Naturally, I was in Churchills Pub this particular night and from that first moment, the Miami-based band known as Plastic Pinks, made a lasting impression.

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