Austin is rapidly becoming a town of creative and driven ‘boss babes.’ Nowhere is that more evident than the city’s thriving rock scene. An arena that was once dominated by rockabilly icons and guitar-slinging bluesmen has undergone a revitalizing makeover led by a youthful wave of badass femme fatales. Case and point, Nomad City’s powerhouse leading lady, Britny Lobas.
I got my first live glimpse of the attention grabbing shewolf last Thursday when Nomad City rocked Swan Dive and holy shit, does Lobas radiate rocker attitude. On stage, she’s dangerously seductive unleashing a ferocious vocal range that would make Christina turn her chair.
But, don’t get it wrong though, Nomad City is more than a supporting cast for Lobas. The band of transplants from Cleveland, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix, formed in 2015 after Lobas and guitarist Ray Kainz began writing and performing as a duo. Austin’s nomadic nature brought the duo together with bassist Russell Simonson and drummer Alec Cabrera, hence the name, Nomad City.
They released their self-titled, debut EP in December 2016, a 5-track project loaded with crunchy, freewheeling rock riffs and overpowering vocals. Think pre-mainstream Black Keys meets eclectic south Austin indie on the Dark Side. The month of the release, Nomad City was AMF’s featured Artists of the Month and have since premiered two videos from the album.
Nomad City is currently working on a new single, “You & Me,” due out in December from their upcoming EP (early 2018) and is next scheduled to play The Sahara Lounge on Oct. 18th with Skyline & Clay Melton. You can also catch them on Dec. 1st at Mohawk with another one of Austin’s leading ladies, Emily Bell, The Canvas People and The Diamond Thieves.
For more information and upcoming shows visit http://www.nomadcityband.com.
Nomad City at Swan Dive
Nomad City – ‘Honey’ Official Video
Photos by: Demetrius Judkins @wolfspiritofthesun