Speedy Ortiz at Barracuda with Lola Tried Recap

Austin was blessed Sunday night by Massachusetts emo rockers Speedy Ortiz and local indie act Lola Tried in the Red River District.

The night kicked off with Austin’s own Lola Tried, a fellow female fronted four-piece with the stage presence that could electrify an arena. The fast paced guitar driven set showed major potential from this upcoming group as their songs went from angsty punk to soft, emotional bridges featuring some of the best lyrics I’ve heard out of the capital city in some time. If you get the chance to see one of their shows, I highly recommend it. You can find their EP Popsicle Queen on their Bandcamp.

For Speedy Ortiz frontwoman, Sadie Dupuis, this show was more of a homecoming having formerly been a resident of Austin and employee of local favorite Waterloo Records. The group played several hits from their albums Major Acana and Foil Deer with the crowd favorites being tracks “The Graduates” and “No Below”. The tour stop also marked a special day as it’s the first time Sadie Dupuis was able to play her new guitar from the local South Congress staple Moniker Guitars. It’s always a custom to support the touring acts, but it’s even better when the touring act supports your city.

You can catch Speedy Ortiz on the rest of their tour supporting Tera Melos in a city near you. Tickets can be found on their website.

Speedy Ortiz


Lola Tried



Photos and Article by: Matthew Carlin @yo_mtv_matt

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