Every Thursday in February you can catch one of Austin’s most infamous rock acts over at Beerland for a night of beer soaked rage. A Giant Dog explores mayhem through fast paced rock tunes led by their enchanting frontwoman Sabrina Ellis. Thursday night on Red River was no exception to the chaos they bring on any given night.
Starting off the evening were pop-rockers Lola Tried, who consistently one-up every live show by somehow sounding more raw with each performance. This time around a beautiful cover of Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy” was the perfect tune to showcase frontwoman Lauren Burton’s impressive vocal range while their heavy distortion buzzed through the room.
With everyone in attendance amped, A Giant Dog took the stage next and chaos soon ensued. Beerland was packed shoulder-to-shoulder and drenched in a mixture of sweat and beer creating the perfect atmosphere for their high octane rock. Sabrina Ellis’ stage presence is one of legend and folklore, leaving her bleeding heart out on the stage. Getting the crowd involved led to an evening of crowd surfing and rage. You couldn’t help but feel as if you were witnessing history being in the heart of Austin’s underground scene.
People talk of iconic club performances in history like early 90’s Green Day at The Gilman and The Germs in LA during the 80’s. I’ll forever be talking about A Giant Dog’s residency at Beerland in 2018. You have a few more chances to witness one of their performances this month. Don’t miss out on a show you’ll never forget.
A Giant Dog
Photos and article by: Matthew Carlin @yo_mtv_matt