The Day Dawes Took Over Stubbs – Photo Recap

American folk rock band, Dawes, took over Stubb’s early this month – balls of energy and fiery passion filled the stage.

From Los Angeles, Dawes are fast becoming experts in this field. They’ve been in this game for coming on nine years, and have the experience to hype up a room – experience they used in Austin.

Having recently released their sixth album, Passwords, this past June, the foursome will be on tour through ’til February. Details here.

 

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Photographer: Anie Walsh

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Sedona Skies Leads The Band Merch Sustainability Revolution in Austin

This shouldn’t be the first time that you’re hearing of Sedona Skies, the Austin-based indie rock band. A band that made their start as a humble acoustic duo, under the name of January & June, has blossomed and become unstoppable.
Now a five-piece band, they have a lot of ambitions – some which go beyond their music.
“Recently, I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to reduce waste and doing things like only shopping secondhand,” said Adara Ostdiek, lead singer of Sedona Skies.
This effort was universal across the band, and when it came time to produce merch for their latest EP – self-titled and released early September – they knew they wanted to offer a more sustainable option.
“It felt strange for me to purchase brand new shirts and 100’s of CDs that I knew only a handful of people would hold onto and play.
“So we came up with ways that would limit our carbon footprint as a band by upcycling and using recycled products for our Sedona Skies merchandise line.”
Using thrifted t-shirts, they found transfers that they could use to design the shirts – recycling the shirts and keeping costs low.
“We were astonished by how many of the shirts sitting on thrift store racks were in perfectly good condition and just needed a design and some creativity.
Because each shirt is one of a kind and unique we wanted to make whoever purchases it a part of the process. At certain shows, we bring our heat press with us and you get to pick out the shirt you want and watch us press the design on right then and there.”
Personalized and sustainable, Sedona Skies are helping lead the band merch revolution – a revolution we didn’t know we needed, but is welcomed. Grab yourself a secondhand shirt at one of their gigs, and be proud to be part of the fight for sustainability.
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St. Vincent, the Patron Saint of Stubbs – Photo Recap of 10/05

Slicked back hair and sharp red lips cut through the bustle of a crowded night at Stubbs last Friday (10/05) – everybody took notice when St. Vincent took to the stage.

A multi-instrumentalist singer, she left little time before releasing her energy into the crowd. Screaming into her microphone and throwing her hand into the air, pick in hand. A passion filled set led to a, frankly, sweaty crowd and an intense night – check out the photo recap below!

 

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Photography: Anie Walsh

Be Part of History with The First Waterloo Music Festival This September

Is your 2018 dull? Is it dragging on, drained, and begging to be over? Mine too, you’re not alone. I’ve been searching for a fix, and I’d almost given up too. But, I think I found it – I’m 99% sure though that Waterloo Festival is about to turn it around.

A three day jam-fest will open its doors for the first time this September (7-9), invigorating the second half of your year with bands like The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Railroad Eart. I mean, really, with acts like that – can it be bad?

So, get hyped, witness history happen by being at the first of what will be many.

The event’s going to be held at Carson Creek Ranch – just ten minutes from downtown Austin, but with all the beauty of the scenic views from the banks of the Colorado River. What more do you want while you listen to live music?

You can find out more here