Sydney Wright Screens Seiche at Cheer Up Charlies

May the Fourth was an interstellar blast Friday night at Cheer Up Charlies as live-looping, experimental pop sensation Sydney Wright screened her transcendental new music video, ‘Seiche’. The empowering ballad is the second single and title frack from Wright’s forthcoming album.

The video release party featured performances on both inside and outside stages at Cheer Ups.

The bill is full of my incredible music fam and favorite local bands that I’ve gotten to run sound for,” stated Wright. “I’m really stoked to celebrate our hustle at my home venue, Cheer Up Charlies.

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Hot n’ heavy dream-pop duo The Please Please Me kicked-off the single release party on the outside stage with an immersive performance of alternative-pop, Americana and funky electronic while Calliope Musicals’ sunny frontwoman, Carrie Fussell, warmed the crowd inside. The eccentrically funky and always captivating Ladyfang brought out The Force with their jedi-infused performance and Otis Wilkins sang cosmic Americana stories on the inside stage.

Draped in a luminescent, intergalactic get-up and running around at lightspeed all night, Sydney Wright finally hit the stage to premier her beautifully reflective ‘Seiche’ video. The video is an otherworldly experience seeped in self-empowerment. Its urgency rises and falls stirring waves of emotion as the music builds in sweeping, anthemic proportions towards its ultimate climax.

“’Seiche’ is about rejecting the influences that are reflections of others and regaining freedom in our own choices and identity,” claims Wright. ‘Seiche’ is available everywhere now and the video will be officially released later this week.

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Photos by: Demetrius Judkins @wolfspiritofthesun

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Ladyfang at Stubbs

It was no surprise Thursday night to discover the Devil is a luring siren with a vicious bite. Disguised in a full-length trench coat, unrecognizable as She ascended the stage at Stubb’s…Her horns replaced with a loosely twisted bun and shimmering head ornament…A Novation keyboard in place of a pitchfork and a fresh pair of Adidas strapped around Her soon-to-be frenzied hooves. Once Cara Juan unleashed the night’s first of many howling screams during Ladyfang’s aptly titled opener, it was clear…she’s the Devil we all should follow.

Ladyfang’s entrancing frontwoman is a captivating force to witness live with her playful exuberance and frantic vocal outbursts that have led to many young Stefani comparisons. But don’t be mistaken, Ladyfang is so much more than Juan’s supporting cast. That fact became clear immediately as their set began with guitarist Andre Juan and bassist Tyler Schutte shredding through a minute-long instrumental opening. The band truly comes alive on stage with an infectious, dance-inducing cohesion blending devilish indie-pop with post-punk, alternative rock creating a uniquely eclectic pop-rock concoction. Their upbeat performance boasted blazing guitar riffs with righteous feedback carrying, bold, slap-in-the-face vocals and huge, sweeping choruses of hypnotic proportions. It was everything you could hope for in a live performance from one of Austin’s brightest alternative band’s. Expect 2018 to be a huge year for Ladyfang.

Ladyfang at Stubb’s

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Photos by: Demetrius Judkins @wolfspiritofthesun

Ladyfang Takes a Bite Out of Mohawk

Last Monday, Ladyfang sank their teeth into Mohawk with a fantastically frenzied set showcasing their latest album, For Morgan. Considered a modern-day riot grrrl band, the edgy, Austin four-piece blends devilish indie-pop with post-punk, alternative rock creating a uniquely eclectic pop-rock concoction. Lead singer Cara Juan’s howling vocals display a mixture of Jean Smith’s firey passion and Florence Welch’s controlled eccentricity and could easily fit within the power rock genres of any decade from the turbulent sixties to the two-thousand teens. The band’s live performance possesses all the energetic playfulness and chaotic dance-inducing melodies you could ever hope for.

Catch Ladyfang live August 18 at Sidewinder.

Photos by Corey Mendez     

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Photos by: Corey Mendez

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