Ooooooooh Sweet Child of Mine! Wild Child, Austin’s sweethearts of folk music are fixin’ to release a brand new CD, entitled “Pillow Talk” this Thursday (10/27) at the Parish. To celebrate the release, they’ve lined up some of the best bands in town to open for them: Little Lo, Shakey Graves and Agent Ribbons!
Wild Child, composed lead singers Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins, with band members Evan Magers Carey McGraw, Sadie Wolfe and Matthew Mares, sounds like a family band of prairie settlers, singing sweet songs about love and troubles. This is how I imagine listening to Wild Child: it’s like them having you over for a home cooked dinner, with turkey, cornbread and mashed potatoes. Then they let you knock back a couple of beers while they play you soft ukulele music by the fire. Picture that. You can’t help but smile when you hear the harmonies between Wilson and Beggins, and the soft strings, keys and percussion make you feel right at home. Their new album, Pillow Talk will be available to the show, so make sure to get yourself a copy.
Now, onto the other bands opening the show:
Here’s the lo down on Little Lo:
Often compared to Arcade Fire, (which is a good band to be compared to) complete with saxophones, violins, percussion and multiple voices, this band in undeniable when it comes to live performances.
Shakey Graves – this guitar slingin’ one man band is especially entertaining because he sits on top of a suitcase that’s been converted into a bass drum/tambourine machine! As a result, this guy can get pretty dancy, and will have you bobbing your head along with his tunes.
Agent Ribbons – a girl group from right here in town, and they’re aminimalist folk group, having only guitar, violin and drums. But don’t let that fool you, they’ve got a full sound and have some catchy songs to share.
Thursday, October 27th @ The Parish
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