The Houston and Galveston, Texas based “gonzo” garage rockers flock to Austin during SXSW again for an Indie Radio Rocks The World performance, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The seemingly slacker/effortless band’s Texas psychedelic and surf rock influences are evident, but the band takes a slyly experimental, smart rock approach to songwriting that makes them a Houston indie music treasure.
Updates with news of their other shows in March will be posted soon.
The Escatones Bare All For The Love of Psychedelic Surf Rock
The photo is a rarity and a bit of an inside joke, because The Escatones (Houston via Galveston, TX and Detroit, MI) are known for an undressed sense of expression on stage, as well as donning house dresses. But they are becoming even better known for their expressive garage rock that blends psychedelic and surf styles.
Hear The Escatones (and see what they may or may not be wearing) on Wednesday afternoon at Bernadette’s.
New wave trio Art Institute releases an eponymous split EP 7” with Austin’s KNIFIGHT the same week they perform at Indie Radio Rocks The World 2. The band’s name suggests more of an irreverent (piss)take on the art schools that profit more than the certified artists that graduate, but Art Institute does sound artful, blending their loves of early new wave, and post punk music with an artless exuberance not to be missed live.
Indie Radio Rocks The World doesn’t have a list of other parties for Art Institute yet, but we will update this post with date/s and time/s as soon as we get an update for our second day’s awesome opening band.
The Houston indie rock scene has a sweetheart: The Tontons, and they’re pitching woo to the rest of America with their current tour after releasing the Golden EP.
Expect The Tontons to win over more ears and hearts of music lovers in Austin during SXSW. Details of official and unofficial showcases forthcoming, but don’t forget to schedule to hear them Wednesday afternoon at Bernadette’s.