Last month, one of our featured artists, Black Pistol Fire, talked briefly about a video they shot in an Austin bar restroom that kind of pokes fun about playing in crappy tight spaces and how some shows just turn into a big party. This is said video.
In anticipation of the new column for the Victoria Advocate I am writing that debuts today (in which my profile piece gave me a little too much credit for the podcast, I’m nothing without the team especially Brea) Here is a video we made which features our style of lame humor so you know what you’re getting into.
The Stout City Luchadores have released their first single off their EP titled “The Future”. A common misconception is that this song was written about things that have happened to us in the last few months, in truth though, the song was recorded in December before our former drummer Trent left the band to pursue his education in Dallas and it was written long before that. The song does capture the band’s constant battle to just be a band with a concrete set of ideas. It is a struggle to remain punk, to be DIY (everything we do is done ourselves, from writing to album art), and to find an audience with our sound without bending to the latest trend or music fashion. Sometimes we find that crowd, and sometimes we don’t. But despite all of that, the band carries forth. There were days that I thought we were done for good, like during the great 3 year hiatus from 2005 to 2008, and every time we have a line up change. It is hard work to find a set of people that are willing to sacrifice time and effort to be in a working band and pay their dues to get anywhere. But… here they are… a group of friends that despite their other projects, jobs, love lives, still get together, ride out waves of show droughts, scene drama, and other crap to bring you yet another set of songs they hope you will enjoy. And that’s important to me most of all, because I’ve wanted this band to exist since I’ve been in a band. The Luchadores hold a special place in my heart, and when I get to be on stage with them, the 14 year old inside gets to stand up and be proud. There will always be people that will say “punk is dead” or “this town sucks” and do nothing about it. But there will always be a group of people that choose not to believe that. I hope this band brings you that feeling that it has always brought me. A little hope in our crappy little world. The EP will drop September 1st on Sinkhole Texas Inc.
The Shiner Summer Songwriter series runs June through August on Sundays at Howard’s in Shiner. Admission is free, the freshest Shiner beer on tap and the best up and coming songwriters in the state.
Jennifer Martinez played the opening slot at the Shiner Summer Songwriter Series. We love pretty girls with pretty voices. The accompaniment of Billy High on guitar is great too. The Shiner Summer Songwriter series runs June through August on Sundays at Howard’s in Shiner. Admission is free, the freshest Shiner beer on tap and the best up and coming songwriters in the state.
Week 2 of the Shiner Summer Songwriter Series went underway Sunday with headliner Tommy Elskes wowing the crowd with his signature voice, guitar playing, and of course, a song on the spoons. “Do Re Mi” is actually an old Woody Guthrie song, but I’m sure no one minds this cover. Not many spoon players make it on the podcast. I’m pretty certain there aren’t that many left. Keep an eye out for more video from Shiner’s Summer Songwriter Series, it’ll be around all summer. So will we.