4 fév. 2012, 7h33m
Fri 3 Feb – Leatherbag, El Cento, Tony Ferraro
The Grotto is a tiny venue near the University/Camp Bowie/West 7th/Bailey intersection in Fort Worth, not far from I-30, downtown, and TCU. It holds around 50 people. There were around 30 at this show. El Cento (Dallas/Austin) opened the show and played for a little under an hour. They are a lean trio that excels at angular new wave influenced 80s pop ala The Cars and Talking Heads (See: http://elcento.com/
). "I will be your citizen. Your Thomas and your Edison" - from "Citizen" off their self-titled debut.
Leatherbag is a magnificent trio from Austin. They started as a one man band (Randy Reynolds) in Houston and moved to Austin after Katrina hit. They took the stage and immediately ripped into "Imitation Generation" one of the many stand-outs off their latest release (Yellow Television). They played a fast & furious set with hook after hook and nothing but high points throughout their time on stage. They sound a bit like The Feelies, the New York Dolls, and Television crossed with a pinch of The Replacements, Elvis Costello, and Lou Reed. What an incredibly good band - both live and on record. See: http://leatherbagmusic.blogspot.com/