Padre’s features Austin bands Friday, Saturday
MARFA – Not in the Face and Slowtrain provide a one-two punch of Austin music at Padre’s on Friday and Saturday.
The Not In The Face duo of singer/guitarist Jonathan Terrell and drummer Wes Cargal take the stage Friday for some blistering blues-pop.
They quickly made their mark on the music scene with a show-stopping SXSW performance and are coming to town from a California tour.
They are described by those in the know as grimy, gritty and raw – Low-Fi and boisterous. Their songs reveal a mean streak and melodic sense that would make Paul Westerberg proud. The soul behind their sound draws heavily from the experience of living in the no-holds-barred land of oil fields, back roads, and sweltering summers.
On Saturday, it’s Slowtrain with Jason Blum.
Slowtrain has evolved over the years – ah, the ever-revolving door of superb musicians in a town full of ace players – according to bandleader, songwriter, and driving force Adoniram Lipton, but “the line-up we’ve got now is the best Slowtrain has ever had,” he said. “Wherever we go from here, we’re going together. We are a band, pure and simple.
The songs on the band’s recording, “Bound To Find You Out,” were heavily influenced by Adoniram’s interest in the style of bluesman Son House – subtly manipulating phrasings to impact meaning, a theme that flows throughout the record, both musically and lyrically.
Showtime both evenings is 10pm, with $5 covers. Information: www.padresmarfa.com.
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