Last week, Austin’s own instrumental spacey-mathy rock dudes Explosions in the Sky played a mesmerizing show at the Library, courtesy of – who else? – (((folkYEAH!!))
Perhaps it was because I still had Philip Glass on my mind, but the show had a wildly expressive and symphonic quality to it, ebbing and flowing like a…I dunno, like a fierce magenta wave!
Folks were sitting down, in rapt attention; a few brave and hearty souls ventured to dance in a protected cluster, but all in all, it was an audio and visual experience that focused on your brain and a little bit of your heart, unlike your typical rock n’ roll show, which focuses almost exclusively on your groin.
Sumaya took this cool photo.
Fun fact: during the set, shit got so loud Keely went ahead and bought and industrial-sized box of ear plugs. So, should we, say, book Motorhead in the immediate future, we got you covered.