The Ballad of the White Horse
The Saint James Society soundtracks East Sixth St.
By Raoul Hernandez,
10:11AM, Wed. Feb. 1, 2012
With the Chronicle's new club crawl landing on news stands tomorrow, the Saint James Society's self-titled debut comes well timed. The three-mile-wide psych rock of “The Ballad of the White Horse” booms no paean to the East Sixth St. honky-tonk, but a video for the local sextet's “Reflections” was shot at Cheer Up Charlie's.
Due Feb. 7, the four-track The Saint James Society sent me scrambling to the Psych Fest 5 poster to see if the group is listed. No yet, it turns out, but the locals' pre-South by Southwest CD release party at the site of the video stacks its own gathering of tribes:
Sunday, March 4, noon-10pm at Cheer Up Charlie's: Ten hours, 10 bands (the 10th still TBD), $10. Followed by DJs Brandon Burkhart of TSJS and Jake Garcia of the Ripe until 2am.
The Pushmen (1-1:30pm)
The Wolf (1:45-2:15pm)
BelCastro (2:30- 3:15pm)
La Migra (3:30-4:15pm)
Black Tabs (4:30-5:15pm)
The Ripe (5:30-6:15pm)
Dikes of Holland (6:30-7:15pm)
To tide you over until then, here's “Reflections.” When Jim Morrison said “the West is the best,” he'd never been to East Austin.