The Ballad of the White Horse

The Saint James Society soundtracks East Sixth St.

The Ballad of the White Horse

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.

Marriage (12:15-12:45pm)
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)
TSJS (7:30-8:15pm)

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.

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