10 Other Unclassifiable Austin Acts

W-S Burn

Members Pixie (vocals, harmonium, wind chimes), Steve Gigante (guitar)

The vibe "Spaced-out, minimal, emotionally disarming, dark, warm, gorgeous songs sung by a red-haired witch who has recurring nightmares."

Abigail und Hansel

Members Michelle Waterman and Joel Crutcher (guitars, vocals), Bobby Baker (guitar and bass)

The vibe "Those who can get past the gargoyles at the gates will find the walls crawling in a joyous spasm of liquid guitar shards and tales of waking."

Venison Whirled

Members Lisa Cameron

The vibe "With very simple materials and using the physical aspects of sound, I'm trying to describe my experience of an inner landscape."

Gary Barftits

Members Mainly Gary Barftits by himself, but recently a clan of men has been organized to assist him in a weight-loss show, including Jason Elinoff, Chad Allen, and Erich Ragsdale.

The vibe "Catchy, jazzy, subconsciously demanding, avant, progressive, artsy fartsy, nonrated."

Low Red Center

Members Chad A, Isaac, Jason, and Matt

The vibe "Sets range from restrained, minimal synthprovisation to all-out grating noise. We respect the unexpected."

Bright Duplex

Members Matt Armistead and Vanessa Rossetto

The vibe "Hyperactive free improvisation. Percussion, strings, wood, metal, and onion peels. Loud, but we can be real quiet if we want to. Fast-moving, busy, busy world."

Plutonium Farmers

Members Matt Armistead (drums), Aaron Dugan (electronics, drums), Jonathan Horne (guitar, vocals)

The vibe "What if Man or Astroman crash-landed at Rudy Van Gelder's in 1950/60-something, brainwashed by Earth, people, and animal observations?"

James Eck Rippie

The vibe "Some say melancholy, a soundtrack to drowning/dreaming. Strange, spinning elevator bath music."

Douglas Ferguson

The vibe "Douglas Ferguson reaches into the nexus of the place between contemporary electronic music and psychedelic free-form third-eye tweaking and shakes it around like a ceremonial rattle."


Members Liz Dromez

The vibe Nerve-shattering, sneaky, harsh noisescapes. The sound of war between teenagers and 1,000 tiny robots with human teeth. Awkward, hellish, and sweet.

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