El Paso Hot Button

Saturday

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shots
Photo by Sandy Carson

El Paso Hot Button

Waterloo Park, Nov. 8

Twisting and pushing the buffet of effects pedals at his feet and slapping the tambourine at his left shoulder, El Paso Hot Button accented his superlative one-man show with a thorough thrust of true love. With limbs weaving in every direction, he pushed sharp, bluesy rock from his Jag-Stang and foot-driven percussion through monitors that just wouldn't stay in place. He seemed more than simply ambidextrous considering what it takes to direct brain signals to the appropriate muscles, which in this instance manifested itself in instruments that screamed at the audience. Pogoing on and off of his stool provided just the right sound and speed for the hearty bass drum, bringing the set to almost tangible peaks and nadirs.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More El Paso Hot Button
Free Week Live Shots
Harlem, Ume

Audra Schroeder, Jan. 16, 2009

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
X: The Godless Void and Other Stories (Record Review)

Alejandra Ramirez, Feb. 21, 2020

Texas Platters
Daniel Johnston
Chicago 2017 (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Feb. 21, 2020

More by Francesca Camillo
Phases & Stages
Woozyhelmet
Get Down (Record Review)

Jan. 23, 2009

Phases & Stages
Ume
Sunshower EP (Record Review)

Jan. 23, 2009

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

El Paso Hot Button

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle