Magnetic Morning

Saturday

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shots
Photo by Mary Sledd

Magnetic Morning

Waterloo Park, Nov. 8

Though Magnetic Morning's drummer, Sam Fogarino (Interpol), and guitarist, Adam Franklin (Swervedriver), have worked together more than a year, the current full-band lineup played its first show less than a month ago. At FFFF, the newness was apparent in a degree of hesitancy, with the lead guitarist (who looked an awful lot like Interpol's Carlos Dengler) in particular looking unsure. The band didn't aim much higher than "stand there and play," and while it wasn't what one would call an exciting show, exactly, Franklin and Fogarino performed like the veterans they are, the material strong enough to make even a workmanlike show enjoyable. Louder songs like "Motorway" and especially "No Direction" fared best. It's interesting to wonder about the creative process with this band. Their story suggests that it's largely Fogarino's baby, but you wouldn't think that to watch them; Franklin leads the band and sings all the songs, with Fogarino stuffed into the darkness at the back of the stage.

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 Magnetic Morning
Fun Fun Fun Fest Reviews: Saturday
Magnetic Morning
A.M. (Record Review)

Daniel Mee, Nov. 7, 2008

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Teenage Cavegirl
Candy Cigarettes (Record Review)

Tim Stegall, July 5, 2019

Texas Platters
Hector Ward & the Big Time
Smile Into Life (Record Review)

Alejandra Ramirez, July 5, 2019

More by Daniel Mee
Texas Platters
Black Cock
Robot Child With a God Complex (Record Review)

April 17, 2009

Live Shots
Dirty Projectors
SXSW showcase reviews

March 20, 2009

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Magnetic Morning

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

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

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