Those Peabodys, the Crack Pipes, Shapes Have Fangs

Free Week Live Shots

Those Peabodys
Those Peabodys (Photo by Sandy Carson)

Those Peabodys, the Crack Pipes, Shapes Have Fangs

Emo's, Jan. 10

After warming up the huddled crowd at Club de Ville on Saturday night, Shapes Have Fangs rematerialized inside at Emo's for a hearty second serving, simmering with richly distorted 1960s soul and keeping hard-driving metric attention and deep bass hooks that conjure the Kinks at their ripest. A new split 7-inch with Cavedweller drops later this month, so start pretraining now. The capacity crowd slurped the set up, despite riding the tail end of this year's Free Week musical smorgasbord, then demanded a complementary helping of Southern revival from Austin's own tenacious rock prophets the Crack Pipes. A cohesive collision of clangy cymbals and the gut-summoned howling of the Rev. Ray Pride found absorption in the shimmy-shaking, shoulder-to-shoulder crowd. Lest attendees find themselves longing for another hit, the upcoming Crack Pipes tribute album, 13 Crack Tracks, features locals sharing the love. The evening's prehangover nightcap was dosed out by threepiece Those Peabodys. Drummer at large Erik Conn tenderized the set with the sort of nimble, feverish precision typically reserved for a Benihana's chef, while guitarist Adam Hatley and bassist Clarke Wilson took shifts on lead vocals, a position better filled by Wilson or, better still, by an independent contractor.

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 The Crack Pipes
Phases & Stages
13 Crack Tracks: Austin Bands Perform Songs From the Crackpipes Songbook
13 Crack Tracks: Austin Bands Perform Songs from the Crackpipes Songbook (Record Review)

Audra Schroeder, Jan. 23, 2009

Texas Platters
The Crack Pipes
Live Shot

Doug Freeman, Jan. 11, 2008

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
The Well
Death and Consolation (Record Review)

Michael Toland, May 3, 2019

Texas Platters
Tia Carrera
Visitors / Early Purple (Record Review)

Michael Toland, April 19, 2019

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Those Peabodies, The Crack Pipes, Shapes Have Fangs

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