Moving Panoramas, Telepods, Lochness Mobsters, Leather Girls

Free Week Live Shots


Moving Panoramas (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Boasting a backdrop of sparkling blue streamers straight out of a high school gymnasium prom, 611 E. Seventh welcomed back Free Week as Barracuda. Leather Girls opened with frenzied garage rock, vocals distorted and muffled by surfy guitars, all driven by the truly gnarly drumming of Dillon Fernandez, who wallops with animalistic fervor. What would it sound like if Coachwhips covered Otis Redding? The quartet snuck a cover of the latter's "Security" into their half-hour set as an answer. Continuing the aggressive fuzz, charismatic local trio Lochness Mobsters veered into punk – lighter on distortion, heavier on attitude, and complete with a kick-ass cover of the Beastie Boys' "Egg Man." Evoking the arsenal of artists making up Burger Records, these Mobsters combine bratty rock and waves of SoCal sunshine. Barracuda's mood took a sharp turn with Telepods' dark, quietly dynamic songs, unassuming in performance but anomalous in structure, lyrics laden by misanthropy. Their mellow garage sound proved a fitting transition to Moving Panoramas' melancholy uplift. The female trio became Austin staples on the strength of last year's debut long-player, and their headline set stuck to its 4AD pop blueprint. Tight and amped by the live energy of a crowded, adoring room, One then welcomed to the fold new tune "Baby Blues," a rocker that retained the dark incandescence of Moving Panoramas' sound.


Moving Panoramas, Telepods, Lochness Mobsters, Leather Girls

Barracuda, Jan. 1

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 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 Moving Panoramas
Believe
Believe
Moving Panoramas frontwoman Leslie Sisson recounts the true-crime horror that led to the female trio's transportive debut

Leslie Sisson, Sept. 25, 2015

More Music Reviews
Free Week Live Shots
Knife in the Water, Star Parks, RF Shannon, Julia Lucille
Cheer Up Charlies, Jan. 3

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 12, 2018

Free Week Live Shots
Tinnarose, Abram Shook, Carry Illinois
Barracuda, Jan. 5

Libby Webster, Jan. 12, 2018

More by Libby Webster
Punk Weirdos Big Bill Finally Unleash Their Inner LP
Punk Weirdos Big Bill Finally Unleash Their Inner LP
Reining in the freak show while doubling down on the absurd

Jan. 12, 2018

Top 10 National Albums of 2017
Top 10 National Albums of 2017
National themed lists

Dec. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Moving Panoramas, Telepods, Lochness Mobsters, Leather Girls

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

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