Sunday SOS Picks
A final three picks for the SOS Sabbath
Bully3:20pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Nashville Nineties alterna-rock revivalists rolled through ACL 2014 on the back of a fine 45, "Milkman" b/w "Faceblind," released by local indie Chicken Ranch Records. They played out like a rougher version of the Pixies fronted by nighttime soap Nashville character Scarlett O'Connor, in this case shyly seductive bandleader Alicia Bognanno. Columbia debut LP Feels Like (2015) indicates greatly boosted confidence.
– Tim Stegall
Bob Mould8:15pm, Forest stage
Father of Nineties alterna-rock culture, punk icon Bob Mould and his crackerjack band steam into Sherwood Forest straight off a European tour. It'll be the second gig of his final U.S. dates this year promoting one of the former Hüsker Dü frontman's best LPs, Patch the Sky, a precision blend of furious noise and delicate songcraft meant to heal a broken heart.
– Tim Stegall
Baroness10:25pm, the Keep stage
Savannah, Georgia's finest overcame a UK tour bus crash that nearly killed the band on last December's fourth LP Purple. That album's proggy hard rock pushes the quartet into new realms of melodic and anthemic overkill, while bringing back the harder edge of its early material. This will be the band's first Austin appearance since a memorable Mohawk show at the beginning of the Purple tour.
– Michael Toland