August 14th, 2010
Unfortunately, I had to jet before the band I wanted to see most, Flexions, took the “stage”. No matter, though, as both Stephanie and Austin band YellowFever put on distinctive sets in the back of Cairo‘s tiny little store. It was an anxious night for those who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia (yes, that’s a real word, I looked it up), and Stephanie’s vocalist made it no less easy with his freaky hooded skull mask. Along with their slightly spooked art-pop, it made Friday the 13th a little bit more festive. I thought that the quartet lived up to their promise and successfully one-upped their low-fidelity recordings.
YellowFever also played a great set of sparse, rhythmic pop songs that clattered and bobbed with an unexpected grooviness. They had me dreaming of a comparison combo between the Intelligence and Micachu and the Shapes, what with the Jennifer Moore’s sleepy inflection and tight guitar. The drummer, Adam Jones, impressed with his dual drum and keyboard skills as he played some keys, looped it and then took his skins and cowbell on a jazzy journey. Really cool stuff and I’m glad I caught them on their way through town. Ok, it’s really nice out today, so I’m gonna take your advice and bail on this whole computer thing.
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