Words and Photos by Adrian Gandara
Five acts crashed a quiet South Austin neighborhood Saturday for Day 2 of AH-FUCC, Austin House-Fest of Unity, Community & Chaos.
Kay Odyssey‘s guitars shimmered while the bass and drums rocked out underneath. Coma in Algiers‘ sound and set cut-up the lines between punk, noise and total-sonic anarchy. Lovable-weirdos Big Bill made things, well, weird. They played their latest single and B-side helpfully reminding us all how the food chain works (“Food Chain”) and letting us know every city sucks (“Every City”).
Austin Mic Exchange closed out the night with human beat-boxing, live sampling, and rapper Protextor spitting winding stream-of-consciousness rhymes out of audience suggestions, which included “heteronormativity” and a diss-rap for Winona Ryder. (Maybe someone hasn’t seen Stranger Things yet?)
Thanks to Arthur Castro from Bohl for filling in last minute with a stripped-down acoustic set and to the sponsors TuneCore and FARE.
The house-fest continues Friday at Planet Heck.
Arthur Castro of Bohl and Pretty Shitty
Coma in Algiers
Big Bill aka Wide Will