Photos by Ashley Bradley
On Friday we put together an eclectic bill at Sidewinder bridging everything from Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space and El Campo’s twangy indie pop to Lou Rebecca’s French electro-pop to the Sour Notes’ more raucous strain of indie rock. Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space began things on an intimate level, as they performed without the aid of a drummer, which allowed Jordan’s powerful, achey voice and thoughtful lyrics to be clear as day, and then El Campo built on that with a more traditionally alt-country sound, complete with steel guitar. Lou Rebecca put on what was undoubtedly the most stylish performance of the evening, backed by dueling keyboards and electro-drums as her heavily reverbated vocals filled the entire venue, making for a more melancholic kind of dance party than you usually find on 6th street. And as always, the Sour Notes put on the kind of show that proves why they’ve been such an anchor to the Austin indie scene for so long, full of energy and swagger yet also comforting, particularly when they launched into a masterful cover of Patti Smith’s “Gloria.” While we have no bootleg of the event to share with you, we do have these Ashley Bradley photos to remind you of what went down, or what you missed by going and doing whatever it is you do on a murky Friday.