Loudfest 2019

Last Thursday we were honored to return to Loudfest, the premier DIY punk rock music festival of Bryan/College Station, currently in its 12th year.

But first: guess what y’all, Melissa discovered Snapchat

“You guys I finally get it!!” She squealed.

EVIDENCE THAT SAM WOULD MAKE A CUTE LADAY.

ALSO HE IS WEARING A BEATLES TSHIRT???

Before we had to load in and play we only had time to catch a couple of bands, but fortunately one of them was Electric Astronaut, playing their last show over at the Stafford Theater.

We’ve played with them twice before at Revolution (in 2015 and 2017), and it was bittersweet to see them for the last time.


EVIDENCE OF SAM WATCHING A BAND INSTEAD OF NAPPING

I get the impression that EA is one of those “hometown heroes” type of bands that are just always playing when you need to party.

It was nice to see their town show them some love.

One thing I was a little confused about is Charles. He didn’t quite look right up there on the bass. This is because he was always the drummer when we played with them. I had this explained to me when he cornered me after the Omotai set, high off his ass, and talked me into selling him two t-shirts for $20 and a hit off his vape pen. Well done Charles, a weary road warrior salutes you.

Perseph One was playing outside at Revs when I arrived, too late to get a picture but soon enough to be impressed. She’s been around forever- I dug up a Houston Press interview with her from 2008– penned by none other than bestselling author and Twitter legend Shea Serrano!– but I think is still underappreciated in her hometown. Go get reacquainted y’all.

Another band of Houston compatriots, Moths, played next inside.

Their kinetic, idea-driven “grindgaze” (it’s a thing now, look it up) was exciting to watch but VERY tough to get a picture of. Anyway I definitely gotta recommend seeing this band live, they really bring it!

To our everloving wonder, Revolution now has a DECENT SIZED STAGE!

This was easily the most comfortable set I’ve ever played inside at Revs.

It was a good old-fashioned Bryan throwdown- napkins were thrown and dances were slammed. In honor of Jess Little playing it on the radio, we did “Throats of Snakes” for the first time since 2015, and we thought it went okay.

Happy Loudfest everyone. Thanks to Mike, Katie, Kelly and everyone else who helped put it on; to the crew at Revolution; to Jess, Steph and Charles for all the love; special thanks to Matt Shea for being basically the best dude.

EVIDENCE OF SAM RECEIVING AFFECTION

Go Astros y’all