Son Little, Shakey Graves and Dr. Dog, 4/9, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up


Guest writer ManVsParty

Saturday night Stubb’s was host to a sold out show featuring Son Little, Shakey Graves and Dr. Dog

The crowd was still trickling in when Son Little took stage at about 8:30, he quietly strummed and sang Antidote by Travis Scott as his band took the stage. What followed was 30 minutes of bluesy soul music infused at times by Latin and electronic beats. The crowd never fully got on board with the bluesman who’s sound was off for a majority of his 30 minute set, some of which he attributed to having a little too much fun night 1 of his 2 night stay at Stubb’s.

Next came Austin’s chosen son, Shakey Graves. Alejandro Rose-Garcia, got on stage to a roaring crowd and dove into his first few songs with a full band. Touring has made the band incredibly tight and behind Garcia’s total stage charisma he had the crowd in the palm of his hand. The band eventually left the stage and let Garcia end the show with his signature suitcase bass drum and guitar. Shake Graves never fails to entertain but he really seems to relish in the full Stubb’s experience.

After Shakey Graves, the crowd was electric and waiting for their closer. Dr. Dog did not disappoint with a high energy hour and a half set. The psych-indie-folk band delighted with new music off their just released album, The Psychedelic Swamp but still ran through fan favorites like “Bring My Baby Back” and “Jackie Wants A Black Eye.” The stage presence was magnified by instruments covered in LED lights synced up with the stage background, the perfect sound was beautifully matched by these visuals. Dr. Dog closed out the evening with a 6 song encore that was the perfect night cap to an excellent evening at Stubb’s.

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