Red Bull Sound Select made it's arrival in Austin at Stubb's on Saturday night with an event for die hard music lovers who had to earn their invite by promoting their favorite acts socially. Local acts The Sour Notes and Gentlemen Rogues had the opportunity to open for the diverse duo of headliners, Theophilus London and The Dandy Warhols, while gaining a new and larger audience.
The night and the crowd belonged to London who now has his own backing band and played an extremely energetic set. Having seen him perform several times over the last few years it's impressive to see how much his live performance has progressed. The Dandy Warhols closed out the night and are in a much more playful and experimental phase in their career. The group is celebrating the 13th anniversary of Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia so a little self indulgence is expected at this point. They did treat the crowd to favorites like "Last High" "We Used To Be Friends" and "Bohemian Like You" which are such amazing songs and remind you what an underrated group they truly are.
The Red Bull Sound Select is an initiative that promotes the music scene in various cities across the country and was the first of many events in Austin over the next few months. You can sign up and keep up to date on events at RedBullSoundSelect.com.