Scenes From Friday's February Sound Select Show with Leagues at The Loft.
On Friday night at The Loft — perhaps the most criminally underutilized venue in town — Nashville's Leagues, Dallas' Air Review and Austin's The Black & White Years joined forces to offer up a remarkably cohesive night of pop-tinged indie rock.
The show, curated by Spune Productions and the eighth in Dallas' monthly Red Bull Sound Select showcase concert series, was a largely even-keeled affair — random blasts from a wandering air cannon aside — but appropriately so.
No, these bands simply let their sounds do the talking here. The Black & White Years opened the night with a pleasant, charming and bouncing set. Air Review followed, once again showcasing its members' remarkable chops and proving itself to be among the most lush-sounding and technically proficient bands acts around. Finally, Nashville's Leagues closed the night with a spirited, emotional display.
Ace photographer Karlo X. Ramos was on hand to capture the night and you can scope his shots below.
First, though, some house-cleaning: This month, we actually have news of two upcoming Sound Select showcases coming to town.
On Thursday, March 20, we here at Central Track will be throwing a Sound Select showcase at the Double Wide featuring progressive New York rapper Le1f, plus opening sets from local favorites Dark Rooms and Vulgar Fashion. RSVP here for $3 advance, first-come, first-served entry; on the day of the show, that price raises to $10. Keep up with updates on this show — there will be plenty — here.
Meanwhile, on Monday, April 17, at Three Links, our fellow Sound Select curators in Parade of Flesh will be bringing Los Angeles noise rock band Health to town for a gig also featuring noisy locals Cutter and Blackstone Rangers. RSVP for $3 tickets to this similarly first-come, first-served affair here.
Now, onto last Friday's photos…
All photos by Karlo X. Ramos.