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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

   

Indie Rock

Time: 
21:00
Band name: 
DinnerwMattGilchrest
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/dinnerwithmattgilchrest/?eid=ARAqX6lEvBKk74cf360y0CbRTIPyTRbqPlKY-aHESEkuQxuelMpMg2zGf4T4ajFAG2Q8RYRpXD
Venue name: 
Hole in the Wall
   

My Empty Phantom Is Ready to Tour the World, Again

 

My Empty Phantom is the solo project of Jesse Beaman, a multi-instrumentalist and composer who is based in Austin. After taking time off touring to finish his latest album, Beaman is embarking soon on a 12-city international tour, beginning with Mexico City on March 26th. 

 

Over the past few years, My Empty Phantom has toured the globe playing instrumental soundscapes while sharing the stage with acts such as Cocorosie, This Will Destroy You, Dosh and many others. Touring on his upcoming album, Beaman will be joined by Brandon Curtis ( Interpol, Secret Machines) who helped produce the album and will elevate the live show experience with his musicianship.

 

Beaman’s stage performance explores a combination of multiple instruments being looped live; often mixing piano, synthesizers and drums. The resulting sound is a wave of blissful effervescence with a swirling undercurrent of sonic chaos. Beaman’s unique style and performance has earned him a dedicated cult following worldwide and enthusiastic crowds manifest for his shows regularly, which feature intricate visual film and light design. Check out My Empty Phantom at any of these dates listed below (with more dates to be added):

 

 

3/26 Mexico City, Mexico 

4/2 Boston, MA @ LilyPad 

4/3 Portland, MN @ SunTiki Studios 

4/4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield 

4/8 - Burlington, VT @ Monkeyhouse 

4/9 Montreal, Canada @ Le Ritz 

4/10 Toronto, Canada @ Baby G 

4/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Revolution Gallery 

4/13 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle 

5/1 - Rotterdam, NL - @ Hostel Room Rotterdam 

5/7 - Berlin, Germany @ Loophole 

5/8 - Berlin, Germany @ Loophole 

5/15 - Glasgow, Scotland @ M Gallery

   

Y La Bamba Ignites at the Scoot Inn

 


An eclectic bill featuring Y La Bamba and Durand Jones and the Indications sold out and packed in a crowd of lovers at Scoot Inn on Friday night.

 

Luz Elena Mendoza gracefully leads the indie-encompassing folk group, Y La Bamba. Established in 2008, the band released their latest album, Entre Los Dos, in fall 2019. Menodza dances like a black flame on stage - with each cha cha step she moves with magic and belongs to herself, an embodiment of her music and experience. The musicians surrounding her are just as beautiful, all alive in their eyes. The sound is mystical, and performed with a tacit invitation to engage in the spiritual healing of their music.

 

The indie rock and latin infused sounds of the album are a fertile landscape for Mendoza’s songwriting. The lyrics unwind the way good poetry transcends. There may be added mystery to the bilingual lyricism, especially if the listener doesn’t know Spanish. From the album’s namesake song, “Entre Los Dos,” Mendzoa longs, “y yo me saltaré de mi ventana/y la muerte ahí me espera con otra vida” [“and I will throw myself out my window/and death waits for me there with another life”].  Although the poetic lyrics are somber, the sound is zestful, delivering a juicy juxtaposition of emotions.

 

Paloma Negra,” [“Black Dove”] from the Mujeres single from 2018, had the everyone aye-aye-ing and ooh-oohing. Another song that embodies Mendoza’s divine feminine energy balanced with dark motifs and jovial affirmations: “Voy lentamente pero bien segura” [“I go slowly but very sure”]. Would you like a taste? Y La Bamba’s Tiny Desk Concert features “Paloma Negra” as the first song. Or, just see them when they come back through Austin, destined to play a headlining bill of their own on a larger stage with another enthralled crowd.

 

-Melissa Green