Kicking off tonight at Holy Mountain is the new Austin monthly music series Red Bull Sound Select. The monthly event will show support of local, up-and-coming talent with the support of Red Bull, Good Music Club, Transmission Entertainment, ScoreMore Shows and Knuckle Rumbler. This month features some of Austin’s most talented pure rock ‘n’ roll bands—Ume, Not in the Face!, The Sour Notes, and Gentlemen Rogues.
Ume, the Austin-based energetic and charismatic trio composed of Lauren Larson (vocals, guitar, keys), Rachel Fuhrer (drums) and Eric Larson (bass), will be headlining the night with pure rock ‘n’ roll. Their performances are notoriously full of life, exuding passion, precision, and undeniable talent tinged with eeriness. In the last couple of years, Ume has been occupied touring to support their latest LP, Phantoms, and writing new songs. In the recent months, Ume has opened for Smashing Pumpkins at Stubb’s, producing a new music video for the track, “Run Wild”; and since late September, working with Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper (Nirvana, Queens of Stone Age, Cat Power, Foo Fighters) to create their upcoming album.
Not in the Face! is a local up-and-coming punk-blues-rock trio. Since forming in 2009, the band has performed alongside ZZ Top, X, Black Lips, and David Allan Coe to name a few; toured 7 times; participated in four major festivals including South by Southwest (SXSW) and Fun Fun Fun Fest; had sold-out showcases; and has had their EP Bikini listed as a “Top Ten Album of 2011” by KUT Radio. If you’re a local-music enthusiast, this band is certainly a must-see/must-know.
Performing before Not in the Face! is the beloved Austin band The Sour Notes. They will be gracing the stage with their carefully tailored pop-rock sound. The sextet has independently released four albums, two 7-inch records, performed over 150 shows, and gone on five east-coast tours. In addition, The Sour Notes has performed at several festivals, including Free Press SummerFest, MR Fest, and shared stages with White Rabbits, Wavves, Future Islands, Ringo Deathstarr, and Givers to name a few. Their upcoming album, Do What May, will be released this spring.
Kicking off the night at 9 p.m. will be the indie pop-rock quartet Gentlemen Rogues. Their charming early millennium throwback vocals are a complementary, gentle opening for an evening of intense rock ‘n’ roll. Gentlemen Rogues has recently performed with Moonlight Towers, Shivery Shakes, Excited States and The Ugly Beats.