The monthly Red Bull Sound Select showcase is back this Thursday with another great $3 bargain at Red 7. Curated by Transmission Events, the showcase features enigmatic headliner Slow Magic with Austin’s Orthy and Dark Rooms from Dallas opening. Those who have seen Slow Magic live while on tour with Gold Panda or last fall at Holy Mountain know this is a show well worth any scenester hype.
At first glance, Slow Magic may appear to be neon masked, gimmicky laptop act. Every Google search about him says something ridiculous about “music from your imaginary friend.” While that can make a bad first impression for some, take a listen to anything on his bandcamp page and you will be pleasantly surprised to hear such beautiful, synth-layered, dreamlike works of art. The percussion compliments but never overpowers, while the spectral piano always trickles in at the right moments. Not bad for a DIY project.
Slow Magic is currently on tour in support of How to Run Away, released in September via Downtown Records.
Red 7 is located at 611 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. All ages welcome. Event will be on indoor stage. Visit the Facebook event page here. Cover is $3 with RSVP HERE or $10 at the door. Entry is first come first served up to capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Arrive early.