Friday, Apr. 17, April’s installment of the Red Bull Sound Select Austin concert series returns to the The Parish for a big concert with electronic genre bender Robert DeLong. Curated by Waterloo Records, the show’s local openers Night Drive and Roger Sellers are headliners in their own right and with styles that fit well with DeLong’s.
One-man band Robert DeLong’s music is heavily influenced by multiple popular EDM genres. The singer-songwriter, producer, programmer and drummer uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music live to combine electronic dance beats with striking melodies. He is currently on tour in support of his latest EP, Long Way Down, released last November via Glassnote Records.
Post-punk duo Night Drive is composed of Houston’s Brandon Duhon and Austin’s Rodney Connell (formerly of MoTeL Aviv). Their music is reminiscent of early ’80s dark wave and synth-pop alike, and draws influences from groups like The Knife, The Drums, New Order and LCD Soundsystem.
Showcase opener Roger Sellers may be the next one-man band after DeLong to garner national attention at the next level. A multi-instrumentalist himself, Sellers sounds like a quintet as he plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, bells, bass, organ, drums and piano. Difficult to put in a box, Sellers’ bio best describes his music as “folk-dance-americana-electric-symphonic fusion.” When Sellers performs live, expect vivid imagery in the background that brings his music to new life. It’s pretty impressive.
The Parish is located at 214 E. 6th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 18+ welcome. Cover is $3 with RSVP HERE. Entry is first come first served up to capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Arrive early. Visit the Facebook event page here.