Friday night, Sept. 11, three of H-town’s best take over the Holy Mountain stage for what will be their last performance at the popular Austin venue before it closes its doors. The eclectic lineup is composed of indie-pop faves The Tontons, electronic party starters Wrestlers, and popular underground rapper Fat Tony. With a little something for everyone, this show will not disappoint.
The Tontons are a name you should be familiar with by now, as they have been a regular Austin performer and Red Bull Sound Select showcase artist. Fronted by the soulful and “afrolicious” Asli Omar, their music is a fusion of modern indie rock, soul and jazz. The Tontons are touring in support of their latest Billboard charting self-release, Make Out King and Other Stories of Love.
For the hip-hop fans who rat commercial or lame stream hip-hop, it doesn’t get much better that Fat Tony. The Nigerian-American rapper is a multiple Houston Press Music Awards’ “Best Underground Hip-Hop” award winner for a reason. His lyrical wit and quirky humor go well with the regionless, futuristic beats from his producer Tom Cruz. If you’re not familiar with Fat Tony’s latest full-length album, Smart Ass Black Boy, then that’s where your Fat Tony experience should begin.
Formerly known as Bagheera, Wrestlers are composed of producers Aidan Kennedy and David Elkin. Another hot up-and-comer themselves, their music blends old school disco with modern EDM you can sing along too. Their national breakout came in 2014 when their single “Say Anything,” a dance track featuring Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy, was produced by Red Bull for a 7-inch Record Store Day split. That same year the duo hit the festival circuit with performances at Hangout, CounterPoint and Lollapalooza. While the duo are currently working on a new material for a proper release, you can check out more from Wrestlers here.
Long story short: Houston is full of talent and this is only a small, but well curated sampling. Don’t sleep on this and make sure to enjoy Holy Mountain while it is still open.
Holy Mountain is located at 617 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. All ages are welcome. Advance tickets are available for purchase online here.