Even if you don’t like Rasputina‘s music, you should still appreciate that a band like this exists: Two cellos and minimalist percussion played by two chicks and a dude dressed in weird period-garb-meets-hipster-chic outfits, singing songs about murders, tragedies and peculiar characters from the Victorian era. What’s not to love about that? The trio was in Austin performing songs from their 2010 album Sister Kinderhook, led by the always darkly humorous first chair Melora Creager. Opener Larkin Grimm was a revelation. The singer-songwriter and ex-Dirty Projector delivered effortlessly powerful vocals, as well as morbid yet comical between-song banter.
Photos taken by AJ Miranda at The Parish in Austin on Aug. 6.