Last Sunday night in Austin, we all piled into a taxi and headed off to the Austin City Limits Studio for a terrific party thrown by PBS.
The PBS party was held in the KLRU Austin building where the world famous Austin City Limits stage is located. Being near this stage where so many amazing performances have been seen and heard was in and of itself a breathtaking event, but watching the two terrific young bands playing on that stage Sunday night made it a night to remember.
Then we were treated to an awesome rock show by a great British trio, Band of Skulls. Despite the somewhat morbid name of this fantastic group, lead singer Russell Marsden delivers wonderfully sweet, smooth and clear vocals backed by his own ripping guitar riffs. Tall, lean and serious, Emma Richardson plays a solid bass line and complementary vocals.
We’ll definitely be looking to see much more of Band of Skulls at SXSW. They’re playing at the British Embassy Showcase as 6:35pm, Wednesday, March 17th at Latitude 30.