The Gramophone stood oddly vacant when I strode into opener Andy Garces' Nintendo-DS focused set.
Clad in Cobainesque red and black plaid, Tanner Merritt, lead singer of O'Brother, stood before a crowd of leather-wearing, hard-art-rock aficionados and pushed his falsetto voice into the microphone.
Railroad Earth is perhaps best known for its vast array of influences which include bluegrass, jazz, classic rock and traditional Irish, just for starters.
Austin band Dry Season opened the night with a set of a neo-psychedelic soundscapes. The instrumentation was nicely supported by the ethereally reverbed-out and delayed vocals of Madelyn Carr.
Coming off the release of her sophomore record, "Bright And Vivid," Kathryn Calder heads to St. Louis this Tuesday to showcase her newest solo work.