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June 6th, 2019, dream pop rockers No Vacation stopped off in Austin at Barracuda to deliver a spellbinding set. Loyal fans packed the house to support and enjoy their signature sound- whispering vocals, crisp and clean guitar sounds, and the groovy bass line creating the sound we love so much. INoS has followed No Vacation from their beginning in San Francisco to their newly relocated town of New York. We love what they do. INoS Says-No Vacation.
Photos-ATX/INoS Photographer Stephen Hood
June 1st, 2019, round three with Toronto fuzz rockers Dilly Dally at Barracuda. It was everything we hoped for and so much more. A 60 minute grungy and gnarly powerhouse performance packed with Katie’s gritty vocals about sex, marijuana, and life’s daily grind. The deep and dark guitar riffs laid down by best friend Liz added to the skull crushing experience. The beautiful sound reminiscent of “Gish,” the opus created by The Smashing Pumpkins in 1991 left us delighted and ready to take on the world. INoS couldn’t think of a better way to spend our Saturday night.
What a perfect way to end the month of May for Austin and INoS - Two nights with the mighty Judas Priest. On May 28th & May 29th at our favorite venue, ACL Live, the Priest reigned supreme. This was a gathering of loyal metal fans saluting the legendary band that is Judas Priest. With a library stemming back 44 years, it was two nights of nostalgia, rock n’ roll, and straight up classic metal. Their 18 song set featured INoS favorites - Victim of Changes, Tyrant, Judas Rising, and so many more. Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the eclectic costume choices of rock god Halford. To sum it all up let us quote the great Rob Halford, “Judas F’in Priest.” We’d be remiss not to mention the killer opening performance from legendary classic rockers Uriah Heep.
On Sunday May 26th, 2019, INoS stopped off at Barracuda Austin to partake in a 2019 Hot Luck Festival set featuring Harlem and Flesh Lights. Flesh Lights brought a deep groove reminiscent of Uncle Tupelo to their very enjoyable set. As the night went on, INoS swerved and danced to the groovy, garagey jams of Harlem, many from their new release, Oh Boy, and some tasty morsels from INoS favorite-Free Drugs.
It had been 15 years or so since INoS last hung out with Eels. On May 6th, 2019, Mark Oliver Everett AKA #E stopped off in Austin. The planned 120 minute set at Emo’s, turned into a messed up night full of technical difficulties. About 40 minutes in, it all began, a #SysyemFailure, is how it can best be described. E’s microphone and amplifier kept shorting out, and it felt like a gut shot. The Eels kept their composure and continued to entertain, laughed, and made light of an awful situation - Joking about how they’re not quitters, they are Prizefighters. INoS loved just hanging out with E and the boyz and taking in some Novocaine for the Soul. We still had a great time and salute Eels for making best of an unfortunate situation. INoS says-please come back to Austin. “Cuz life ain’t easy for a Dog Faced Boy.”
It was all about #GirlPower on April 30, 2019, at Barracuda Austin. Ex Hex and Feels stopped off in and did not disappoint. We had been greatly looking forward to the return of both of these bands, so to get them on a double bill was a double bonus. Feels from Los Angeles were Dissonant, Resonant, and Super Sexy. We noticed an evolution from their punk rock inception. They were now all groove with punk rock edges. All soul. Heavy Soul. Seeing the next chapter and hearing the songs from their latest record, Post Earth, left us only wanting more. Ex Hex was up next. They brought the fun and cranked it up to 11. They paid homage to some of our INoS favorites - such as The Runaways, The Go-Go’s, The Who, and Cheap Trick. These were the jams that make you say Yaaaaaaaa! That’s what we’re talking about at INoS. Thank you Austin Photographer Breezy Ritter for the beautiful pictures.
April 24th, 2019, Church was in session in Austin at Come and Take it Live. Classic Metal Rockers Metal Church delivered a god-fearing, beyond the black performance. INoS was front and center as MC kicked out a 90-minute set that sent shivers down our spines. We thank you for delivering our favorite metal anthems. Badlands and Watch the Children Pray never sounded better. Metal Church are definitely keeping things real.
March 25th, 2019 INoS was flying high again after a stellar performance by Jason Spaceman and Spiritualized. Once again Mr. Spaceman and his cast of characters graced the stage and thus graced us with his soulful presence. One never knows when will be the last time, so we keep going. He’s had both health issues and threatened retirement. So every chance we get we take advantage of it. The show included a wonderful mix of our older and newer favorites. We questioned and sought redemption. We came together, we had lights shone upon us, and our souls were set on fire. It was an evening chock full of rhythm and blues and soul. At the tops of our lungs we sang about a reason to believe and how life is really what you make of it. When all was said and done we left the show having experienced the most beautiful form of music and wanting more. Thank you C3 Presents and Emo’s Austin for making this evening possible.
A sold out crowd gathered March 2nd, 2019 at ACL Live in Austin, Texas to partake in a trifecta music show featuring Metric, Zoe, and July Talk. INoS kicked the night off properly with a fun energetic set from Canadian rockers July Talk. It was a wild 30 minute set to include lead singer Leah Fay climbing into the crowd to get up close and personal with the fans. Co-headliner and Latin Grammy winners Zoe hit the stage next. Tasty grooves flowed through the crowd accompanied with some trippy lights. As the show went on one thing came to mind-Zoe is the real deal. Rock on! Metric closed things out in true rock star fashion and how could they not. Emily Haines and crew have been rocking it since 1998, true veterans. On this night INoS was treated to a 16 song set that included some of our favorites; Black Sheep, Help I’m Alive, Breathing Underwater, and so many more morsels. Emily looking as beautiful as ever, the band tighter than ever-a rock ‘n roll fantasy, setting the tone for a perfect Saturday night in Austin.
February 15th, 2019, Classic Rock Gods and Metal Heads united at 3Ten ACL for the triumphant return of Y&T. For those of you who don’t truly understand how much of a treat this was - you will now. Dave Meniketti and his crew are no rookies to the rock scene. Y&T paved the road for the vicious heavy metal explosion in the 1980’s. Before there was Motley Crue, before there was Ratt, there was Y&T. These cats have 45 years of experience and one amazing library of music. On this night those in attendance were treated to one helluva show. It was all about that “Dirty Girl.” You know what I’m talking about. INoS was dazzled by sick guitar solos delivered by true rock veterans. A two hour and 15 minute rock opera ensued. Y&T is a class act and we at INoS highly recommend you indulge if given the opportunity-bring a friend it’s “contagious.”