My first reaction was 'Whoa, this is entirely something else.'
Not that it wasn't what I expected. It was. But in all honesty I didn't think it would be as powerful as it was. And it sure was what I needed on this sweltering Texas night at the venerable Austin club Hotel Vegas. I was entirely floored by how good these guys were and how they were immediately On.
This is a description of the wholly unique sound of Brazil's very talented Boogarins, and the last show of their month-long residency in Austin. A close encounter of the best kind.
The music surrounded me and swept me into a different dimension. I closed my eyes and realized that this wasn't simply a rock band playing a show. These guys knew exactly what they were doing and it really wasn't like what many others can do, nor are doing these days - especially in a club setting. At different times throughout the night I felt like I had landed on Mars to see Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Santana, all playing together, and competing to get their message through. But this does not give it justice. It was a psyche-swirlic mix of many different styles grounded in Levitation fun.
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