When: Fri., July 17 2015
Catch SA power trio Crown around town and it’s obvious that the three-piece believes deeply in their riffs and shredding them as viciously as possible. Groove-centric bassist Josh Borchardt holds it down on the low end as guitarist Carlos Zubillaga draws the most out of each bent tone. Drummer Oscar Webber’s fill-friendly rhythms drive the trio forward, as Borchardt and Zubillaga swap on vocal duties. With thick bundles of hair slapping around on stage, a blues rock style with a lysergic drop of psych and a badass take on “Helter Skelter,” Crown is one of the best live acts currently operating out of SA. Although coming off as a newly freed spirit believing that they’re finally awakened from the confines of society into complete mental “consciousness” on their artist statemnet, The Sun Machine’s music speaks for itself. Its newest release Drag City is a solid example of Austin garage (once you get past the numerous voicemail skits) with hints of the ’60s coinciding with new age lo-fi.