What do you get if you combine the audacity of Outkast's The Love Below, some Blitzkrieg Bop, a sprinkle of groove, a smattering of Bollywood and some 80's classic rock? ...Austin's very own Bourgeois Mystics. "'Keep Austin Weird' is most definitely a cliche, but it is a tagline that we’ve modernized to hopefully become Austin’s premiere hip weird band." - Finesse
Citing influences as diverse as Outkast, punk rock and Bollywood, this eclectic group is putting themselves on the Austin radar with a fresh, creative, catchy sound. I sat down with vocalist and one of three founding members, 'Squiggly Finesse' before their Waterloo Fest Wednesdays show at the Parish. I wanted to learn more about how this group evolved and how they found a unique sound that is carving a new niche in our musically-saturated city. Finesse tells me how Bourgeois Mystics were borne of a low-key jam session; "it was the most natural, organic jam I’d ever experienced." Growing from a trio consisting of Finesse (Keys/vox), Zenith Nadir (bass/vox) and Tonto Luigi (guitar), they’ve grown into their unique sound with nine standing members and plans to add two additional vocalists. They’ve an ambitious year ahead of them; they are recording a new EP for 2019 and planning a full album for 2020 in addition to raucous live shows in Austin and beyond.
June 26, 2018
With blue skies and eager anticipation, Team dRiFFt made the trek to Houston to attend the long-awaited and much-anticipated Love Street Music Festival hosted by Karbach Brewery. Little did they know, the day would end in deluge, seeking shelter in a makeshift sub-VIP cavern, lamenting the lost opportunity to rock out with their favorite New York indie pop alt-rock superstars.
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