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Banditos w/ Ramsay Midwood

  • Hotel Vegas
  • 1500 E. 6th Street
  • Austin, TX
  • October 13, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 PM

Banditos are famously eclectic, paying tribute to a myriad of influences that would bury a lesser band in tuneless muck. Originating from Birmingham, Alabama, the band has since relocated to Nashville, TN and are using their disparate influences to forge a more assured identity. Though they recall a dozen bands, they sound like none so much as themselves. The instrumentation is as ambitious as it is deftly executed. Mingling upright bass with kazoo and banjo while the soul-spangled howl of Mary Richardson, who plays counterpoint to a deceivingly sparse guitar, drenched in a quantity of reverb and delay, not often associated with “danceable.� All this wouldn't mean anything if Banditos could not deliver live, but these mothers can choogle! It’s always the mark of a good band to be able to play the hell out of three chords and a breakdown, and Banditos shake it down & deliver. Honestly, their shows are such burn downs of shimmying shins and stomping heels they should carry warnings for bone spurs.




Banditos w/ Ramsay Midwood