I caught my friends, Obscured by Echos, at Red 7 last week. A couple of years ago I did some promo shots for the band and this was the first time I've been able to make it to a live show. It was a long time in coming and I was happy to see their short set at Red 7. It turns out this was my only chance to see them at this venue. Red 7 is sadly closing its doors, the latest in Austin's trend of making it possible for small music venues to survive with ever increasing rent in downtown. Got to have more condos. So much for Austin's "Live Music Capital of the World" tag line. The small clubs that have been the heart and soul of the Austin music scene are slowing being squeezed out by the dense construction of high rise condos, hotels, and offices.
OBE has an interesting sound - kind of a psychedelic rock, punchy yet ethereal. Not the sort of thing I've really listened to before but I enjoyed the show. They had a little bit of a rough time due to a malfunctioning keyboard and managed to work around it. I thought they sounded great and pulled off a tight set in spite of the technical difficulty.
More shots from the show are here. Images were taken with a Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 35mm f/1.4 lens.