The Dandy Warhols and opening acts Theophilus London, The Gentlemen Rogues and The Sour Notes performed at Stubb's on July 27 in Austin. It was part of a national 10 city concert series presented by Red Bull entitled Sound Select Presents. The Dandy Warhols held a press and VIP dinner at Stubb's restaurant before the show and Examiner was fortunate to attend. Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Zia McCabe and Peter Holmstrom were excited to be in Austin and to re-connect with their fans.
“The musician fan relationship is really precious, there’s nothing like it. The fact that Red Bull can make the connection, I’m all for that. It’s a good program. These kids should be excited. I’m excited!” said Theophilus London prior to walking onto the stage. The four bands who performed drew an eclectic crowd of taste makers and music lovers.
To get invited to the Red Bull Sound Select concert, fans had to log on to redbullsoundselect.com, create their profiles and then request the tickets. By connecting their social accounts, fans were then able to choose the photos, videos, tweets and content that best showed their passion for music and how they support their local scenes. The musicians were then able to select the fans that had connected with them most via social media to receive free tickets.
The next Red Bull concert is on August 13th at The Mohawk with Tobacco and Roger Stellars, Technicolor Hearts and Videoing. On September 7th at The North Door, Grupo Fantasma performs with League of Extraordinary G'Z, El Tule, La Tasha Lee and The Black Ties.
Over the remainder of the year, Red Bull Sound Select artists will perform more than 100 shows across the US, including marquee festivals like Lollapalooza, Voodoo Festival, Riot Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival and more. As part of the program, artists have access to Red Bull’s global network of recording studios; performance opportunities at festivals, bookings through their partners and valuable support on content production and distribution from Red Bull Media House.
Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term music initiative that invests in local music scenes, and connects artists and fans with one another to be part of the stories that break music. For almost 20 years, Red Bull has been committed to giving wings to artists to create, collaborate and innovate through unique programs. The Red Bull Studios are located in Los Angeles, New York, Auckland, London, Amsterdam, Madrid and Cape Town. The twitter accounts @RedBullATX and @RBSoundSelect will keep you up to date on future concerts.