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Friendly Savages with Taylor & The Wild Now and Duncan Fellows
April 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SAVING THE WORLD, ONE ASTEROID AT A TIME…
In the two years it has been together, Friendly Savages has established itself as a band to know throughout the Southeast with its powerful, genre-defying sound. Heralded as “one of the best groups working in Austin today” (The Horn), the group serves a double helping of passion and levity in their can’t-miss concerts. Friendly Savages is making big noise with the studio, as well. Their full-length debut, O, Joshua!, found immediate success, climbing to #3 on the iTunes singer songwriter charts and quickly seeing over 100,000 streams on Spotify.
The group is made up of Josh Coulter, John McDonald, Michael Summers and Malcolm White. With each member coming from a distinctly unique musical background, Friendly Savages’ music breaks the mold of typical folk, stretching into rock, blues, and classical music. Concert goers are hard pressed to find an equal to the energy, joy, and musicality of a Friendly Savages show anywhere else. As Back Down South put it, “they’re a band you just need to be listening to, ok?”
Taylor & the wild now
Taylor & the Wild Now is an Austin, Texas-based band with a fresh sound that’s creative and ever-changing. The band was formed by Taylor Baker, who originally played as a solo act and occasionally collaborated with various musicians. Drew Walker then joined in the summer of 2013. They began writing together, sharing ideas, and turning the venture into a more solidified sound. Ruben Gonzalez and Jon Amos came on board and rounded out the sound by adding drums and bass.
The band is driven by an approach to songwriting that is impressive, surprising, and unique. Influenced by artists such as Bahamas, Glass Animals, and Lord Huron; their music spans the spectrum from wild, upbeat sounds to stripped-back acoustics. Their first EP was released in August 2014, and their new single is due to be released soon.
Duncan Fellows began in a commune of sorts on Duncan Lane in the fall of 2012. After a few terrible experiences with an oppressive landlord, these five friends began writing songs about their time in the Duncan house. The group enjoys playing these songs together and still lives in Austin, Texas in hopes of bringing good music and a good time to a greater audience.