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THE LEMON TWIGS: AUSTIN + HOUSTON, TEXAS- 2.14.2017 + 2.15.2017-

THE LEMON TWIGS: AUSTIN + HOUSTON, TEXAS- 2.14.2017 + 2.15.2017-

By: Sloane Lenz


This past week I had the total pleasure of experiencing a few of The Lemon Twigs’ gigs as they made their way through Texas on tour supporting their debut album Do Hollywood, which dropped late last year. By far one of my favorite bands out there, it’s been so exciting to see all the universe has thrown their way over the last couple years. Having toured all over the globe, and recently hitting up a slew of the major late night shows, they’re exploding in all the best ways. Their first Austin performance was an intimate in-store set at the legendary Waterloo Records. They played a few songs from the album, as well as some fun covers, including a perfectly executed Bee Gees tune. The next night they played to a sold out crowd downstairs at Stubb’s, and I’m not sure the audience could have been more excited. It was an absolutely killer set, and by the last song people were just begging for more. With brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario switching out on drums and lead vocals/guitar, Megan Zeankowski on bass, and Danny Ayala on keyboard, they’re solid as a rock. They played a selection of tracks from Do Hollywood, as well as some unreleased tracks that will come out as in EP in June. People were buzzing with excitement, and you really felt like you were experiencing something special. Michael was rocking some stellar, vintage lightning bolt boots, which only made it all the more amazing. 

Wednesday they hit Houston as their last Texas gig, and played at the recently constructed White Oak Music Hall. An equally stellar show, full of energy and lots of high kicks. As the perfect intro into their track These Words, they brought a woman on stage from the audience to “sing along”, then her boyfriend surprised her and proposed on stage. People were hyped and really were entranced by the music. Their onstage energy is something you don’t come across everyday, and their blend of theatrics and witty banter just adds to the overall experience. 

They’re truly something special, and I can’t even imagine all that the world holds for them in the near future. If you haven’t caught them live, I highly recommend doing so. They’ll be making their way back through Austin for SXSW, as well as touring all over before and after, so check out their website for tour dates and ticket info. 

Check out some of my shots from Tuesday and Wednesday night below…




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“Disco//very” acoustic @ Waterloo Records, Austin (04.22.14) (via Waterloo Records)