Siren Sound Temple celebrates women in Austin music

Local record label, booking company and fellow donut lovers, Nine Mile Records & Touring, with sponsorship by The Brooklyn Brewery and Squatters/Wasatch beers, hosted their second annual Siren Sound Temple at Barracuda Austin this past Saturday. 

AMA | Photos by Cody Mason
AMA | Photos by Cody Mason

Siren Sound Temple is a single-day music festival that applauds women-led local bands across a range of genres. The lineup was stacked: A Giant Dog, Purple, Moving Panoramas, Tinnarose, Mama K & The Shades, Löwin, MADD Comrades, AMA, Sun June (formerly known as JEFF), Magna Carda, Trouble In The Streets and Sailor Poon.

Sailor Poon
Sailor Poon

Overwhelmed? So was I. Prior to the show, I tried to strategize how exactly I was going to approach jumping between the two stages to catch a segment of each band’s set. From Purple to Magna Carda, I knew the crowd and I were in for a wicked night. Arriving just in time to catch the last couple of songs of the second band, MADD Comrades, I could tell the audience was already genuinely captivated by them on stage. This was something I noticed all night. Sailor Poon took the stage next with their fun, garage rock sounds and quirks. The crowds continued to grow as the night progressed. I think we even spotted Britt Daniel of Spoon zig-zagging through the crowd at one point.

Hannah Brewer of Purple
Hannah Brewer of Purple

My favorite performances were the soul-feeding croons from Mama K & the Shades, the dreamy rock band AMA (pronounced Ah-mah), Tinnarose and of course, Purple. Purple is the shit.

Make sure to catch up and listen below to the bands on the lineup, and follow Nine Mile Records & Touring for more awesome shows and artists. They will be hosting a special edition of Sound Siren Temple during SXSW this year.