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.
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.
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.
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.