L.A.X, Mobley, and Knifight will be playing at the next Collective Perspectives event at Stubbs inside. I get to help put this one on with my buddy Westin and C3. Flyer coming soon here is the best way to find out more about them and watch some of their videos.
L.A.X began in 2005 with Andrew Collins and Erin “Dancin” Jantzen. starting as an electro duo from Austin. Now complete with 6 members, they are playing music they want you all to dance to!
Founded in North Carolina by lead singer and songwriter Anthony Watkins II and later joined by bassist Tim Shelburne and drummer Sergio Trejos, Mobley settled into it’s current formation during the fall of 2009. After a cross-country move and months of preparation, they’re hard at work trying to prove themselves as one of Austin’s most promising young bands.
The songs draw from a wealth of influ…ences, often tied together with only as much thread as is necessary for coherence. What results is a repertoire that, by virtue of its diversity, truly transports the listener. It’s a set composed of contrasting moods and moments: an anthemic blitz of guitars and wired synths; a falsetto croon slinking out over drum-bass groove straight out of ’73; a music box lullaby bursting into chamber pop or keening alt-country or glitzy dance-rock. All of these sounds are complemented by a stunning video/light component and performed by musicians that command the stage with a presence that belies their youth and a vigor that proves it.
Knifight began in Tyler, TX in 2002 as a solo project by John Gable. At the time, he was heavily influenced by bands such as Wolf Eyes, Pigface, and Nitzer Ebb. The sound he created could be described as Noise or IDM combined with spoken word. John played numerous shows around Texas and Oklahoma, developing a solid fan base.