You should know I have an obsession with all things Austin, Texas. It all started in 2005 when the girls and did our Texas roadtrip for Will Hoge in place of The Rock Boat that wasn’t. I really, really, really want to move there and have been outlining a plan over the last month or so to do just that before 2013.
So when I fell in love with Alpha Rev back in ’07, my musical world opened up to a bunch of Texas bands I may never have heard about otherwise. Three biggies: Jets Under Fire, Quiet Company, and The Soldier Thread. They all tour(ed) almost exclusively in Texas, so I get really, really excited when they travel outside of the Lone Star State.
Even more excited when they come to my town. And The Soldier Thread is. Coming to Charlotte. On May 18. Opening for Blue October at The Fillmore.
I’ll be there. Will you?
(If you need convincing, here’s an acoustic video with Patricia and Justin from The Soldier Thread singing “Winter Song” with Casey from Alpha Rev…and a live show video of “Criminals,” my favorite Soldier Thread song, just for good measure – thanks to Stephen from SureFire for the live video. )