by Kim Roche :: Indie Austin
Thursday, March 1 2007 | posted by: snarko
Venues, bands, and resources in Austin, TX
I got hungry one night and stopped by my friend's pizza restaurant. Midway through my salad, some freak rolled up on a unicycle. Our pizza came, and we watched some more kids pulling gear out of their station wagons. A girl disembarked from the #1 bus with a trombone, a music stand, and a messy pile of sheet music. They assembled in the parking lot and busted out murder ballads, gypsy songs, and crazy, crazy carnival ruckus.
After their set, they picked up their instruments and played their way out the door, trombone, concertina, snare drum, standup bass, and all. If Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Gogol Bordello tried to have a baby together, I don't think it would take. Until then, Wino Vino will have to carry the torch.