|The Sessions Factory|
The cancellation of ACL Festival day six didn’t stop bands or festival-goers from getting their music fix on Sunday. As for me? I decided to hit up the Andy Warhol inspired “Factory” at Vuka, powered by Neurosonic. The intimate room featured performances by The Voice’s Nakia, Walk The Moon, Emily Wolfe and more. All the sets were recorded, so keep an eye out for them on The Sessions website.
Each artist played for about twenty minutes, approximately four songs each. Nakia of The Voice fame has soulful pipes powered by blues and inspired by his home of Alabama and the historic Muscle Shoals.
|Walk The Moon|
While I had just seen Walk The Moon performing as Kaleidoscope Space Tribe the night before, seeing them at The Sessions Factory was a different experience, since this time I got to hear them play their own material, including “Tightrope” and “Shiver, Shiver”. Though to my disappointment they didn’t play “Anna Sun”, no biggie.
Austin singer-songwriter Emily Wolfe has the chops, the guitar skills and the personality to leave a big impression. She started off asking anyone if they had a vodka shot before playing tracks off her EP Mechanical Hands. During the set she said, “Sunday’s usually suck because you have to work the next day, but screw it this is awesome, let’s keep drinking.” I’m pretty sure everyone obliged.
While it wasn’t ACL Fest, it was a pretty darn good alternative. Tito’s cocktails, a cool intimate setting and live music? Always a combination that’s hard to beet. The Sessions Factory was no different.