|High Waisted at Stay Gold in Austin, TX|
Somewhere in Austin
I've written quite a bit about High Waisted here. The New York City band's 2016 debut, On Ludlow, with its surfy, spaghetti western vibe, is a favorite of mine. I'm also pretty sure that High Waisted's Jessica Louise Dye holds the distinction of being the subject of what I consider to be the best picture I've ever taken in my life.
One of my goals for SXSW was to hook up with High Waisted for an interview. I caught their set at the Cigar City Management Nochebuena Party, but they were playing so many shows around Austin that getting interview time with them was tricky. We managed to steal a few minutes in a lovely corner of East 7th Street somewhere in the vicinity of Side Bar, Empire, and Barracuda.
We had a nice chat about their life as an unsigned touring machine and the sacrifices they've made to make High Waisted their number one priority.
My guerrilla videographer skills need a little work, the sun was playing games with us, and my editing capabilities are almost non-existent; but I think you still get the gist of how hard these people work to try and make something happen for themselves. They also manage to be really enjoying the ride.
High Waisted are currently entertaining spring breakers somewhere in Florida. They make their way back home in early April. You can check out their remaining tour dates below and listen to / purchase their music over at their website, highwaisted.party.
High Waisted on tour
3/24 -- Kismet Vintage -- Delray Beach, FL
3/25 -- High Dive -- Gainesville, FL
3/26 -- The Souk at Wilbury -- Tallahassee, FL
3/27 -- Georgia Theater -- Athens, GA
3/28 -- Kings -- Raleigh, NC
3/29 -- The Southern Music Hall -- Charlottesville, VA
3/30 -- The Pompei Lounge -- Staunton, VA
3/31 -- Easy Greasy -- Harrisonburg, VA
4/01 -- House Party -- Richmond, VA
4/02 -- DC9 -- Washington, DC