Gang of Thieves – Texas Rockfest 2014

I was able to get to the Texas Rockfest 2014 this year for the first time. With Texas Rockfest in the same area as SXSW getting there was no easy task. The night started out with a THUD! Once we found a place to park we sat in the car and listened to the radio for about 15 minutes when the radio shut off with no warning. I cycled the key off and on and then tried to start the car and that is when we realized that the battery had died. We decided to call AAA at the end of the night as I was anxious to get a chance to shoot some concert photos. We finally made our way down to 7th and Neches in Austin, Texas and found the Texas Rockfest Stage. The lighting wasn’t that great but at least it was better than LED lighting.  Gang of Thieves was performing and it sounded great! They are out of  Burlington, Vermont and have a funky rock sound. They are fun to watch with all the jumping and dancing on stage, they are ELECTRIC and the sound is highly contagious. Keep an eye on Tobin Salas as he can really catch some air with his bass strapped to his side! They have a very unique sound and a driving beat. The live concert didn’t have the horns and keyboards but still rocked the audience. I was lucky enough to score a demo CD and it is awesome!  I challenge you to listen to their music and see if you can resist dancing and head banging!  I just wish these guys were local as they have a sound and show that I can really support! Special thanks to Adam Brewer of Texas Rockfest for finding some amazing talent in the far northeast of America.

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