Houston’s The Tontons opened for TYPHOON at the White Rabbit in Indy this last weekend, and they were fantastic.
I have heard of them but never made the time to give them a listen, so I was very excited to arrive at the venue to find out that they were the openers. You expect certain things from bands out of Texas, or Texans in general, definitely not incredible, dreamy, grungy, Indie-pop.
I’m glad I saw them live, because their most recent release is great, but doesn’t convey the raw power of their performance. Each member really was spectacular especially Asli, who completely entranced the crowd with her soaring vocals and her beauty. Her prowess is not easily matched by many other vocalist, and paired with incredible guitar it really helps The Tontons stand out from the crowd.
If you happen to be in one of the cities on the tour MAKE THE TIME to go see them. Worth it. At least check out their Bandcamp here:http://tontons.bandcamp.com/music
And spend some time going through their older releases where you find some true gems, such as “Leon” and “Atlas” the latter sounding very Hendrixy.
09.11 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
09.12 -Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
09.13 – Norfolk, VA – ETC Fest
09.14 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
09.16 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton^
09.19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge%
09.20 – Rockland County, NY – Haverstraw RiverArts Fest
09.21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café%
09.23 – Rochester, NY – Bugjar
09.26 – Snowshoe, WV – Snowshoe Mountain Resort#
09.27 – Cincinnati, OH – MidPoint Music Fest
10.01 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
10.04 – Dallas, TX – Smoked Dallas
10.10 – Bryan, TX – Grand Stafford Theater
10.11 – Galveston, TX – TWELVE project
10.18 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
10.23 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr
10.24 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
10.30 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In$
11.02 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Fest
11.07 – Houston, TX – Lone Star Music Fest
11.14 – Orange, TX – Stark Museum
* w/ Typhoon
^ w/ Sol Driven Train
% w/ The Ballroom Thieves
# w/ Michael Franti and Spearhead