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Friday, March 18 • 11:00pm - Saturday, March 19 •12:00am
Experimental Aircraft

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"Four years is far too long to wait for new material from a group as dynamic as this Austin space rock quartet. Thankfully, the pay off is considerable. As with their second album, their third one (Third Transmission, get it?) represents another exponential leap forward from their previous efforts. It’s clear from the opening track, “Stellar”, where the guitars and effects pedals soar across the horizon, blanketing Rachel Staggs’ dulcet crooning in a blustery storm cloud, that this is one of the finest American shoegazing bands of the past decade. But the real revelation here is TJ O’Leary, whose lead vocals on tracks like “Upper East Side” adds a harsher, more insistent rock feel to the band’s ethereal soundscapes. Here’s hoping that their fourth transmission will materialize sometime before 2012. –The Big Takeover
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Experimental Aircraft

Rachel Staggs and T.J. O'Leary formed Experimental Aircraft in October 1997 in Austin, Texas. Mark Smith joined soon after on bass, and the trio performed live with several different drummers before recruiting Jason Ferguson in mid 1998. The band recorded, produced and released their... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2011 11:00pm - Saturday March 19, 2011 12:00am
Skinny's Ballroom 115 San Jacinto Blvd

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