This past Saturday, I headed down to the Main Street “Island” around 6 in the evening to enjoy some solid local music, hang out with a bunch of good friends and to help support my good buddy and boss at the Houston Press Chris Gray. I got there just in time for the start of Hayes Carll
‘s set, who chose to perform stripped down with only an acoustic guitar and his voice box for a 45 minute romp of originals and covers. After Hayes finished up, we converged to the patio where we took over a table and started in on some good conversation. I jumped around inside Continental Club and Big Top to snap some pictures of Spain Colored Orange
, Electric Attitude
and a host of other bands mostly playing a bunch of covers, but continually made it back out to our table of rotating cast members. After a while, we took to Big Top to catch great acoustic sets from both Benjamin Wesley
and Joe Mathlete
before the Wild Moccasins
rained down their brand of indie dance pop on the growing crowd in the Continental Club. By the time Buxton
hit the stage after the Moccasins, the crowd had surged, their energy being instantly transferred to the group onstage. They served as somewhat of a headliner that night, so it was fitting for them to round off their set with a cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” which was the perfect dedication to the man we were all celebrating that day.
I took a whole bunch of pictures from the event, which you can check out after the jump.