This was a cd release show for Matt's wonderful new album called "Animal Boy." I read a review that referred to it as a "sweet" record. Couldn't agree more. Sweet as in tender, not sweet as in everyone's use of that word these days.
The place was packed & Matt came on with the band, played the entire record from end to beginning! It was pretty cool, something different. They took a break after that, returned and played another hour doing some of his older stuff while ending with a great Led Zep cover!
The band includes Scrappy Jud Newcomb on lead guitar who is my favorite in Austin and I think this is the last time I'm gonna say it. Every time I mention him I throw that in there. Enough is enough. Also in the band doing backup vocal is Seela. She is great and sounds so good with Matt.
This was an $8 cover show. Opening act was a Danish band called Leaving Small Town. They were terrific!
"Animal Boy" is great from beginning to end or end to beginning! You should buy it straight away and do it from his website so he can get the most bang from your buck:
There is a nice little video of Matt & Scrappy Jud performing "Osaka In The Rain" (my favorite on the new cd) the morning of the show on KGSR, Radio Austin:
Also, go listen to Leaving Small Town. I really enjoyed them.