In one of the most intimate venues in Austin, Texas, Barracudas, indie pop band TV Girl along with opener Get A Life, entertained fans with a night of songs about hair, love, flowers, and jobs. Get A Life (Chase DeMaster), a Houston based artist, enters the stage with a guitar in hand and a beat track by his side. He treated the audience like his best friends and joked from time to time about being full grown in the state of Texas and what is the best Beyoncé song. Later in the show he asked the audience to play along with him- he tossed a tambourine and the crowed exchanged shimmering beats. In the end, he picked two people from the audience, musically inclined or not, he taught them to play his last song. Truly an interactive listening experience.
As the night grew darker, the neon light of TV Girl’s logo glowed purple on the stage. The crowed started to stir and collect to the front. Slowly the group walked to the stage to their respective places, and the crowd cheered while they smiled back and looked down at their instruments and track pads. TV Girl played a delightful set with songs from their albums, French Exit to Death of a Party Girl. Brad Petering’s signature vocals floated along with each song’s dreamy orchestrations and chimes. There were monologues of love, and the significance of roses, which were tossed to the audience’s pleasure and shared with lovers. There was a monologue of hair, the change of hair, long hair, short hair, or blonde hair. He painted stories and situations with Mac Demarco and other dreams. The night ended with TV Girl and Get A Life off-stage, greeting their fans and conversing what is to come next.
Photos by Majesty Rich
Article by Hollie Cira