Are You Listening?

Austin Music Minute

Are You Listening?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013

The Nashville-based Kopecky Family Band is more of a musical family than a biological one, named after one of its founding members, Kelsey Kopecky. She and co-founder Gabe Simon met while playing at an impromptu jam session in a college dorm in 2007. It just felt like the perfect synergy. They brought together a multi-instrumental outfit with a very bold, emotive indie/symphonic rock style with a touch of old-school summertime pop.

Their full-length debut Kids Raising Kids sounds as though it came from a band that’s been together for years instead of an up-and-coming new talent. Kopecky and Simon switch back and forth on vocal duties, while the band wields an unexpected cache of instruments – violin, horns, cello and xylophone, not to mention whistling done very well. On top of that, the album’s exploration of a complex array of emotions pushes it beyond your standard pop-rock fare. It’s absolutely solid throughout.

Make plans to see the Kopecky Family Band when they play tonight on Stubb’s indoor stage, 801 Red River, following the Of Monsters and Men show in the Waller Creek Amphitheater with Half Moon Run. KFB gets started after 9:30 p.m. Always a joy to watch and hear. Recommended.