Gulf Coast Soul Shine

This is the new face of soul, straight outta Houston. If it needs to be put more bluntly, here you go: The Suffers will move you.

They pack the room and erupt with an explosive energy like no other. And there’s no doubt this is a band that puts a lot of love into their stage show. It’s the entire package – a tight rhythm section, a massive horn section, and an amazing vocalist like Kam Franklin – that all gels together like magic. They’ve gone from selling out Houston venues to captivating crowds of thousands at big festivals. Expect a new full-length album this year to follow up their debut 45.

The Suffers will perform for the official Vampire Weekend afterparty tonight on the Stubb’s indoor stage, 801 Red River. But allow the Austin Music Minute to make one thing emphatically clear: Even if you don’t see VW, make sure you see The Suffers. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Very recommended.

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