You’ve had to have seen Mike St. Clair before. If you’ve caught shows by Okkervil River, The Polyphonic Spree, White Denim…your Austin Music Minute host can go on and on with all the names, right up to a performance with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, for crying out loud…then chances are good you may have noticed St. Clair in all the brilliant madness. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, all of the things, St. Clair’s talent keeps him in demand for damn good reason.
But take heed of St. Clair’s own creation, Pocket Sounds, an outstanding project as both solo performance and collaborative effort involving several other impressive musicians in the ATX scene. From the excellent EP You Are Not Alone to this year’s instantly addictive Radio Song cassette release, Pocket Sounds reigns as a unique pop experience. Catch Pocket Sounds’ residency show tonight at Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe, with The Pendulum Hearts and Willy McGee sharing the bill.
The music starts at 9 p.m. So recommended.
-Photography by Julia Reihs for KUTX.