Turn the clock back some years to the time Factory People was on South Congress. Your humble Austin Music Minute maven was graciously escorted down the street by the late, great Leslie Cochran to a party going on there, featuring a show by none other than Ghostland Observatory. Aaron Behrens and Thomas Turner took the dancing, sweaty crowds by storm.
The braided Behrens worked the front man role for almost a decade, cutting soul-funky tracks alongside his caped partner in crime. But it was time for a break. G.O. was put on hiatus so both gents could take a major breather. However, as any passionate music lover will know, the music never stops. Ever.
Cut to 2013 and the creation of rock ‘n’ roll outfit Aaron Behrens & The Midnight Stroll. They made their official debut at last year’s ACL Fest – at the party-hearty hour of 11:15 a.m., quite a different pace for a bona fide fest vet who’s played to thousands. For Behrens, though, it was a great time and a refreshing challenge.
The band released a new self-titled EP last month, and will be back on the road for more tour dates through November. Don’t miss them before they head out – see Aaron Behrens & The Midnight Stroll tonight at the Historic Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St. The bill includes Ranch Ghost, Slomo Drags and Nic Armstrong. Get your rock on, man. Recommended.
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