They’re Calling It Free Love

Austin Music Minute

They’re Calling It Free Love

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013

I do get chided about this at the station because it’s a regular obsession with me: The triple bill. That’s when I encounter shows that feature three local bands I’m nuts about – although lately, it’s gotten crazier because sometimes there’ll be four or five instead of just three. At any rate, these gigs tend to be exceptional treats for local music fans like myself. Bring it on. Woo!

Dubbed “Free Love,” the show tonight at Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th St., is making a point of celebrating non-Valentine’s Day with some fantastic music. My heart soars, oh triple bill. I can’t quit you, man:

– It’s a band, not a person. (Sorry. Never get tired of saying that.) Local quintet Frank Smith continues to conquer with their 2012 release, Before You Were Born, mesmerizing moody roots rock with dark melodies. They’re starting a tour which kicks off tonight with a show-opening slot.

– It’s a part of my rock ‘n’ roll fantasy. Local quartet The Sweet Nuthin’ will have some new tracks out shortly. No doubt you’ll get to hear those live tonight.

– You know it. They’re on fire. Leopold & His Fiction, led by front man Daniel James, unleashes folk-inflected, vintage rock sounds upon the masses. Headlining tonight. Another must-see.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Recommended. And swoon all you want.