SA AT SXSW 

No one seems to know how to describe the music of the Mechanical Walking Robotboy. After banging my head in frustration at my inability to neatly define their sound, I decided to ask people who had seen the band what they thought of the music. Names such as David Bowie, the Flaming Lips, the Velvet Underground, and heck, even David Byrne came up repeatedly, but always with the disclaimer: "Almost, but not quite." Chad Rinn of Full Tilt Productions described the band's sound as "coherent energy moving towards incoherence." Even the band was not quite sure what they did, referring to their music as having a "bit of '70s glam, '80s gloom, and a solid beat." One thing was for certain, however: Everyone who has seen them, myself included, absolutely loves them.

Including members from such San Antonio mainstays as 13, Evergreen, and Los Mescaleros, the Robotboy is that rare entity in the music scene: a truly original band that defies categorization. Let's just hope that the cookie-cutter music industry is ready for such an entity.
— JASON GOSSARD

NEXT WEEK AT SXSW: SPETTRO, TWO TONS OF STEEL, PONTY BONE & THE SQUEEZETONES, SUPA BROTHA SCIENTISTS


We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.


It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.


If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.


Calendar

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation