Photographs by Matt Rainwaters
Styling by Laurel Kinney & Stevie Sweeney
Take a slow ride with the cool kids. Our favorite musicians help us recreate iconic scenes from Richard Linklater’s 1993 classic, “Dazed and Confused.” Let the good times roll.
Trey Privott (vocals), Megan Hartman (bass), Natalie Wright (keys), John Courtney (guitar) and Damien Llanes (drums)
Vibe: Rock, soul and psych tied together by Privott’s distinctive vocals.
Up Next: Their “Monsters” single will be released this month, followed by the full debut album, “Samsara,” this June. Look for SXSW shows, plus spring and summer tour dates with St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Gary Clark Jr.
Heard on Set: “I’m from Georgia, and I saw ‘Dazed and Confused’ with friends from Texas. I remember being in shock, because I grew up more sheltered, and the things that happened in the movie were definitely not happening in my community. But it was good. Made me party harder.” – Privott
Mélat (solo artist)
Vibe: R&B with notes of soul and pop.
Up Next: Look for the singer’s “Weak” video and a new project titled, “After All” this spring.
Heard on Set: “My brain is this weird mishmash of old-school jazz, Ethiopian music and Willie Nelson. And then there’s my Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston side.” – Mélat
Saúl Arteta (guitar) and Sisi Berry (vocals), with (not pictured) Jared Blair (bass) and Cruz Crase (drums).
Vibe: Edgy rock with Spanish influences.
Up Next: Look for their “Mama” single and music video this March, followed by the full album “All the Lights are On,” this spring.
Heard on Set: “Our song ‘Oh’ was used in an Austin Convention Center promo. It starts off with ‘Alright, alright, alright.’ And then it pans to us, and I thought, Oh my God, Matthew McConaughey’s basically on our song.” – Berry
Tim Hagen (drums), Cullen Trevino (vocals, guitar), Colin Harmon (vocals, guitar), Jack Malonis (keys) and David Stimson (bass).
Vibe: Indie pop meets classic rock and roll.
Up Next: Fresh off a recording session in Chicago, they’ll be releasing a new EP, titled “Eyelids Shut” this spring. Catch the guys live at Antone’s on March 8, before which they will have wrapped a tour with Post Animal and Ron Gallo.
Heard on Set: “We all live together — well, not Colin, because he’s married and that would be weird, but the rest of us do.” – Hagen
Tomar Williams (vocals) with (not pictured) Andy Tenberg (guitar), David Earl (organ), Mitch Fischels (bass) and Paul Kresowik (drums).
Vibe: Self-described soul band.
Up Next: Keep an eye out for the band’s SXSW official showcase and a new album, tentatively titled “Rise Above,” out this spring.
Heard on Set: “I was raised on soul and jazz and have been playing music since 1979. My brothers and I started a band, and before I knew it, I found out I could sing.” – Williams