The Pauses @ Ghost Room #SxSW

The Pauses @ The Ghost Room

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After The Benson Interruption on Saturday night, I walked down 6th street towards The Ghost Room to see The Pauses play for a South By Southwest 2011 Festival record showcase.

On the way, I stopped and watched a guy who had a drum kit and a speaker playing some ambient music that he was playing along with. I don’t know how long he had been there, but I watched him for about 10 minutes and he never stopped, despite the tempo changes.

After paying the $10 cover charge (free with badge), I arrived at The Ghost Room. There was a good sized crowd, and The Pauses were setting up to play just as I walked in. It’s a medium sized club, a little bigger than you’d find in most of the bars on 6th. I waited until they were done sound checking then said hello to my friend and Pauses drummer, Nathan Chase.

Nathan is also one of the founders of the popular movie ranking site Flickchart.com. Because of Nathan, I’ve had to solve such deep and intellectual challenges as to which movie would I rather choose between: Batman & Robin or Ishtar. The answer: go outside instead.

The Pauses took the stage, and some jackass I yelled “FUCK YEAH THE PAUSES!”

They played a sampler of their recently released album A Cautionary Tale and sounded great. Lead singer Tierney Tough had great energy to match Jason Kupfer’s epic guitar and Nathan Chase’s manic drumming. If you get a chance to see them perform live, do it.

You can find them on Facebook, or go directly to The Pauses official site for upcoming tour dates, links to purchase a copy of A Cautionary Tale as well as t-shirts and other merchandise.

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