LOOK & WATCH: Texas Is The Reason @ Masquerade w/ Into It. Over It. & Look Alive 3.9.13
“I’ve never seen anything quite like this…”
It was a magical musical March evening at the Masquerade Atlanta featuring Texas Is The Reason, Into It. Over It. and Look Alive. I hope you were there and this post brings you back to that evening but if you weren’t, this post will give you a taste of the magic and affirm that Texas Is The Reason is still very much “at the heart of my [and your] everything.”
Texas Is The Reason
Reunions are funny – sometimes they are purely an opportunity to relive glory days and hopefully make some money that wasn’t made the first time around. However, the real magic happens when a band that is someone’s current obsession, one that they thought they would NEVER get to see, is right there in front of them playing live. I would go so far as to posit that “it’s days like this that keep me alive.” The best part about this show was how the preponderance of the audience was seeing Texas Is The Reason for the first time.
Happily I’ve been lucky enough to see Texas Is The Reason 5 times in the past six months (three times at REV25 NYC and REV25 Chicago). With only two more US dates so far on the TITR 2013 calendar – March 29th in San Francisco and March 30th in Hollywood – this show might have been my last time seeing them. Sad Face. Here’s what they played:
Please check out more photos from the Texas Is The Reason set in the gallery at the end of this post or visit my collection of TITR photos here. And, here’s the video of the full Texas Is The Reason set (Disclaimer: the camera was placed back and to the left and apologies for the lack of fancy microphone so the audio is a bit gritty but it’s definitely authentic!):
One last thing – Texas Is The Reason has a re-issue out of “Do You Know Who You Are?: The Complete Collection” on Revelation Records that contains two previously unreleased tracks – you can get it on vinyl or CD here.
Into It. Over It.
Into It. Over It. first popped up on my radar when Evan did a series of Florida dates with SubAp favorites, Fake Problems and You Blew It. Since then, Into It. Over It. has garnered a bevy of fans and toured extensively playing shows all over the place including the legendary Topshelf Records Generator Show at FEST 11. On this night, Into It. Over It. had a dedicated fan club up front singing-a-long and requesting songs from the vault and he deftly won over the newbies. Right now, Into It. Over It. is finishing a new record and I cannot wait to hear it!
Check out more photos from Into It. Over It’s set here.
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