Words & Photos By: Chapin Patel
On a very rainy Friday Night in Austin, fans stood patiently waiting for their favorite band to take the stage. Some fans had camped out since 1 am the night before and sat in the dreary weather all day, but were excited for their moment to begin. As the group came on stage, fans were cheering and smiles were spread all around, this was paradise and the mood became joyous and exciting. Vancouver-based Calpurnia consists of Finn Wolfhard (vocals + guitar), Jack Anderson (bass), Ayla Tesler-Mabe (guitar +vocals) and Malcom Craig (drums). The band signed to Royal Mountain Records in November of 2017 and their success has been astounding. The group has been touring all over North America and is also set to play the upcoming Shaky Knees festival as well as The Governor’s Ball.
The band did not disappoint and opened with a fan favorite, Blame. The crowd was very involved and singing along to every word. Later on, the band also played some covers such as Where Is My Mind by The Pixies and Say Ain’t So by Weezer. Fans jumped around and bobbed their heads during the set, some even brought homemade signs and cards to hold up. The band had amazing energy and kept everyone in a great mood despite the not so great weather. They truly, genuinely love what they do and that’s very easy to see. I really enjoyed their performance and would love to see them again.
Calpurnia is an amazing band and puts on a great show filled with energy and smiles.
Grab tickets to see the group here!