Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to attend Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour in Austin, Texas.
The night started off with a set from 888, who instantly made the crowd dance with their punk-filled electric sound. From their newest release “Older Now” to songs off their “Critical Mistakes” EP, 888’s entire set was full of nothing but energy and fun.
After they performed, Coast Modern hit the stage. Instantly, they made an impression, with an odd stage set up full of plants and fog machines. Playing songs off of their yet to be released album as well as previously released singles such as “Guru” and “Pockets Full of No”, Coast Modern brought an interesting yet diverse vibe to the room. With their eclectic and psychedelic sound, Coast Modern’s upcoming album is one to watch out for.
After they wrapped up their performance and the plants were cleared off the stage, it was Missio’s turn to play. As an Austin-originated band, it was a performance bursting with energy for their hometown show. Missio will be playing their hometown once again in October for ACL Festival.
Overall, the night was one for the books; all of the performers were unique in sound and in stage presence, yet all left an impression and were fun to listen to. If you are looking for new music, I would definitely recommend checking out all three of these bands, as they are for sure ones to watch.