High Five! from The Hounds Below
Detroit’s own Jason Stollsteimer may have initially stole the hearts of garage pop enthusiasts across the globe with his former major-label project The Von Bondies, but he’s out to prove that The Hounds Below are a force to be reckoned with. After forming in 2009, The Hounds Below have trotted across the States, gracing dive bars and music halls with crooning vocals and vintage rock ‘n’ roll riffs.
Before heading across the pond for a UK tour this spring, vocalist Jason Stollsteimer, bassist Jesse Shepherd-Bates, drummer Griffin Bastian, and guitarist Skye Thrasher toss up a High Five! of their favorite SXSW refuges:
1. Home Slice Pizza
This is the best pizza in Austin!
2. Sister Temperance Tarot
Psychic readings are great….seriously! Angeliska of Sister Temperance Tarot is a natural intuitive tarot reader with over 20 years of experience working with tarot cards.
3. Texas Custom Boots
You end up walking a ton at SXSW; I have destroyed many pairs of shoes and boots at this festival.
4. Iron Works BBQ
Iron Works serves up great barbeque near the main hub of SXSW.
5. The Blue Starlite
This is such a badass drive-in movie theater!
Be sure to catch one of The Hounds Below’s SXSW sets if you’re in Austin this weekend:
March 16, 2012 @ Sidebar – 2pm
March 16, 2012 @ Lovejoys (Texas Jumpstart Party) – 4:30pm
March 17, 2012 @ 512 Rooftop (Official SXSW Showcase) – 11:00pm
This week’s High Five! is brought to you by: Jason Stollsteimer of The Hounds Below with Lauren Mercury Roberts
Photo Credit: Tony Katai
To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!