Festival season is in the air! We have SXSW right around the bend, Euphoria shortly after, a psychedelic rockers paradise, Levitation Fest, and numerous others all stuffed into a couple months. So prepare yourself, let your damn hair down, let your freak flag fly, and tune in to some of our top notch local bands.
One group to put on your list that will undoubtedly put on wondrous show if you’re able to make it out to see them is the rock group Torino Black. Formally known as Stella. The North, this powerful and grungy rock band is making some noise, and bangin’ some heads here in the Austin music scene. Torino Black is a badass rock n’ roll band based right here out of Austin Texas that was originally founded by lead singer Sisi Berry, and lead guitarist Saul Arteta in 2013. Since then they have added Matt Onkst on Bass guitar and Adrian Blanco with the heartbeat on the drums, and have really honed in a sound as unique as their name.
So, After a 3 month tour in Europe and generating a lot of attention, they might as well keep shit rollin’ and drop an EP! Coming up on Saturday March 5, 2016, Torino Black will have a release show at The Parish Austin right on 6th street for the debut of their EP Food for a Therapist. Buy tickets ahead of time to secure a spot at Eventbrite, or take your chances at the door, but I do not recommend you miss this show.
The delicious grungy guitar riffs coming from guitarist Saul Arteta are guaranteed to electrify your fuckin’ body and make you bang your head and dance till you’re dizzy and drunk. You will want to do it all over again when you hear that lovely orotund voice come from Sisi Berry, their lead singer, whose powerful vocals are assured to knock you right on your ass and longing for more. For those of you that can’t wait and want a lil’ teaser, check out the song ‘Fire’ off the new EP and stream it as many times as you would like; this ballsy, heavy hitting song is a perfect preview of what’s to come, and hopefully a nice driving song to push you through the week. Get listening, and rocking, below.