Do512 Family editor, Jamie Jett, somehow managed to get out of bed and get to Day Two of KUTX Live at the Four Seasons, a 4-part, early morning, live music series that started Wednesday, Mar. 12 and will continue through Saturday, Mar. 15. Jett arrived this morning, Thursday, Mar. 13, at 8 am sharp (kind of) to see what these early shows were like. Here are her thoughts…
Somehow, I don’t know how, I managed to make it to the KUTX event this morning at 8 am to see Phox and Bright Light Social Hour. I’ve been a huge fan of Phox ever since they played our Do512 event at the Scottish Rite Theater at last year’s SXSW. I had been wanting to see this live series for the past couple of years but have had a hard time with actually getting there.
The series takes place at The Four Seasons at San Jacinto and Cesar Chavez Streets. It was easy to get to since it was so early, and I scored a parking spot in the front lot without any problems, which is reason enough to sing the event’s praises. When you go through the front doors you take a left, go down the stairs and continue down a hallway until you arrive to the event. It costs $10 per person, and a breakfast taco and unlimited coffee is included in the price.
I was surprised that the room was full when I got there. It’s a large room with plenty of seats, but since it is so popular and the bands are so amazing, I guess it fills up pretty quickly. There was plenty of standing room along the sides, which is where we ended up for the show.
The sound is top-notch and the vibe is very laid back. There were plenty of families and the age range was across the board. A mother danced next to me with her baby in her arms and there were quite a few kids of all ages hanging out. If you are a music lover but your child can’t really hang with loud, outdoor, hectic events, then the KUTX Live at The Four Seasons event is pretty primo. But, it is also not the place to have your toddler run around or your baby cry, it’s a live recording so the room does need to be somewhat quiet and calm. I think the fact that it is so early in the morning makes it a good time for the young ones. If they get restless, there is a really nice outdoor area that you can escape to and let them run around.
There are more breakfast tacos available for purchase, AND there’s a Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosas and Miller Lite and Fireman’s 4 on draft. KIND was also set up, offering free KIND bars in exchange for encouraging messages written on a postcard that they will give to kids in the hospital battling leukemia.
The whole thing was pretty surreal. Phox was amazing, and, of course, the Bright Light Social Hour sounded so great. I love getting a chance to see music in a place that I know will have high-quality sound, and where I won’t have to deal with drunk, loud, tall people standing in front of me and mussing up my experience (that was last night, thanks). If you have the chance to go, definitely take it. I would go to this every day if I could.
- 7 am -> Mother Falcon
- 8 am -> Spanish Gold
- 9 am -> Andrew Belle
- 10 am -> Lee Fields and the Expressions