WEEKEND REVIEW: SCOTT COLLINS, MEAN JOLENE, AND THE STACKS
By Lexi and Mo
Check out this week's FullNote Weekend Recap where we caught shows from Austin bands Scott Collins, Mean Jolene, and The Stacks.
Scott Collins released his new EP Roadmaps Friday at The Saxon Pub and we were lucky to be in attendance. Normally a solo act, Scott showcased his new music accompanied by bassist, Einar Pedersen and drummer, Chris Copeland which added an energy we didn’t know we needed. Scott wears his heart on his sleeve and this album was no different with its intimate songwriting and transparent lyrics. In “Somewhere Different Here” Scott created a darker sound that showcased his powerful raw gritty vocals. Ending the show with an old favorite, “Chicago” Scott proved throughout his set that he could command a room full of eager listeners. Look out for Scott Thursday nights in August at Geraldine’s.
Mean Jolene celebrated their tour homecoming Saturday at Hotel Vegas and let us say, tour did them well. The band delivered a tight and energetic sweat fueled set. Jolie’s vocals are reminiscent of mid 90’s Courtney Love, particularly “Glory Daze” with it’s passionate and charismatic performance. They kept the crowd moving with upbeat drums from Adam Sharp and the jaggling guitar riffs of Ray Seraphin. We’re excited to have Mean Jolene back and can’t wait to catch them again.
Following Mean Jolene, The Stacks, a three-piece powerhouse put on an invigorating set at Hotel Vegas. Diagnosed with Lymphoma earlier this year, Jake Ames has been battling cancer but this has not stopped him from rocking our faces off over and over again. The strength and tenacity he holds shines through with every guitar riff and vocal line. Our favorite of the set was “White Roses” which proves there is power in simplicity with its continuous guitar riff and layers of sound that Jake so skillfully weaves in and out of. You can catch The Stacks next on Thursday, August 23rd at Antone’s Record Shop.
(You can still donate to Jake’s fundraiser here: https://www.gofundme.com/fzfe3-help-jake-beat-cancer)