Residual Kid @ Frontier Bar - 8/18/2012
On 8/18, Ringo Deathstarr played a pre-tour show The Frontier Bar in East Austin with Spiritual Wives, Residual Kid, The Boxing Lesson, and The Well. Missed The Well's early set, but arrived just as The Boxing Lesson took the stage (coverage of Ringo Deathstarr's and Spiritual Wives' sets over in another post).
Residual Kid. who will be playing FunFunFun 7, are indeed kids, but there's no question about their skill, commitment, and talent. They even covered the drum kit for The Boxing Lesson's set.
They're not new to the game either. Their current incarnation is at least their second line-up. From their Facebook page:
Residual Kid is comprised of musicians Ben Redman (drums), Deven Ivy (guitar) and Max Redman (bass), who have a penchant for face-melting alternative rock!More pictures from both The Boxing Lesson's & Residual Kid's performances below...
The Austin music scene is rife with musicians some of whom have been playing music for most of their lives as well as eager amateurs, all trying to rise above the fray and obtain some recognition for their art, scratch out a living, while trying to avoid the dreaded velvet coffin. The members of Residual Kid have been playing music for most of their lives and thrust themselves into this scene a few years ago, aspiring to play music that reflects their diverse influences, while bringing something new and fresh to music fans in Austin and beyond.
Every band experiences the highs and lows of the music business, and Residual Kid haven't been immune to either. Years of gigging around town in any club they could get a show while fine tuning their original material, the band began to reap the rewards of their hard work in 2011. A fresh set of songs on their debut EP, television appearances, bigger shows with cool Austin bands, and media attention began to feel the rewards of hard work and dedication. Then...everything changed. The departure of the band's primary singer and contributing songwriter at the peak, caused a pause in the Winter of 2011.
After some serious consideration, the three original members Ben, Deven, and Max decided to regroup, refocus, and redefine the sound of Residual Kid. Just a few months out of the scene, the band returned to the stage with new material and a new sound, much to the approval of their old fans and gaining new fans rapidly. The band's sound reflects that music that has proven inspirational in their lives, raw, punk-inspired, sonic, and at times complex in structure. Heading into Summer of 2012, the band has experienced a few months of great shows, with a full plate of activity awaiting them. A recording session with The Bubble's Frenchie Smith is on the books for July along with some exciting shows...
Ben Redman, Max Redman and Deven Ivy are destined to play music for the rest of their lives..and if that doesn't work out, there's always skateboarding.
The Boxing Lesson