Sound on Sound day 3 pics (Thursday, Young Thug, Carcass, Big Freedia, more)
“We are Thursday from New Brunswick, New Jersey, and we broke up six years ago,” grinned screamer Geoff Rickly broadly as the post-hardcore pioneers ripped Sound on Sound apart Sunday night…
…From chord one of “Autobiography of a Nation,” the firestorm fragility of Thursday was back. Tech problems melted away and in their place returned rosy memories of old Austin shows in vintage Emo’s and La Zona Rosa, sweat-drenched and soaring. If anything’s changed, Rickly’s pass-the-mic bond with fans has matured him into a more assured, relaxed, energized frontman.
If Thursday never plays again after this short round, they leave at a peak. This reunion felt like communion, welcoming an old friend home again. [Austin Chronicle]
The third and final day of inaugural Texas festival Sound on Sound (aka “the new FFF”) was plagued by bad weather that caused the fest to evacuate for a few hours. Once things picked back up though, it seemed like it ended on a high note. There was a late-night Young Thug set, Carcass, Big Freedia, Explosions in the Sky, Courtney Barnett, Bob Mould, White Lung, Protomartyr, Baroness, the reunited Thursday, and more.