#MusicMonday: SXSW Lookback, Moon Taxi at Geraldine’s

by Christian De Massis on March 25, 2019 in Entertainment, Music, Living Texas, Austin,

Named for one of the giants of the Austin music scene, the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt was the perfect venue for an immersive live concert series launched March 16 during SXSW.

Sitting atop the buzzy Rainey Street venue, Geraldine’s hosted Nashville’s Moon Taxi for the first in the coast to coast series.

Known for their smash single “Two High,” Nashville’s Moon Taxi performed in Austin March 16 during SXSW at the kickoff of the seven-city Kimpton Off the Record concert series. Photo Christian De Massis
Kimpton Off the Record brings people together for intimate performances in Kimpton locations across  the country, starting with Austin and continuing throughout the year with concerts in Boston, Toronto, Nashville, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Photo Christian De Massis
The regular Moon Taxi line-up has Trevor Terndrup on vocals and guitar, Spencer Thomson on lead guitar, Wes Bailey on keyboard, Tommy Putnam on bass and Tyler Ritter on drums. Photo Christian De Massis
Moon Taxi recently topped over 60 million streams on Spotify and has been on heavy rotation on SiriusXM. Photo Christian De Massis
As part of the Off the Record concert series, which launched in Austin during SXSW with a performance by Moon Taxi, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will partner with Vinyl Me, Please, a curated record of the month club subscription, and legendary guitar brand Gibson Guitars to raise funds for Kimpton’s longtime charity partner The Trevor Project. Photo Christian De Massis
Vinyl Me, Please will donate a portion of the proceeds from each subscription sign-up made through Kimpton’s Off the Record microsite to The Trevor Project. Gibson Guitars will donate12 Les Pauls, with a total value that exceeds $36,000, to Kimpton’s Off the Record silent auctions, with proceeds going directly to The Trevor Project. Photo Christian De Massis
“We have an exciting lineup of our favorite bands and artists for Off the Record this year,” said Lauren Bucherie, Kimpton’s Director of Music + Brand Activations. “Together, we’re so proud to support The Trevor Project’s important cause as part of the series.” Photo Christian De Massis

Cover photo photo Christian De Massis

Christian De Massis is a freelance photographer based in Austin.