Ramesh at The Belmont: Live Review

Ramesh_091814-5Sometimes unexpected and less than desirable elements make for a more magical evening of music. Former Voxtrot member Ramesh, who recently released his first solo full-length The King, was supposed to play Belmont’s outside stage last week. Due to the rain, the show got moved inside. The rain also meant that the show wasn’t nearly as heavily attended as one might have expected. However, those who made it out to the Belmont were a particularly respectful and attentive bunch of fans who wore genuine smiles throughout Ramesh’s set.

Ramesh_091814-6Throughout solo numbers and during slow, gorgeous string arrangements the room was pin-drop silent–an impressive accomplishment for any Austin band in any Austin venue. Yes, these committed fans made the night immediate and intimate, a perfect setting for Ramesh’s lush new indie pop gems. For more information on Ramesh, to hear music from the record, and to read us waxing philosophical on the state of the music culture, check out this article.

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Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.

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