2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

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Thursday, March 19
11:00PM - 11:40PM

Saxon Pub
1320 S Lamar Blvd


Listen to Triptych


Churchwood is an avant-blues quintet from Austin, Texas known for its poetry-driven lyrics, high-energy performances, and eccentric approach to making blues-based rock and roll. The lineup consists of Bill Anderson (guitar), Joe Doerr (vocals, harmonica), Adam Kahan (bass), Billysteve Korpi (guitar), and Julien Peterson (drums).

Churchwood's musical influences are wide-ranging. The band's self-proclaimed "dystopic blues" style belies its reverence for the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and other blues masters; however, many critics suggest that musical risk-takers like Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave are of equal importance to Churchwood's sound. Much like his published poetry, Doerr's lyrics reflect an interest in French Symbolism, Literary Modernism, Surrealism, and Beat Poetry. His themes are largely existentialist in scope; absurdity, anxiety, alienation, passion, indi...

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