Wednesday, March 15, 2017

That New Orleans Americana, SXSW

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:45 PM

click to enlarge Hurray for the Riff Raff plays the main stage at the packed Empire Garage, on Tuesday night, during SXSW. - DANYELLE KHMARA
  • Danyelle Khmara
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff plays the main stage at the packed Empire Garage, on Tuesday night, during SXSW.

I’ve loved Hurray for the Riff Raff since I moved to Tucson. Their music, which I could only in find YouTube videos of neighborhood-bar performances, was raw, dirty and real, just like Tucson. It was like sipping whiskey, kickin’ rocks by the train tracks and days ending in blistering pink sunsets. Their brand-new album, “The Navigator” rings of that same feminist Americana fuck-all but sprinkled with the subtle wisdom of time gone by.

Front woman Alynda Segarra took the stage at SXSW in ripped jeans, a puffy black jacket and black baseball cap. Playing the packed Mazda Studio at Empire Garage, she sings about being an outlaw and getting over heartbreak. Some of the songs in their set have a Latin feel and others, a hint of Surf Rock.

“This is for all the wild woman in the audience,” Segarra says softly into the mic before belting out her new song, “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl.”


Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Danyelle Khmara

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

AfroFusion Dance Class with Yarrow King and Live Drumming by Key Ingredients!

AfroFusion Dance Class with Yarrow King and Key Ingredients of African Soul along with special guests, Prince… More

@ Rhythm Industry Performance Factory Fri., Aug. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. 1013 S. Tyndall Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. 18 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: August 17-19 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Congressman Grijalva Receives Award for "Best Constituent Services" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Salsa, Tequila & Tacos Take Over Tucson (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Claytoon of the Day: Troll (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Claytoon of the Day: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation