Mockingbird Loyals, Seraph
213 W 5th St
Austin, TX, 78701
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
David Stükenberg, usually referred to only by his bizarre-sounding, German surname (pronounced "stew-ken-burg"), is an aberrant songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Stükenberg was born the son of nomad missionaries and spent his childhood traveling according to the demands of his parents' work, which he describes as "the type of work that doesn't steal land, end lives, and dictate self-righteousness, but instead helps those in need the way the Bible would actually intend." Due to his dozen plus schools, combined with continual relocating, David gravitated towards the one consistent friend he had: music.
By age eighteen, Stükenberg had turned down various music scholarships in exchange for a number of music-related contracts in Nashville, TN, which he recalls, "sounded a lot cooler at the time." A few years later, he returned to Wisconsin to focus on writing his own music, and in early 2010 released The Silo Project.
"Celtic bluegrass on heroin" is what we're told. But they look harmless enough. Maybe just watch your purse...
"Scott Andrews has come back from the dead. Twice. Not figuratively. He was literally medically dead twice before the age of 25, and both times was graciously allowed to breathe a bit longer. Andrews is certain that music is what he is meant to do, and after two times dancing through the space between life and death, there are few who will doubt his sense of purpose. It is also no surprise that one who has been so close to death makes music that is so vigorously, pleadingly resolute about living life while we have it.
SERAPH, the rock outfit helmed by Andrews, has this urgency of life latent in its work, and telegraphs this message with a sound akin to a meld of Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, and Pink Floyd. Playing as an Americana Rock trio in Austin, TX, as well as frequent tours in the U.S., SERAPH is determined to share this music and the message that drives it..."
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