Fair City Fire has a headlining set at Mohawk coming up Sunday night. We thought we'd take some time to reflect on some of our favorite memories from Mohawk. Ya know, to just kind of let you know some of why playing there really means something to us! It's one of the best rock venues on the planet. Sunday show starts at 9pm and we go on at 11pm. It features Sunrise Police (ATX) and Vicoda (Denver, Co). Support Austin original music and let's show these crazies from Denver a good time!
Clint- A fond memory I have at Mohawk was my first time checking out Free Week as an Austinite. It was January 2013 and Whiskey Shivers was playing on the outside stage. The crowd was great and the band crushed it. The atmosphere and energy encompassed the great live music vibes Austin is renowned for. Seeing a local band in a setting like that was inspiring and the show was a blast!
Brian- Free Week- 2014 maybe 2015? Watching Lowin and Otis the Destroyer open for Surfer Blood on the outdoor stage at Mohawk. I remember the weather was just perfect that night. The sound was on point there as usual and it was packed. Lowin came out and lived up to their namesake. (Lowin is the German word for Lioness). It was an absolutely kickass rock and roll set. Otis the Destroyer then took the stage and I felt this enormous sense of Austin pride. Song after song… Otis the Destroyer made themselves (to this day) my favorite local band. The energy, the riffage, the songwriting.. It’s everything a rock and roll kid could want (ok, so I’m 30... whatever). What was really funny to me was the national headlining act, Surfer blood, trying to follow those two local bands that left it all on the stage… with their mid tempo alt-rock thing. They were a good band, don’t get me wrong, but they were majorly overshadowed by Austin that night.
Joe- My favorite night at the Mohawk was one night when we were playing on the inside stage and we had a lot of fun and a great night but on the outside stage was one of the craziest shows I have ever seen. We heard something that sounded like Black Sabbath but when we went outside what we encountered was Mac Sabbath. A Black Sabbath cover band but the musicians were the McDonald's characters after they were dumped it a pool of toxic sludge and Black Sabbath records and the lyrics were changed to focus on Mickey D's!! It was a crazy show but it got us pretty pumped to play our set inside. It was a good night at the Mohawk inside and out.
Brett- That time Matt Jones threw that chicks phone charger that was plugged into Wolff mans pedal board was awesome! Then she straight up punched him in his face knocking his glasses off.