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15 Minute Live Performances

15 Minute Live Performances: The Wanderers

The Wanderers
Credit: Samuel Graves

Australia has a rich history of blessing the rest of the world with terrific bands. The Wanderers could be the latest band to follow in that tradition. The band dazzled at several SXSW showcase events last week, showing audiences in Austin what they’re fully capable of when armed and operated.

Don’t say we didn’t tell you because we did! A few weeks ago, we caught up with the band’s Dusty Lee Stephensen in our A Day in the Life feature. He filled us in on what you will hopefully know in due time.

“Your favorite albums from Dad’s record collection, that you only listen to while he’s out because you don’t want him to know you think it’s cool,” Stephenson said It’s a bit of everything really. Funk, soul, neo-soul, disco, fuzzy guitars, sax lines, harmonies… it’s all the shit we like to hear on records, put into our own music in whatever way we sit fit.”

Sounds good, right?

Here’s the setlist:

“Nothing in this World”
“Never Too Much” – Luther Vandross

In our last session, we featured Neal Francis, an artist who has dominated indie and alternative radio for the better part of the past six months. Other artists who have dazzled during our 15-minute sets include Robert Finley, UPSAHL, John R. Miller, Cedric Burnside and the Grammy-nominated ensemble Cha Wa. You can watch all of the previous episodes here.