Middle Sattre (SAT-tree) is an Austin-based folk band whose experimental edge gives their music a haunting and textural quality. Originating as a Salt Lake City-based solo project founded and fronted by Hunter Prueger, Middle Sattre began as a way to process internalized homophobia. Converging in Austin with Mitch Stevens (electric guitar, banjo, piano) and S. Wallace (vocals, keyboard/sampler), the band further grew into an eight person ensemble, including Jordan Walsh (prepared guitar, drums), Juniper Card (guitar, drums), Kai Jasmin (viola, guitar), Sophie Mathieu (cello), and James Tabata (bass). Lyrically, their compositions are at once both mournful and hopeful, and Prueger’s soft-spoken, almost whispery vocals have an ethereal intimacy that creates a sense of being let in on a long- guarded secret. In both intent and narrative, the band’s work is composed of vulnerable introspections on the agonies of repression and the ecstasies of slipping loose from those bonds. Sonically, that abstract of breaking free from constraint carries over into the band’s unconventional use of traditional instruments, experimenting by playing banjos with fidget spinners or strapping metal chains to guitars. Middle Sattre is rooted in folk traditions but is not bound by them, unshackled in both sound and story.
KILBY VENUE RULES
* No weapons of any kind.
* No outside food or beverages.
* No alcohol. Kilby Court is a dry, all ages venue.
* No drugs or illicit substances.
* No smoking inside the venue.
* No unauthorized/unlicensed vending, soliciting, handbills, sampling, or giveaways.
* No flash photography.
* No moshing, crowd-surfing, or stage diving.
* No pets allowed.
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