Austinites living in the self-proclaimed “live music capital of the world” have a a long history of celebrating their city in song. But Friday night, they will be celebrating another part of Texas – the Gulf Coast.
The debut performance by the music collective, Montopolis amounts to a multimedia love letter to the Texas coast, with voices and images from the Gulf set to an original score composed by Justin Sherburn – a former member of the indie band Okkervil River. It’s called “The Living Coast.” Sherburn says the performance won’t be the first time the group has documented beloved parts of Texas, musically.
“This is fourth in a series of Montopolis shows about different ecosystems in Texas,” Sherburn says. “We started with the San Marcos River with a show called Yocona. We then moved to Enchanted Rock.”