Yesterday was a pretty good one for Austra. Not only did the synth pop band send their debut album, Feel It Break, off into the world with a sold out hometown gig in Toronto, but JAY-Z TWEETED ABOUT THEM. (Does that count as a ‘co-sign’?)
Of course, we knew all about them waaaaay before Hova. And, of course, the best dressed photographer at the gig was omgblog.com sharpshooter Karen, who elbowed her way to the front of a packed Lee’s Palace to capture the band’s ringleader Katie Stelmanis as she rocked the mic in a pair of eye-catching geometric Patternity tights.
Check out the photos of Austra and opening act Trust after the jump!
Katie Stelmanis and twin back-up singers Romy and Sari Lightman headbang in unison.
Those tights from the front…
…and now the side.
The best shot we got of super cute Austra bass player Dorian Wolf.
The thirst-quenching view from the bar.
Trust singer Robert Alfons reps Canadian fashion in an over-sized Jeremy Laing sweater.
Austra/Trust drummer Maya Postepseki prides herself on never breaking a sweat on stage. For real.
Austra 2011 tour dates:
May 21 – Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar ^
May 23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge ^ (Sold out)
May 25 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ^
May 26 – Montreal, Quebec @ Il Motore ^
May 27 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Ritual Nightclub ^
May 28 – Waterloo, Ontario @ Starlight Room ^
June 26 – San Diego CA @ The Casbah*
June 29 – Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge*
June 30 – Denver CO @ Bluebird Theatre*
June 31 – Omaha NE @ The Waiting Room*
August 1 – St Louis MO @ Firebird*
August 2 – Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop*
August 4 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
August 5 – Philadelphia PA @ Voyeur*
August 6 – New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
* w/ Cold Cave
^ w/ Trust