beach fossils and Wild Nothing gone as a co-headliner »On the roadtouring across North America in early October. They played in every major city in Texas and ended their Texas run in Houston’s own city. satellite bar. The doors opened at 7 and everyone was eager to have a few drinks and enjoy the soothing sounds of the wonderful artists performing.
the mystic Hannah Jadagu opened the show, and everyone was pure vibes! It seemed like it was the first time everyone had heard of Jadagu, but all I could see were people rocking and raising their glasses to the singer. She even played a cool cover of MIA’s”paper planesin which everyone clapped and sang. She started playing her new song titled “All my time is wasted,” a song she said she wrote after leaving school in New York, then bragged about touring with the legendary Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing. She energetically closed her set with the beautiful sweet song “What’s going on.”
Wild Nothing took the stage a few minutes later. According to a fan in the audience, the last time Wild Nothing played in Houston was in 2018, so it’s been a while since they played for the Houston crowds. What I felt was the most memorable moment was that the keyboardist was constantly changing to play dreamy sax melodies, because you could just tell he was playing with passion. Throughout their set, everyone was dancing and clapping loudly, to which the lead singer replied, “Houston knows how to rock.” Wild Nothing ended their set with their most popular song”Shadow.”
Beach Fossils officially took the stage and the crowd went wild. I even noticed two girls at the barricade with cute pun signs that said “Beach my Fossil” and “Go Down (the line) on Me”. During the show, the bassist started playing the memorable bass line from their song “all along the lineand as soon as the rest of the band joined in, the screams of the crowd almost blew my eardrums (yes, even with earplugs). The most satisfying part of the show happened when the crowd mightily shouted the lyrics “A TAXI“, a word that alone gathered the crowds.
Unfortunately, I had to leave the show a little early. I stopped at Whataburger next to the venue for a chocolate milkshake and fries before hitting the road, where I could still hear Beach Fossils playing. While waiting in the drive-thru line, lead singer Dustin Payseur shouted out to people waiting in line and asked cars to honk twice for the band! Of course, I honked. It was definitely my favorite moment because even after I left, I still felt like I was there. The last song I heard them play was “May, the 1st», a truly transcendent experience even from my car.
Spending my Saturday night at the Satellite Bar with these bands was such an amazing experience, especially since this experience has a lot of “firsts” for me – the first time I’ve photographed a show since the start of the pandemic, the first time with Coog Radio, and visits the well-known Houston location for the first time. If you’re ever lucky enough to catch Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing or Hannah Jadagu at a show, take advantage and do it because you won’t regret it!
All photos by Keylee Paz for Coog Radio.