By Michael Botsford, Stephanie Northcutt and Ashley Ramirez
SAN ANTONIO – This week in the Garage psychedelic we’ve got a bluegrass and psycho folk sound explosion. It’s a two man band called The Texas Weather -- that is actually three bands all together (we’ll explain later). Click here to watch...Merykid
, the “Folk Rock Astronaut,” is a one man musical artist that teams up with Polysynth Fusion
(aka Mike Randolph) to create The Texas Weather
. Ironically, the name “Folk Rock Astronaut” was coined right here in The Garage.
So why form Texas Weather?
“It’s a furthering of my musical journey in San Antonio,” explained Merykid.
In Texas Weather, Polysynth Fusion loves to use the theremin which is an interesting instrument that makes this cool, sci-fi sound and ads a touch of unusualness to the band.
“It works with my visual sensitivity”, Polysynth Fusion said of using the theremin.
Both Merykid and Polysynth Fusion are very busy in the San Antonio music scene. Polysynth Fusion is in another band called the Bi-Polar Bear.
Listen to “DJ” Merykid Sundays from 6 to 8 pm on Good Job Texas
as he spins some of his favorite up and coming Texas artists.
This may be The Texas Weather’s first time on The Garage, but for Merykid this is appearance number three. His venture into the Garage was back in 2010, and then he returned last year with the highly praised duo “The Great 85.” In fact, The Current voted Great 85’s EP to be the best local record in 2011. Sadly, this band is no longer together.
Not to worry folks. Merykid is still cranking out the tunes by himself and with Polysynth Fusion.
You can catch The Texas Weather at their next show at Boneshakers on February 23rd; they will be opening up for Sorne. Their next album Pluck will be out soon as well. Merykid, Polysynth Fusion, and The Texas Weather are all on Facebook so check them out. Click here to view The Garage slideshow.
Special thanks to Michael King Randolph Photography for the fantastic photos this week. Learn more about him at mkingphotos.com