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April 2, 2019


By: Laurie Gallardo

Dude. This is a trip.

No, really. It is. Horti (in another universe, Jeff Hortillosa of demented trash-grass hell-billies Whiskey Shivers) draws you into a journey of the mind – his mind – on his album Corpus Callosum. It’s a tour of “the weird and wily brain” of Horti, led by your cheerful tour guides, the left brain and the right. And in no time at all, the tour is interrupted by a reptilian alien complaining because he’s offended. But many a strange character has been encountered in this particular encephalon, from mind goblins who partied too hard the night before, to grandmothers of perception, assorted tumbling jumbled memories, and a ravenous ego constantly requiring sustenance. Welcome to the jungle, baby…

The multi-talented Austin-based songwriter runs the gamut on Corpus Callosum with a beautifully bizarre mix of jazz, grungy folk, and twang, ranging from light and quirky to downright nihilistic. All this being said, you’re in for a treat when Horti performs tonight at The Volstead, 1500 E. 6th St. The Oysters and Alex Riegelman & Friends join him on the bill. Riegelman starts the evening at 8 p.m. So recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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