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July 18, 2019

Return of the Chief

By: Laurie Gallardo

Your Austin Music Minute maven relishes the crazy good times in a garage/punk rock frenzy with powerhouse trio The Blind Pets. Songwriter Joshua Logan was at the helm on vocals and guitar, drivin’ it hard with bassist Dustin Hannah and drummer Michael Anthony Gibson ’til your heart ached and your eardrums exploded.

Those days with the Pets are now in the past tense, but the passion is not. Logan’s current journey has him navigating stormy pop-rock waters as Chief White Lightning. The former Austinite makes his home in Long Beach, CA for now, but some badass Austin connections inspired a new musical life. Logan collaborated with producers Jonas Wilson and Matt Drenik to create the Chief’s self-titled debut LP, offering a bit of rock ‘n’ roll insight lined with quirky observations, delivered by Logan with devious finesse. No need for gimmickry or fancy tricks. The Chief simply invites you along for the trippiest trip.

Chief White Lightning is in town for a show tonight at a new-ish spot in the ATX, Nicolaza’s, 8504 S. Congress Ave. The bill also includes a set by special guest Booher. The music starts at 8 p.m. Swoon with the croons. Recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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