Keep Austin Strange is more than just a city's motto, it's a way of life. Shakey Graves personifies that notion and a whole lot more.
Wednesday night's show, on December 1, was a blessing in that the show was a make-up date from a COVID delay. Too many times, shows that suffer the ill-fated cancelation get permanently cancelled, but Shakey's tour was able to be rerouted only a few weeks later. The initial show on November 19 sold out quickly, but with two major shows on December 1 and every day circumstances, the show became un-sold out, then as of a few days ago re-sold out. It's a great feat to sell out a show two times.
The yo-yoing of dates didn't have any effect of the final product though. The set was broke up into two parts full band and one part solo with an amazing full band encore. It mostly contained material from Roll the Bones, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and And the War Came. Graves—aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia—and company seemed genuinely happy to be playing post delay and too every moment they could to thank the audience and Tipitina's for making them feel so welcome.
You can see more pictures here.