Photos: Pure X and friends live at Brick & Mortar


A small but passionate crowd gathered last Saturday at Mission venue Brick & Mortar Music Hall for an intimate evening featuring Austin trio, Pure X. To warm things up, Bay Area band Sam Flax set the perfect atmosphere with their catchy psychedelic-pop tunes that had the audience quickly up on their feet. With a setlist consisting mostly of songs from their LP Age Waves, Sam Flax was able to capture us all with little words and a lot of music. Their single, “Fire Doesn’t Burn Itself,” closed the set on a high note.

Pure X’s performance was the perfect blend of hypnotic guitar riffs mixed with groovy soul-influenced bass notes that had the crowd dancing in a state of funk-inflicted trance; kind of like shoe-gazing to a pair of dancing feet. Alternating between new and old (their new album, Angel, was released in April), the Austin natives showed the San Francisco crowd that they are a band worthy of their name.

Listen to their latest single, “Heaven,” below.