Since 2007 we in the band Third Eye, born and bred in San Antonio, have worked hard and played harder to bring you memorable concert events playing the songs we all know and love from our fave, TOOL. Over these many years, we have made it a point to introduce S.A. Tool fans to new venues around town, and to have talented opening original acts exposed to a wider local audience. Circa 2011 we added a dynamic APC set to our shows. #thirdeyesa #sathirdeye
“With the moves, the tunes, the energy, and the deft use of animal print, there’s no good reason why Sphynx shouldn’t be as big as the monument they’re named after.”
-Austin-American Statesman, ACL Review
“Glam-rockers Sphynx are millennial’s answer to Queen…This electro-pop trio could give Andrew W.K. a run for his money in a headbanging contest, while still hitting those falsettos and looking fabulous doing it.”
“Never have men in fur so graciously whipped their hair back and forth.”
-Diffuser, ACL Review
“Excited and excitable molecular electo pop.”
These Austin, TX natives have been compared to pop icons like Prince and David Bowie and to newer groups like Phoenix and MGMT for good reason. The trio’s vibrant live show has carved it’s own niche in Austin, where they’ve sold out popular venues, charted on pop/alternative stations, and become a fixture of the music scene. This was demonstrated on February 13, 2014 when the band performed at City Hall and Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed the day ‘Sphynx Day’ in Austin.
Sphynx began touring heavily in 2011 and has since logged over 300 shows in 38 states, both headlining and supporting national acts like Jungle, Cut Copy, Spoon, Of Montreal, Tilly & The Wall, Wavves, and Stepdad. The trio’s dance party grooves and glam-rock aesthetic have made them a festival favorite and landed them spots at ACL, SXSW, CMJ, Bunbury, Midpoint, Utopia Fest, Center of the Universe, Homegrown Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Fire Arts Fest and more. The live show has caught the attention of festival goers and journalists alike, receiving praise from USA Today, Nylon Magazine, Fuse, and Diffuser.
The band has released 3 EPs and a concert LP and is currently recording new material.
Harmony Driven American Rock with a 70s sensibility.
James Mason: Guitar / Lead Vocals
Jason Kloess: Guitar / Mandolin / Vocals
The Roosevelts Beard Company
Debut album “The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn” available now on iTunes! bit.ly/RooseveltsGreatestThing
We are The Roosevelts: America’s Own Indie-Rock Act
The Roosevelts guitarist Jason Kloess muses on the birth of their name:
“It was Presidents’ Day. It was our first day in the studio. We had the songs, but we didn’t have a name. There were two of them, and two of us. – I like to think they would have been fans of our music.”
As one half of the electric duo along with singer James Mason, the two brothers – in song, not blood (though maybe beards) – carved a distinctive niche on the renowned live music scene of Austin, Texas, before their recent move to the music industry’s “third coast” – Nashville, Tennessee. Together, the songsmiths cultivated a sound that’s a little bluesy, a little bit folky, and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. Sure, there’s some mandolin in there, but most importantly, it’s just heartfelt, genuine music that belongs to them alone, not any genre. When forced to give it a name, the boys will tell you it’s “harmony-driven American rock with a 70s sensibility.”
Still, some tastemakers are describing their sound as “warm, rootsy pop.” Ultimately, you might have to decide for yourself.
The Roosevelts are a “live” band if there ever was one. 2016 found The Roosevelts completing a run of at-capacity tour dates and one-nighters with Robert Earl Keen, Green River Ordinance, and Grace Potter; a featured spot at the BMI Songwriters Festival in Key West; and hard-earned feature spots at world-famous, tastemaker festivals South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits Festival.
Their show provides a rousing, dance-worthy compilation of songs, but also features poignant tunes that scale the depth of their personality and communicate their story with remarkable power. Having a charismatic ability to connect with fans, and a delightful set of songs, concert-goers can’t help but smile – making The Roosevelts a band that music fans of any genre can’t afford to miss.