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By Shelley Neuman

Dressing the Sound: Autry Fulbright of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and Midnight Masses


The greatest thing about starting this blog and keeping it going has been the people I’ve encountered along the way. So many creative, daring, nostalgic, witty (and the list goes on and on) people have made their way into my life in some form or fashion (har har har), and I could not be more grateful for their influence on the way I perceive the world, especially the world of fashion.

Among these influencers, is a stylish musician by the name of Autry Fulbright. I first encountered Autry at one of the effortlessly cool Bleach Online release parties when I was just a few months into shooting street style. I soon after discovered he was a somewhat recent addition to a band I had been listening to for years, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.

I am always thoroughly impressed by people who don’t just keep their creativity confined to one part of themselves, and let it seep into all parts of their life, including the way they dress. I also admire those who do not take themselves or anyone else too seriously, and stick to their guns when it comes to being who they want to be. Autry is 100% one of those people.

As is the norm in our modern age, other than my multiple encounters over the years with this fashionable fellow at events, bars, etc., I’ve mostly gotten to know him via the interwebs, and I can say without a shred of doubt that he’s one of the funniest and boldest people I’ve encountered in my many years of social networking. He’s definitely inspired me to let go of how others perceive me and to act, dress, and say whatever the fuck I want.

That being said, I’m usually I’m not a fan of posting Q&A’s, but this dude nailed it. Check out more photos from our shoot and swim around in the mind of this snazzy fella for a few!

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Dressing the Sound: Jess Williamson & Callie Hernandez

I first met Jess Williamson several years ago when we were both studying photojournalism at the University of Texas.  Not only did I admire her idiosyncratic eye for photography, but her sense of style always stuck out to me as being seemingly effortless, yet intriguing.  Jess has since taken a different direction with her life, and recorded her first EP entitled Medicine Wheel/Death Songs last spring.  I was only recently formally introduced to her bandmate, Callie Hernandez, though after chatting for a bit, I realized I had taken this stylish lady’s picture for my blog before.  Callie began playing with Jess about 6 months ago and from that blossomed what Jess says was, “An amazing musical relationship.”  After seeing them play an intimate show together a few months ago, I witnessed not only the beautiful stage relationship they shared, but also how their respective senses of style seemed to play off of each other. 

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Dressing the Sound: Westen Borghesi of The White Ghost Shivers

If you’ve ever been to White Ghost Shivers show or shimmied to some sixties tunes at the Second Sunday Sock Hop, you’ve probably noticed a seven-foot-tall dapperly dressed gentleman directing the madness.   This well-dressed gent’s name is Westen Borghesi, and there’s no arguing that he is one of the most stylish male musicians in Austin.

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(Source: atxstreetstyle)

Dressing the Sound: Jenny Gacy of The White White Lights

Note: This story was written in July for Backbeat Austin, two months before the devastating wildfires occured in Bastrop, TX.  Jenny Gacy and her boyfriend, Jonas Wilson (also of The White White Lights) lost their home, recording studio, and most everything they owned in the fires.  For information on how you can help Jenny and Jonas, as well as other victims of this terrible tragedy, please see the links listed at the end of this story.

The first time I saw The White White Lights, I was immediately drawn to their potently energetic short-haired front woman, Jenny Gacy.  The group is an experimental indie glam rock band from right here in Austin, TX.  That night, Gacy was peering over the mic with her strategically drawn cat eyes.  She simultaneously shrieked and crooned hauntingly while pounding on her keyboard to the sweaty packed crowd, turning the dusty ground of the Emo’s outdoor stage into a dance floor - all while wearing a little black dress and kitten heels.

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(Source: atxstreetstyle)

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