Alkari plays widescreen cinematic epic rock. Our influences come from Classic Rock like The Who and Pink Floyd, British rock like My Bloody Valentine and Ride, and American Alternative Rock like Sonic Youth, At The Drive-In and Smashing Pumpkins.
Mike Beatty (vocals, guitar, piano), Jason Smith (bass, synthesizer, vocals) and Marc Badillo (drums) share a common goal to write and perform hard-charging rock music that engages and energizes the listener.
Alkari has shared the stage with regionally known bands such as Electric Touch (Austin), The Bright Light Social Hour (Austin), as well as nationally known bands such as Royal Bangs (Nashville), Ume (Austin), and Internationally known bands such as Loney, Dear (Sweden), What Made Milwaukee Famous (Austin), and Midlake (Denton). They especially enjoy playing festival shows such as the Westheimer Block Party (2008 and 2009), and The Festival at Mink (2009 and 2010), and Spring Forward (2011). Recently Alkari released their debut album, BLACKOUT FALLS which was produced by Erik Wofford (producer for Explosions in the Sky, Black Angels, Maserati and many others) at Cacophony Recorders. The album was mastered by Jeff Lipton (credits include Superchunk, Bon Iver, and Spoon) at Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA. BLACKOUT FALLS has subsequently been nominated for a Houston Press Music Award for Best Album.
Hymn 6 split ep
Kublai Khan ep
BLACKOUT FALLS LP
All original sets range from 30 to 90 minutes.