As a child growing up in Austin, Alejandro Rose-Garcia — known to music audiences as Shakey Graves — often waited in the wings at Bass Concert Hall while his father worked jobs with the stage crew for theatrical productions. Saturday night, he returns to those old stomping grounds — but this time, he’s one of the stars of the show.
“I spent a lot of time not being allowed to get on that stage,” he remembers. “And being told, ‘No, you cannot go climb through the “Cats” set. I was like, ‘It looks so cool, can’t I touch all this stuff? Can’t I be on this stage?’ But the answer was always no.