Rev Gusto came out with infectious energy Wednesday as part of the Midcoast Takeover showcase at the Shangri La in Austin, TX. Just as the sun was setting the band played their brand of pop rock so enthusiastically it was hard not to smile while watching. Jerry Frederick, Quinn Hernandez, Sam Frederick, Shaun Crowley, Peter Beatty are enjoying their first SXSW music festival as a group.

Words and photos by Lillian Wright Smith