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New Music Expert - Very short reviews, ratings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, recommendations and concert photos. james@musicfelon.com

Fantastic Negrito, 7/5/2018, Antone’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by James Cudjo Fantastic Negrito returned to Austin on Thursday night at Antone’s in support of his latest release, “Please Don’t Be Dead”. The follow-up to his 2017 Grammy Award winning, “The Last Days of Oakland”.  Fantastic Negrito is the consummate story-teller, from the moment he stepped onto the stage in his…

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ELOHIM, 6/15/2018, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho

Up on the Emo’s stage before a sold out crowd, ELOHIM is a one-woman song shop –the lone siren songstress sang and made beautiful melodies with a myriad of buttons at her fingertips (there seemed to be a synth/midi looper and a drum pad).  Not only armed with a voice that leads the lyrics from sad to joyous at the casual flip of the tempo, her harmonies take us on a walk/run through all kinds of emotions.  While she tweeted: “production tip – press buttons until it sounds cool,” her production exemplifies meticulously mastered hooks that keep even the most squirrel brained entranced from beginning to end.

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Neon Desert Music Festival 2018, El Paso, TX: Photos – Write-up

Written by ManVsParty For the 8th year in a row, the Neon Desert Music Festival had the El Paso/Juarez borderland dancing on Memorial Day weekend. The West Texas festival boasted an impressive lineup of chart toppers, up and comers, and local acts from a variety of musical backgrounds. What made Neon Desert stand out this year,…

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Son Lux, 5/19/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written James ATX and Photos by Bang Ho Son Lux is an enigma in this world of cookie cutter pop groups; they create deep, dynamic and dreamy electro pop. The three piece of Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang filled the sold out venue with such robust sound, you’d swear there were more musicians on…

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Molly Burch and Courtney Barnett, 5/14/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Molly Burch opened the show with her lovely strong vocals.  A mix of loungey soft perfection that was evocative and powerful, their sound backed with a surf rock guitar keeps you entranced.  They even treated us to some new songs as well. Courtney Barnett rocked the stage after Molly Burch. …

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Kid Koala, 5/15/2018, 3TEN, Austin, Photos – Review

Written and Photos by Phil Barton  Saturday, May 12th was a very special evening in Austin, TX when Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville – Floor Kids Edition tour, touted as the silliest show on Earth, stopped into the 3TEN at ACL Live for a night to remember.  Upon arriving, fans were greeted with four video game consoles…

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