Category Archives: Write-up

Tall Tall Trees, 11/30/2017, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Photo and Write-up by James ATX Tall Tall Trees brought the people closer to god with their psych-folk banjo greatness!  Mike Savino (Banjotron 5000, vocals) and Micah Thomas (drums, vocals) made the sanctuary sing.  Apparently, there is no wrong way to play the Banjotron 5000, with Mike strumming, picking, pounding the skin with a drum stick, and bowing it like…

Tall Tall Trees, 11/30/2017, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Kishi Bashi, 11/30/2017, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Craig McGreggor and photos by James ATX   For one special night, Kishi Bashi was a shepherd and we, his flock, were gathered in the pews of Central Presbyterian Church.  “What if the universe was a cosmic love affair?”  This was one of the many musing thoughts multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer-songwriter, violinist and filmmaker Kaoru…

Kishi Bashi, 11/30/2017, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Shy Beast, 11/17/2017, Swan Dive, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Shy Beast is a local band that captivated everyone in the audience at the Swan Dive for their EP release party. They are the perfect entertainment package of a polished electro pop rock band fronted by Mariclaire (MC) Glaeser; it was surprising they didn’t have a bigger stage. MC’s…

Shy Beast, 11/17/2017, Swan Dive, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Cults, 11/12/2017, Antone’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho

 

Cults filled Antone’s with their slightly dreamy synth pop that approaches the shoe gaze genre but is too lively to be labeled so. The band’s mid tempo beat is combined perfectly with Madeleine’s sometimes soft and drawn out vocals that linger around out sweetly, giving us time to not just hear but feel the song. The last time I got to see Cults was SXSW 2012 at the since renamed Red 7; it was great getting to see how they’ve grown as artists in the five years but still retain their identity. Be sure to check out their new album Offering!

 

 

Cults, 11/12/2017, Antone’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Blue October, 11/18/2017, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Steve Benham Photos by Bang Ho

 

I had the privilege of seeing the Blue October concert at Stubbs in Austin on Saturday, November the 18th. This was the first time I have caught a Blue October performance in over 10 years, and they did not disappoint… not for one second.

I have been a Blue October fan since the beginning, seeing them play shows back in the mid 90s at little bars in Dallas. It was amazing to see that they still create the same excitement.

It didn’t surprise me at all to see that the energetic stage presence of Justin Furstenfeld hasn’t faded. He still has the ability to engage his fans and work every inch of the stage as the crowd sang along to the more mellow songs such as “Heart go Bang” to the edgier “Houston Heights”. I was so stoked to finally hear “Home” performed live and of course songs from the past such as “Into the Ocean” and a two piece stripped down slow acoustic version of “Hate Me” for the first song in the encore. I can’t fail to mention the outstanding performance by Ryan Delahoussaya, as he captivated the audience with his electric violin.

I’ve been listening to the musical brilliance of Blue October for 20 years and can’t wait to hear new music and catch their next show.

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Blue October, 11/18/2017, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Wild Child, 11/17/2017, Scoot Inn, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Craig McGreggor   Wild Child and Austin go hand in hand like a bowl of queso and “Why yes, I would love more queso.” One can never have enough of these local darlings who call this city their beloved home. For me, this may have been my eighth W.C. show. As a testament to…

Wild Child, 11/17/2017, Scoot Inn, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Bad Bad Hats, 11/16/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Minneapolis three-piece Bad Bad Hats played a killer set at Emo’s Austin, opening for The Front Bottoms. The indie rockers are Kerry Alexander (vocals, guitar,), Chris Hoge (drums), and Noah Boswell (bass), together that make some beautiful music with a smidge of the Midwest accent. Kerry’s vocal are airy, pure, and transitions through the notes…

Bad Bad Hats, 11/16/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon