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Music Felon’s Favorite Albums and EPs of 2017

What a great year in music, these are some of the best albums we have heard!

 

Airways – Starting to Spin

Alex Cameron – Forced Witness

alt-J – RELAXER

Barns Courtney – The Attractions of Youth

Beans On Toast – Cushty

Big Thief – Capacity

Black Pistol Fire – Deadbeat Graffiti

Bleachers – Gone Now

Bonaparte – The Return Stravinsky Wellington

Brick + Mortar – Dropped Again

Dan Reeder – Nobody Wants to be You

Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car?

Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

The Digital Wild – Tall as Trees

Flint Eastwood – Broke Royalty

Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club

The Front Bottoms – Going Grey

Hippo Campus – Landmark

IDLES – Brutalism

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – Planetarium

Knox Hamilton – The Heights

Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures

Maggie Rodgers – Now That The Light Is Fading

MAGIC GIANT – In The Wind

Margo Price – All American Made

Matt Maeson – Who Killed Matt Maeson

Mother Mother – No Culture

The Mountain Goats – Marsh Witch Visions

The Mountain Goats – Goths

The Mynabirds – BE HERE NOW

New Politics – Lost in Translation

The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – DROOL

Otis the Destroyer – Keep Bashing

Overcoats – Young

Poppy – Poppy.Computer

Portugal. The Man – Woodstock

Quiet Company – Your Husband, the Ghost

QUIX – Heaps Cool

Randy Newman – Dark Matter

Rostam – Half-Light

Rude Kid – Monsters

Yusuf / Cat Stevens – The Laughing Apple

 

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Music Felon’s Favorite Music Videos of 2017

Our favorite music videos of 2017, some may even say the best of 2017   Watsky – Exquisite Corpse Run The Jewels – Call Ticketron Open Mike Eagle – Hymnal (feat. Sammus) Avey Tare – Ms. Secret Tuvaband – Eventually Silence Caroline Rose – Money AWOLNATION – Seven Sticks of Dynamite Moon Honey – Betta…

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Music Felon’s Favorite Songs of 2017

An eclectic mix of the songs we could not stop listening to 2018.   Family – Mother Mother Step into the Darkness – Said The Whale Polyamory – Bonaparte 3WW – alt-J Hate That You Know Me – Bleachers Juice – Lady Leshurr Confetti – Satellite Stories Die Young – Sylvan Esso Radio – Sylvan…

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Cold War Kids, 12/6/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by James_ATX Indie rock legends, the Cold War Kids threw down an excellent performance for 101x’s Indie Xmas! They ran through the gamut of their catalog –playing hits off their new album LA Devine, reaching back into Robbers and Cowards, and even veering outside their works with a beautiful cover of Rihanna’s…

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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!

 

 

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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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