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
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.
Blue October, 11/18/2017, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon
Written by Bang Ho Everclear certainly embodies 90s rock, but they showed their range at Emo’s last night with songs that ran the gamut between grunge, alt, and pop rock. Regardless of what genre they’re categorized in, the one thing that is certain is that they still know how to rock on their “So Much for…
Everclear, 11/5/2017, Emo’s, Austin: Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon
Written by Bang Ho Quiet Company embraces the dark real side of life in their music with a comedic edge, power chords, and a beat that keeps you dancing. In a perfect match, they opened for Everclear at Emo’s, covering topics of divorce and self introspection while keeping the audience rocking. Between songs, they had…
Quiet Company, 11/5/2017, Emo’s, Austin: Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon
Written by Phil Barton L.A.’s indie rock band, Cherry Glazerr, stopped in Austin to set the mood for headliner Foster the People. Not being on my music radar, I was unsure of what I was in for but was pleasantly surprised. The female fronted band brought tons of energy and the crowd responded. Check…
Cherry Glazerr, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon
Written by Phil Barton Foster the People gave Austin music goers an extra credit chance to see them outside of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. FTP really has their stage performance dialed in. Their set felt like a greatest hits performance from a band that, in the grand scale of things, hasn’t really…
Foster the People, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon
Written by Craig McGreggor and photo from Rylan Keturi Pop-up Killers‘ concert on a rooftop in downtown Austin? Three hours later, another spontaneous set announced via Twitter? When in Texas, go BIG. @continentalATX 250cap. $20 a head, doors at midnight, 21+. — The Killers (@thekillers) October 13, 2017 The Brandon Flowers-led rock outfit The…
The Killers, 10/13/2017, The Continental Club, Austin: Write-up was originally published on Music Felon