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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

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

Yukon Blonde, 11/13/2017, Barracuda, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Greg Ackerman Watching Yukon Blonde play an off night (Monday) at downtown Austin club, Barracuda on the back-patio stage recalled dozens of mid-tier acts of high quality that come through Austin each year but still haven’t gotten the recognition they deserve. It’s a bit puzzling how these bands don’t get their due despite the…

Yukon Blonde, 11/13/2017, Barracuda, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Peelander-Z, 11/11/2017, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   To close an already wild evening, Peelander-Z was brought in as a late add to a show moved from Spiderhouse to Empire Control Room.  While Fragile Rock may have moved us emotionally, and Calliope Musicals visually, Peelander demanded physical movement.  The band identifies as a Japanese Action Comic…

Peelander-Z, 11/11/2017, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Calliope Musicals, 11/11/2017, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   Following up eccentric collective like Fragile Rock on an odd November night is a challenge.  Calliope Musicals brand of infectiously fun music and psych/trance like visuals was an easily counterpart.  It’s hard to brand these group as anything other than just great.  Not quite electronic, obviously indie, a…

Calliope Musicals, 11/11/2017, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon