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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.

ELOHIM, 6/15/2018, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

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…

Son Lux, 5/19/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

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. …

Molly Burch and Courtney Barnett, 5/14/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Franz Ferdinand, 5/9/2017, Emo’s, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Bang Ho Franz Ferdinand is one of those bands that are hard to fully describe in one sound, having been around for sixteen years with five albums and some line up changes in between.  Their dedicated fan base are a testament to their virtuosity –during the first song, Alex leaned over the…

Franz Ferdinand, 5/9/2017, Emo’s, Austin: Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Japanese Breakfast, 4/10/2018, Scoot Inn, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Japanese Breakfast/Michelle Zauner came out on stage full of energy in white high stop sneakers lit up with LEDs and a beautiful white one piece Super Saiyan armor style jump suit with the protruded shoulder pads, much in the way of Vegeta.  Not only were her looks from outer…

Japanese Breakfast, 4/10/2018, Scoot Inn, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

AWOLNATION, 3/2/2018, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

 Written and photos by Craig McGreggor “I felt like the Beatles,” reminisced Aaron Bruno, lead singer, primary song writer and founder of AWOLNATION.  He was describing the band’s first night playing at Stubb’s, indoors, in 2012 and hearing the entire crowd sing back the lyrics to their debut single, SAIL.  Seven years later, the band is not…

AWOLNATION, 3/2/2018, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Diet Cig, 2/21, Sidewinder, Austin, Photos – Write-Up

Written Bang Ho and photos by James_ATX Diet Cig has been a two piece slop pop rock duo that consistently rocked every inch of the stage for over two years, and now they’ve added two additional members to add another layer to their performance on what is the last tour to support their first album.  Anna Cory…

Diet Cig, 2/21, Sidewinder, Austin, Photos – Write-Up was originally published on Music Felon