Tag Archives: folk

Skinny Lister, 10/27/2015, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Guest writer Greg Ackerman Skinny Lister, the six-piece folk act from London riled up the audience with more traditional instrumentation. In fact, the band did not originally have a drummer. There was an accordion, squeeze box, balalaika, guitar, drums and a stand-up bass employed to create songs that called on all the players to harmonize together.…

Skinny Lister, 10/27/2015, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Beans on Toast, 10/27/2015, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Jay McAllister AKA Beans on Toast, British folk singer-songwriter brought his very direct, highly entertaining self to open for Frank Turner.  This stop, being towards the end of the the tour he had completed his folk song about the US presidential race but had forgotten the ending and allowed Austin to do it’s part by adding the…

Beans on Toast, 10/27/2015, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Fruit Bats, 10/22/2015, Austin Music Hall, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Fruit Bats rocked out opening for My Morning Jacket in front of a sold out crowd.  Eric Johnson’s perfectly folky vocals flowed smoothly into the large venue.  The band covered all their bases; playing songs that reminded fans how deep their catalog is.  For indie folk rock it’s hard to beat the Fruit Bats live! Fruit…

Fruit Bats, 10/22/2015, Austin Music Hall, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Now Streaming: Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Ivan & Alyosha’s sophomore full length album, It’s All Just Pretend is exceptional!  The album is unmistakable Ivan & Alyosha with songs that feel like sequels to their folk pop hit, “Running for Cover” but it also has tracks that toe the line of psych-rock.  Wonderful diversity in this folk-pop-psych-rock (little bit of rockabilly, too) album, well…

Now Streaming: Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 was originally published on Music Felon

Daniel Johnston, 8/22/2015, The Mohawk, Austin: Photos – Write-up

One of the greatest singer-songwriters, Daniel Johnston  delivered his brilliant and unique songs for the adoring crowd.  Glen Hansard of The Swell Season joined Daniel for a reunion performance of “Life in Vain” from their 2008 Austin City Limits taping.  The performance was enchanting and you do not want to miss the living legend that is Daniel…

Daniel Johnston, 8/22/2015, The Mohawk, Austin: Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Photo Album: Ivan and Alyosha, 6/7/2015, Holy Mountain, Austin, Texas

  Ivan and Alyosha, the Seattle folk-pop band tore it up at Holy Mountain in Austin.  Walking on to the Harry Nilsson’s song “Ten Little Indians” was a brave/great move.  Their music had the crowd signing along and dancing.  “Running for Cover” turned the small bar into a full on dance party!   Several in crowd…

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