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Typhoon, 2/6/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Review

Written by Greg Ackerman Photos by James ATX

It is a testament to the strength of their fan base that Typhoon nearly sold-out The Mohawk on a frigid, windy Tuesday evening at the beginning of the month (we’ve been thawing out since). The Portland-based act is touring in support of their first record in four years, Offerings. The concept album has been well-received and thankfully so for the group which spent the better part of the gap between records developing and recording the record.

Front man, Kyle Morton quipped, “Welcome to Portland!” in reference to the unusually cold weather shortly after taking the stage. As one might expect of an orchestral-pop, post-rock band, the group toured with a standard set list, altering it slightly on occasion. The Austin stop led with “Common Sentiments” to a rapt audience who let loose when “Rorschach” made an appearance soon after.

Midway through the performance, Morton stopped the show to allow a couple a moment to get engaged to be married to cheers from fans. The moment of good cheer and humor served Typhoon well. Their new record explores weighty themes as the music mirrors the levity of the songs. Beautiful music made by an experienced, tightly-knit unit of crack musicians. Dual drum kits and a violin add enough unique instrumentation to set the group apart from similar acts.  The show had the air of a symphony performance in its elegance.

Other set highlights include, “The Lake”, “Wake” and encore, “Young Fathers.” Typhoon is that rare act that just as impressive live as they are in the studio.

Typhoon sold-out recent stops in San Francisco and Seattle. The group return to Portland for a European tour send-off and a quick stop in Vancouver before heading across The Pond.

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Walk the Moon, 2/1/2018, ACL Live, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Walk the Moon has one of the most dedicated fan bases that come out and dance every time.  A few fans up front on the barricade had seen multiple shows in multiple cities.  The band continued their tradition of walking out on stage to the Lion King Circle of…

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Company of Thieves, 2/1/2018, ACL Live, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho

 

Company of Thieves blessed us with a reunion after a three year hiatus, opening for Walk the Moon.  Lead singer Genevieve lit up the stage with her vocals, singing with her whole body as the emotion poured out in dance form.  Her unique voice was smooth with a warmth not often heard.  If you could take Bjork, Angie Hart of Frente, and Regina Spektor’s voice and blend them together, you would be close to describing her vocals.  Even when singing airy as if with a soft hush, her voice commands the narrative.  Definitely a must see act.

 

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Declan McKenna, 1/31/2018, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by James_ATX Declan McKenna kicked off this huge, 45 concert world tour in Austin last night, hitting the stage to screams from adoring fans at the sold out show.  The crowd was ravenous for the British tinged indie rock that Declan and the band have perfected.  The exuberant devotees bopped, danced, and…

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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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