Tag Archives: pop

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

Shy Beast, 11/17/2017, Swan Dive, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Shy Beast is a local band that captivated everyone in the audience at the Swan Dive for their EP release party. They are the perfect entertainment package of a polished electro pop rock band fronted by Mariclaire (MC) Glaeser; it was surprising they didn’t have a bigger stage. MC’s…

Shy Beast, 11/17/2017, Swan Dive, 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

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

Saint Motel, 11/4/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Saint Motel‘s sold out show at the Mohawk was a perfect intersection of a late night tv performance and live show in every aspect true to their second album’s name, saintmotelevision and tour titled “Late Night with Saint Motel.”  Two fixed audience cameras on stage displayed video on a…

Saint Motel, 11/4/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

ROZES, 10/20/2017, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   ROZES is the perfect combination of melodic synth work and beautiful vocals that register power whether in the lower or upper registers without having to raise the volume.  While she hit fame with her song Roses with the Chain Smokers, her songs transcend that genre with an emotive urgency that…

ROZES, 10/20/2017, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon