Tag Archives: Stubb’s

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

They Might be Giants, 2/1/2018, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Review

Written by Greg Ackerman Photos by James ATX What is remarkable about They Might Be Giants’ (TMBG) tour stop in Austin last Thursday is the band has such a devoted fanbase. Advance press efforts and sponsored social posts aren’t necessary for the group to sell tickets and draw attention to their show. In fact, the date flew…

They Might be Giants, 2/1/2018, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Review was originally published on Music Felon

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…

Declan McKenna, 1/31/2018, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Molly Burch, 12/22/2017, Stubbs, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Molly Burch‘s strong soulful voice boomed in the Stubbs Jr venue, bringing to life an era of music not oft remembered.  A cross of the Nashville sound with a touch of surf rock/lounge, Molly’s voice conjured sounds of singers like Dusty Springfield and Patsy Cline with a feeling of sorrow…

Molly Burch, 12/22/2017, Stubbs, 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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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

Cherry Glazerr, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton   L.A.’s indie rock band, Cherry Glazerr, stopped in Austin to set the mood for headliner Foster the People.  Not being on my music radar, I was unsure of what I was in for but was pleasantly surprised.  The female fronted band brought tons of energy and the crowd responded.  Check…

Cherry Glazerr, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon