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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.

Typhoon, 2/6/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Review was originally published on Music Felon

Los Coast, 1/5/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   Los Coast have been quietly making big splashes in the local music scene.  They are a quintet of local Austin musicians filling venues with a healthy dose of funk, psych and soulful rock.  Bracing a midnight headlining time slot at Mohawk.  Los Coast performed a slow burn of funk and soul that…

Los Coast, 1/5/2018, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

Gary Numan, 12/16/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Gary Numan and company brought the post-apocalyptic desert to the Mohawk, rocking the crowd.  Inauspiciously, it was a cold rainy night that would normally have people questioning if it was worth coming out, but the die-hard goth fans came out and packed the venue for a sold out show. …

Gary Numan, 12/16/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon

War Of Icaza, 12/10/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   War of Icaza was the perfect maelstrom of punk, rock, and latinx rap that transformed the Mohawk into a mosh pit of resistance.  The music and message electrified everyone in the room with energy, as a circle mosh pit formed.  All people of color were in the pit, well…

War Of Icaza, 12/10/2017, Mohawk, 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

Alvvays, 10/12/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Bang Ho   Alvvays are a Canadian band that are no stranger to Austin; they’ve opened Stubb’s for Chvrches, played a huge festival stage during Fun Fun Fun Fest, and felt right at home at the sold out packed Mohawk show.  While the band is labeled dream pop with Molly’s light wavvy…

Alvvays, 10/12/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up was originally published on Music Felon