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 …

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, …

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 …

Cults, 11/12/2017, Antone’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Cults filled Antone’s with their slightly dreamy synth pop that approaches the shoe gaze genre but is too lively to be labeled so. The band’s mid tempo beat is combined perfectly with Madeleine’s sometimes soft and drawn out vocals that linger around out sweetly, …

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 …

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. …

Bad Bad Hats, 11/16/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Minneapolis three-piece Bad Bad Hats played a killer set at Emo’s Austin, opening for The Front Bottoms. The indie rockers are Kerry Alexander (vocals, guitar,), Chris Hoge (drums), and Noah Boswell (bass), together that make some beautiful music with a smidge of the Midwest accent. Kerry’s vocal are airy, pure, …

The Front Bottoms, 11/16/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

New Jersey’s own The Front Bottoms never cease to impress.  This stop in Austin, touring their exceptional new album Going Grey, was no different.  They hit the stage hard with the new single You Used to Say (Holy Fuck) and the crowd dug it, with some displaying their excitement by …

Tegan and Sara, 11/15/2017, Paramount, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Tegan and Sara embarked on the tenth anniversary of their fifth album “The Con”, stopping for two sold out nights at the Paramount.  While the venue was atypical for bands, it was the perfect setting for a stripped down acoustic set in which they played the …