Airways – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Airways (Peterborough, UK) is a incredible 4 piece indie rock band that is on the cusp of superstardom. Bio: Airways is a recently formed indie rock group with Jake (vocals/guitar) and Alex (guitar) from Peterborough, Jamie (Bass) from Birmingham, and Brian (drums) who moved from Chicago to join the band. After …

Gabriel Royal – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Gabriel Royal (New York, NY) is a super talented cellist creating unique, beautiful baroque pop infused with soul and R&B. Bio: It takes a while for Gabriel Royal’s musical style to strike you. His songs build up slowly, the arrangements between his singing and cello playing pulling you in and… you …

Yoke Lore – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Yoke Lore (Brooklyn, NY) produces extraordinary chill, modern, pop earworms with a tinge of banjo and vocals on vocals on vocals. Bio: Brooklyn project Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories …

Sammus – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Sammus, (Ithaca, NY)  an extraordinary rap artist that defies genre, dropping bars that range from thoughtfully introspective to esoteric gamer references. Bio: SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University.  Known as much for her …

Calliope Musicals – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Calliope Musicals, (Austin, TX) psych-folk rockers bring the party with audience participation, confetti cannons, and the most uplifting vibes to rejuvenate the soul.  Bio: Calliope Musicals is a cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin TX. Their high-energy live performance focuses on involving the crowd. A psychedelic squad of musicians fill …

Mike Doughty and Wheatus, 1/27/2017, 3Ten Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Greg Ackerman Last Friday late 90s acts Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) and Wheatus played Austin’s 3TEN at ACL Live. Doughty is known for his self-described “slacker jazz” while Wheatus is known for the same type of low-fi music Austin’s Daniel Johnston introduced to Central Texans during the same era. …

Calliope Musicals, 1/5/2017, The Mohawk Austin, Photos – Write-up

Calliope Musicals is one of Austin’s best live music experiences. The group manifests party vibes to each audience with beautiful songs and a high-energy performance. This freezing night during Free Week Austin 2017 was no exception. The band got the packed crowd jumping, singing along and most importantly, sporting big …