Mobley – SXSW 2018 Top 20

Mobley (Austin, TX) – the one man army producing his own classification of “post-genre pop” SXSW Schedule Bio: Cutting vocals in the woods behind his college dorm. Mixing in the backseat of a sedan. Sneaking into the music department after hours to teach himself to play new instruments (and sneaking out …

Mega Ran – SXSW 2018 Top 20

Mega Ran (Phoenix, AZ) – nerdcore rapper who drops banger after banger. SXSW Schedule Bio: Random, aka Mega Ran, aka RandomBeats… Teacher, Rapper, Hero. When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fanbase and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former middle school …

The Canvas People – SXSW 2018 Top 20

The Canvas People (Austin, TX) – intensely talented, yet chill harmonizing indie rock band with a home field advantage in Austin. SXSW Schedule Bio:The Canvas People infuse elements of modern indie rock and harmony-driven alt-rock. Reminiscent of contemporary acts such as Kings Of Leon, Death Cab For Cutie, and My Morning …

Rude Kid – SXSW 2018 Top 20

Rude Kid (London, UK) – intense grime from the UK guaranteed to move crowds. SXSW Schedule  Bio: Regarded as one of the elite grime producers, Rude Kid is able to cite Skepta, JME, Wiley, Stormzy, Shy FX, Ghetts and Giggs amongst his fans and collaborators. Chase and Status have highlighted him …

Linqua Franqa – SXSW 2018 Top 20

Linqua Franqa (Athens, GA) –  effortless hip hop flow that is so good it doesn’t need to be complicated. SXSW Schedule Bio: linguist by day. lunatic lady rapper by night. SXSW 2018 Unofficial Guide SXSW 2018 Twitter List SXSW 2018 Unofficial Guides, Party Lists, and Helpful Sites SXSW 2018 Playlists

Caroline Rose – SXSW 2018 Top 20

Caroline Rose (New York, NY) – infectious up beat folk-esque rock grooves mixed with deep lyrics creating songs that need to be heard. Bio from the album Loner: An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter …

*repeat repeat – SXSW 2018 Top 20

*repeat repeat (Nashville, TN) – melodic, yet guitar heavy indie rock that at times is sometimes reminiscent of Vampire Weekend. SXSW Schedule Bio: Mixing the sunny swoon of sixties pop with a dark swirl of Warholian garage rock, *repeat repeat create their own geography, dreaming up songs rooted in the spirit of …

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 …