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 …

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 …

Cold War Kids, 12/6/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by James_ATX Indie rock legends, the Cold War Kids threw down an excellent performance for 101x’s Indie Xmas! They ran through the gamut of their catalog –playing hits off their new album LA Devine, reaching back into Robbers and Cowards, and even veering outside their works with …

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 …

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 …

MOBLEY, 12/6/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by James_ATX   The multi-talented MOBLEY performed a spectacular show at Emo’s for 101x’s Indie Xmas!  The recent Black Fret grant winner was quite at home on the huge stage.  MOBLEY even brought his very intimate living drum machine, where four audience members are transformed with wristbands …

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 …