Jack Garratt, 10/7/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho While there are numerous one man/woman bands these days with the advent of digital loopers and synthesizers, few wow as Jack Garratt did at his show at Stubbs. As if his distinct voice dynamically runs from soulfully low and grizzled smoothly to a sweet falsetto that …

Saint Motel, 10/6/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Joe Shaw Closing out the night and Warming up for their appearance at ACL Festival, with a pretty spectacular and well orchestrated show, was Saint Motel! Emo’s was decked out for this act. From the hanging swimsuit album cover chick to the saintmotelevision photo back drop…I witnessed a …

Jr Jr, 10/6/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Joe Shaw Continued from Weathers – Photos – Write-up Next up, Jr Jr (Formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr), wowed the crowd and took the energy to the next level! From their Golden Girls inspired sequin outfits (reminding us all to not take ourselves so seriously) to their Summer 2015 single …

Weathers, 10/6/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Joe Shaw One of the best ACL Late Night shows of the year, was last night, at Emo’s! In case you missed it, here’s the scoop! Weathers got the night started with lead vocalist, Cameron Boyer bounding out onto the stage full of energy. The crowd woke up and …

Cold War Kids, 10/4/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Like a well-oiled tornado, the Cold War Kids tore through their hour and a half set for their ACL Late night show.  The veterans of indie rock have their performance dialed-in and yet did not seem forced or orchestrated.  The set list had the crowd riding waves of nostalgia, blues …

Prinze George, 10/4/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Prinze George, Brooklyn based synth-pop trio won over new fans at their 2nd ACL 2016 Late Night Show.  Their dream pop music and beautiful vocals had the crowd swaying to the beat.  After their 2nd weekend of ACL, they will join Lewis Del Mar on a fall tour.  Definitely a band worth …

2016 Austin City Limits Festival Spotify Playlists

ACL Music Festival – Full playlist – all the artists from both weekends Sep 30-Oct 2, Oct 7-9 Weekend One – all the artists that will be playing weekend one Sep 30-Oct 2* Weekend Two – all the artists that will be playing weekend two  Oct 7-9 *Los Coast, Joey Purp and Gospel Silvertones were not on Spotify …

Sylvan Esso, 10/7/2015, Emo’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Sylvan Esso blew away the crowd at Emo’s Austin. The Durham, North Carolina indie pop duo of Amelia Meath (vocals) and Nick Sanborn (instrumentals, production) filled the sold out venue with hypnotic vocals, infectious melodies and throbbing bass.  Amelia’s dance moves were channeled directly to the back of the room, where the real dance …