Portugal. The Man, 10/7/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Portugal. The Man are an incredibly talented band that rocked the Stubb’s Late Night ACL show.  They kicked off the set three covers of varied genres (Metallica, Pink Floyd, and Oasis later in their set).  While their music can be described anywhere from dance pop to …

Fiona Silver, 10/3/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Fiona Silver has been in the music industry for quite some time and her stage presence is a testament to her command of her music as she entranced Mohawk’s audience last Tuesday. She used to perform as a one woman band crooning with only a ukelele backing …

Run the Jewels, 10/6/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Run the Jewels tore down the stage at their ACL Late Night show! It’s magical when a group connects with their fans so well.  The crowd was chanting RTJ before they hit the stage.Fans were eager to be part of something bigger, screaming along with chants and call and response …

Andrew W.K., 10/3/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Andrew W.K.’s appropriately named “The Party Never Dies” Tour came to the Mohawk after a five-year hiatus of touring with his full band and reminded us that even though Andrew W.K. has not released a new album in over a decade (not counting the covers or …

Otis the Destroyer, 10/3/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Otis the Destroyer kicked off the party for Andrew W.K. at Mohawk.  They tore through their debut album Keep Bashing that was released last Friday (9/29).  This Austin band is making waves with their phenomenal live performance and album.  Otis the Destroyer’s sound took the crowd on a complex journey …

Smallpools, 9/26/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Smallpools did everything big, from the sound to the performance on stage at Emo’s. Sean Scanlon’s vocals spanned an octave or two in a matter of a few notes with ease as he played synth/keys with the rest of the band fully filling out the …

Black Pistol Fire, 9/29/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Black Pistol Fire‘s Deadbeat Graffiti album release, benefit, and tour kick off party was exactly what you’d expect from one of the most energetic bands on the scene!  The set took you on the same roller-coaster ride that is their fifth album Deadbeat Graffiti.  The crowd released their demons and got …

Possessed by Paul James, 9/29/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Possessed by Paul James is a one man wall of punk rock bluegrass/roots/folk sound.  Konrad Wert becomes possessed when he hits the stage, full of energy, though sat in a chair for the entire performance.  Normally sitting before a few hundred people to keep the shows intimate feels, he thoroughly …

MisterWives, 9/26/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho MisterWive’s distinct brand of indie pop flooded the Emo’s venue with it’s warm upbeat melodies. Mandy Lee’s unique vocals range from low and smokey to high and razor sharp in a moment. The fast guitar upstrokes run in the ska vein, keeping the song’s feet dancing. …