Buggsy – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Buggsy (Bristol, UK) has bars that blaze stupid fast but also has a critical understanding that a masterful control of pacing serves the song four fold refreshingly with grimey real life content. Bio: Buggsy, The fast spitting Rasta emcee from the district of St.pauls in Bristol, UK. Not shy of entertaining …

FRENSHIP – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Photo credit: Tony Corella @tcorella FRENSHIP (LA, USA) is a synth pop duo by definition, but they prove to be more than that, topping their class with full sounding synth drum tracks that keep one enthralled as the vocals coalesce in the effortless marriage of melody and harmony. Bio: There’s a strong contrarian …

MC Frontalot – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Photo credit: Sabelo Narasimhan MC Frontalot (Brooklyn, NY) is nerdcore royalty, rhyming about subjects from IT problems to old folklore with a very distinctive cadence and sound. From his FAQ: Q: Who is MC Frontalot, and what is nerdcore hip-hop? A: Front’s just this middle-aged nerd who spends a lot of …

Oh Pep!, 2/28/2017, Paramont Theater Austin, Photos – Write-up

Hailing from Melbourne, the perfect folk pop duo Oh Pep! made a stop at the historic Paramount Theater in Austin last Tuesday. Their music carried the crowd to another ethereal plane where everything outside of the music melted away, leaving behind a blend of soft harmonies and melodies. Their vocals …

Odetta Hartman – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Odetta Hartman (New York, NY) beautiful vocals and banjo laden tracks create an original sound from this up and coming artist. Bio: << Odetta Hartman >> is a young woman keeping the spirit of Old New York alive. With a heart-stopping voice and wide-ranging instrumental talent – she carries cowboy soul into …

Sam Lao – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Sam Lao (Dallas, TX) the inspirational and excellent rapper/singer brings the powerful beats and bars that gets your ass moving while prodding your brain from slumber. Bio:Sam Lao is a rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth – mainly drawing, painting and sculpting, she only recently began creating …

TINNAROSE – SXSW 2017 Top 20

TINNAROSE (Austin, TX) channel the past to create perfect fresh folk/rock tunes punctuated with masterful vocals peppered with vibrato. Bio: When Austin’s Tinnarose formed in 2014, they weren’t fully prepared for the hype they would generate. Built around the core of songwriter/vocalist Devon McDermott, guitarist/songwriter Morris Ramos, bassist Drew Schlegel, and …