SXSW 2018: Round 2 Artists Announcement

The Definitive SXSW 2018 Playlist by @SXSWMF has been created and is up-to-date with these artists. Official announcment from SXSW   Acid Tongue (Seattle WA) AHI (Brampton CANADA) AKA (Johannesurg SOUTH AFRICA) Alex Napping (Austin TX) Ali aka Mind (Bogotá COLOMBIA) Alice Ivy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Andrew W.K. (New York NY) Anemone (Montréal CANADA) Annabel Allum (Guildford UK-ENGLAND) Anna Wise (Brooklyn NY) Arin …

Quiet Company, 11/5/2017, Emo’s, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Quiet Company embraces the dark real side of life in their music with a comedic edge, power chords, and a beat that keeps you dancing. In a perfect match, they opened for Everclear at Emo’s, covering topics of divorce and self introspection while keeping the audience …

Lupe Fiasco, 11/3/2017, The Belmont, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   “It’s coming,” proclaimed Lupe Fiasco to a near sold-out Belmont venue regarding his next albums, Drogas Waves.  Honestly, I don’t think anyone is holding their breathe or minds the wait when given the chance to see him live at the intimate venue for the …

ROZES, 10/20/2017, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   ROZES is the perfect combination of melodic synth work and beautiful vocals that register power whether in the lower or upper registers without having to raise the volume.  While she hit fame with her song Roses with the Chain Smokers, her songs transcend that genre …

MAGIC GIANT, 10/22/2017, Antone’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

MAGIC GIANT is an unstoppable force!  Their live performance echoes the good vibes their music brings.  It is a non-stop party from the moment they hit the stage til the final applause.  The crowd screamed and happily clapped along to their singles as well as the lesser known songs in their …

In the Valley Below, 10/20/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Indie rockers In the Valley Below led by Jeffrey Jacob Mendel (vocals, guitar), Angela Gail Mattson (vocals, keyboard) and backing by Joshua Clair (drums) provided beautiful vibes at their concert.  The dreamy sounds filled the area and wrapped fans in a soothing blanket of warm vocals.  In The Valley Below’s ethereal set …

Alvvays, 10/12/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Bang Ho   Alvvays are a Canadian band that are no stranger to Austin; they’ve opened Stubb’s for Chvrches, played a huge festival stage during Fun Fun Fun Fest, and felt right at home at the sold out packed Mohawk show.  While the band is labeled dream …

MUNA, 10/12/2017, Parish, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Bang Ho   MUNA is a band that caught my ear’s attention during SXSW 2016 and are only gaining more fans as time goes on.  They have been playing sold out shows opening for Harry Styles around the world and stopped for four shows in Austin, (three …