Bishop Briggs, 5/20/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Bishop Briggs showed us that electro RnB is a genre that is alive and well at the sold out entrancing show. Her powerful voice stayed in the lower registers, but effortlessly traversed the scale as the song soaringly crested and fell with the energy of her words. …

Yoke Lore – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Yoke Lore (Brooklyn, NY) produces extraordinary chill, modern, pop earworms with a tinge of banjo and vocals on vocals on vocals. Bio: Brooklyn project Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories …

Mike Doughty and Wheatus, 1/27/2017, 3Ten Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Greg Ackerman Last Friday late 90s acts Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) and Wheatus played Austin’s 3TEN at ACL Live. Doughty is known for his self-described “slacker jazz” while Wheatus is known for the same type of low-fi music Austin’s Daniel Johnston introduced to Central Texans during the same era. …

The Eastern Sea, 1/5/2017, Mohawk Austin, Photos – Write-up

The Eastern Sea always delivers an awesome live performance and this show was no different. Their unique prog-pop songs resonated with the crowd; their haunting melodies and vocals were perfectly suited for the cold winter night. If you crave beautifully well crafted music, make sure you catch The Eastern Sea …

Lucy Dacus, 12/14/2016, ACL Live, Photos – Write-up

Rising rock star Lucy Dacus blew minds and melted faces with her beautiful vocals and catchy hooks.  Her debut album “No Burden” rightfully landed on many top album list of 2016, including NPR’s Bob Boilen’s Top 10 Albums of 2016!  The abbreviated set for the KGSR’s 26th Anniversary Party gave …

Kurt Vile and the Violators, 12/14/2016, ACL Live, Photos – Write-up

Indie rockers Kurt Vile and the Violators played a killer set at the KGSR’s 26th Anniversary Party. The sound was perfection in the iconic Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits tapings. They did not disappoint as they tore through a full set for the sold out crowd. A highlight …

Jeff Rosenstock, 11/2/2016, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Tired and still recovering from a long Halloween weekend, a raucous Jeff Rosenstock would be the only logical choice for a mid-week Wednesday show.  There was no mistake in telling when the set began, people rushed to the front of the stage as soon as the …

Declan McKenna, 10/28/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Declan McKenna, one of our SXSW 2016 Top 20, made his first stop in Austin outside of that madhouse last night.  This time, he was accompanied by his band with Isabel Torres on guitar, Gabrielle King on drums, and Nathan Cox on keys. They started the night off right with …