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. …

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. …

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 …

Gogol Bordello, 11/12/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton The Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello stopped into Austin and gave a much needed break from what has been a very difficult week for so many.  I can only describe them as an endurance band that sprints the entire way through their 2 hour set.  Their shows …

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 …