Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20

We handpicked a list of artists after listening to all the performing acts at SXSW 2017 on Spotify and made a Best of SXSW 2017 playlist. Then we selected the top acts with relatively small followings and created Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20 Playlist. These artists are the crux of what the SXSW is all about …

Matt Maeson – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Matt Maeson (Virginia Beach, VA) delivers raw and emotive vocals over an alternative sound, tinged with an americana sound. Bio: Who killed Matt Maeson? Maybe the devil, who haunted his parents, two reformed teenage outlaws who played in religious heavy-metal bands and wouldn’t let him listen to rock on the …

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 …