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 …

L.A. Salami – SXSW 2017 Top 20

L.A. Salami (London, UK) is a master of his craft, slinkily spinning stories while finger picking folk diddies on the guitar, painting moving pictures with our ears as the canvas. Bio: L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer/songwriter from London, England known for crafting magnetic blues-rock songs with a postmodern …

Elle King, 10/23/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Elle King is not just a musician that keeps the audience grooving, she is also a seasoned entertainer (much like her dad Rob Schneider) that kept the audience hootin’ and hollerin’ throughout the entire show last night with her down to earth anecdotes and jokes. Befitting …

Fantastic Negrito, 10/23/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Fantastic Negrito (Xavier Dphrepaulezz) owns the stage from the moment he steps on until the last note! His emotive “blues with punk attitude” filled the room and no one could take their eyes off him. Xavier, along with his band comprised of Tomas Salcedo (guitar), Nathan Pedley (bass), Joshua Nash …

KONGOS, 10/22/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Review

Written by Greg Ackerman South Africans by way of Arizona, KONGOS made a stop at Austin venue, Emo’s Saturday evening in support of their new record, “Egomaniac.” The four brothers Daniel, Dylan, Jesse and Johnny play alternative rock but it’s a far cry from conventional music. Primal drums combine with funk and …

Cold War Kids, 10/4/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Like a well-oiled tornado, the Cold War Kids tore through their hour and a half set for their ACL Late night show.  The veterans of indie rock have their performance dialed-in and yet did not seem forced or orchestrated.  The set list had the crowd riding waves of nostalgia, blues …

UTOPiAfest 2016, Four Sisters Ranch, Utopia, TX: Photos – Write-up

Written by Nicole If you’re into festivals and you’re not attending UTOPiAfest then you’re missing out on an amazing experience.  This BYOB camping music festival brings an astonishing line up of musical talent every year to the Four Sister’s Ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  This was …

People’s Blues of Richmond, 9/15/2016, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

People’s Blues of Richmond tore through a near 2 hour set with the party rock vibes never letting the crowd down.  The phenomenal 90 second title track “Quit or Die” from their fantastic new album is on a whole other level live. The trio creates some of the best blues/psych …

Violent Femmes, 7/20/2016, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho When seeing a band that’s been around for three and a half decades, it’s a treat and a surprise to see what will be played.  While some bands worry about playing their hits early in the set, Violent Femmes jumped started their show with Blister in …