Bad Bad Hats, 11/16/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Minneapolis three-piece Bad Bad Hats played a killer set at Emo’s Austin, opening for The Front Bottoms. The indie rockers are Kerry Alexander (vocals, guitar,), Chris Hoge (drums), and Noah Boswell (bass), together that make some beautiful music with a smidge of the Midwest accent. Kerry’s vocal are airy, pure, …

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

Written by Bang Ho Everclear certainly embodies 90s rock, but they showed their range at Emo’s last night with songs that ran the gamut between grunge, alt, and pop rock. Regardless of what genre they’re categorized in, the one thing that is certain is that they still know how to rock …

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 …

Cherry Glazerr, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton   L.A.’s indie rock band, Cherry Glazerr, stopped in Austin to set the mood for headliner Foster the People.  Not being on my music radar, I was unsure of what I was in for but was pleasantly surprised.  The female fronted band brought tons of energy …

Foster the People, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton   Foster the People gave Austin music goers an extra credit chance to see them outside of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.  FTP really has their stage performance dialed in.  Their set felt like a greatest hits performance from a band that, in the grand …

White Reaper, 10/12/2017, Mohawk, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

White Reaper played a killer set opening for Car Seat Headrest during their ACL late night concert! They are as raucous as their music would lead you to believe.  Catch White Reaper this weekend at ACL Fest or on tour!      

Run the Jewels, 10/6/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Run the Jewels tore down the stage at their ACL Late Night show! It’s magical when a group connects with their fans so well.  The crowd was chanting RTJ before they hit the stage.Fans were eager to be part of something bigger, screaming along with chants and call and response …

Smallpools, 9/26/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Smallpools did everything big, from the sound to the performance on stage at Emo’s. Sean Scanlon’s vocals spanned an octave or two in a matter of a few notes with ease as he played synth/keys with the rest of the band fully filling out the …

MisterWives, 9/26/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho MisterWive’s distinct brand of indie pop flooded the Emo’s venue with it’s warm upbeat melodies. Mandy Lee’s unique vocals range from low and smokey to high and razor sharp in a moment. The fast guitar upstrokes run in the ska vein, keeping the song’s feet dancing. …