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. …

Calliope Musicals, 1/5/2017, The Mohawk Austin, Photos – Write-up

Calliope Musicals is one of Austin’s best live music experiences. The group manifests party vibes to each audience with beautiful songs and a high-energy performance. This freezing night during Free Week Austin 2017 was no exception. The band got the packed crowd jumping, singing along and most importantly, sporting big …

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 …

Ingrid Michaelson, 11/3/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Half of Ingrid Michaelson’s heritage is steeped in Sweden, it comes as no surprise as she demonstrated her mastery of pop music throughout a seven album set list at Stubbs. From slower love songs like “You and I” on the sappy side to somber …

Calliope Musicals, 10/14/2016, Barracuda Austin, Photos – Write-up

It’s no secret that Calliope Musicals is one of our favorite bands live, streaming and answering questions.  Friday night, they had the difficult task of playing between TINNAROSE, who just released an album and Sweet Spirit, who’s kicking off their fall tour.  Calliope Musicals did not disappoint, providing the high …

Saint Motel, 10/6/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Joe Shaw Closing out the night and Warming up for their appearance at ACL Festival, with a pretty spectacular and well orchestrated show, was Saint Motel! Emo’s was decked out for this act. From the hanging swimsuit album cover chick to the saintmotelevision photo back drop…I witnessed a …

Jr Jr, 10/6/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Joe Shaw Continued from Weathers – Photos – Write-up Next up, Jr Jr (Formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr), wowed the crowd and took the energy to the next level! From their Golden Girls inspired sequin outfits (reminding us all to not take ourselves so seriously) to their Summer 2015 single …

Prinze George, 10/4/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Prinze George, Brooklyn based synth-pop trio won over new fans at their 2nd ACL 2016 Late Night Show.  Their dream pop music and beautiful vocals had the crowd swaying to the beat.  After their 2nd weekend of ACL, they will join Lewis Del Mar on a fall tour.  Definitely a band worth …