Music Felon’s Favorite Albums and EPs of 2017

What a great year in music, these are some of the best albums we have heard!   Airways – Starting to Spin Alex Cameron – Forced Witness alt-J – RELAXER Barns Courtney – The Attractions of Youth Beans On Toast – Cushty Big Thief – Capacity Black Pistol Fire – …

Music Felon’s Favorite Music Videos of 2017

Our favorite music videos of 2017, some may even say the best of 2017   Watsky – Exquisite Corpse Run The Jewels – Call Ticketron Open Mike Eagle – Hymnal (feat. Sammus) Avey Tare – Ms. Secret Tuvaband – Eventually Silence Caroline Rose – Money AWOLNATION – Seven Sticks of …

Music Felon’s Favorite Songs of 2017

An eclectic mix of the songs we could not stop listening to 2018.   Family – Mother Mother Step into the Darkness – Said The Whale Polyamory – Bonaparte 3WW – alt-J Hate That You Know Me – Bleachers Juice – Lady Leshurr Confetti – Satellite Stories Die Young – …

Calliope Musicals, 11/11/2017, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   Following up eccentric collective like Fragile Rock on an odd November night is a challenge.  Calliope Musicals brand of infectiously fun music and psych/trance like visuals was an easily counterpart.  It’s hard to brand these group as anything other than just great.  Not …

Saint Motel, 11/4/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Saint Motel‘s sold out show at the Mohawk was a perfect intersection of a late night tv performance and live show in every aspect true to their second album’s name, saintmotelevision and tour titled “Late Night with Saint Motel.”  Two fixed audience cameras on …

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 …