Bishop Briggs, 5/20/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Bishop Briggs showed us that electro RnB is a genre that is alive and well at the sold out entrancing show. Her powerful voice stayed in the lower registers, but effortlessly traversed the scale as the song soaringly crested and fell with the energy of her words. …

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 …

Tunde Olaniran – SXSW 2017 Top 20

photo by Jon Shaft   Tunde Olaniran, (Flint, MI) rapper, artist, and social advocate creates beautifully schizophrenic pop songs with his four octave vocal range and crafty production skills. Bio: The Afro-futurist mix of Hip-Hop/R&B/Punk that is Tunde Olaniran returned with his first full-length album on Quite Scientific entitled Transgressor on August 7th, …

Coast Modern, 10/13/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written By Drew Walker of The Wild Now After having a few Coast Modern singles on my everyday Spotify playlist for the last couple of months, I was really excited to see this live show. I didn’t know what to expect from this LA based performance, but they definitely brought …

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 …

Tegan and Sara, 9/217/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Bang Ho The last time I saw Tegan and Sara was at Stubb’s in 2007, almost a decade ago and I had almost forgotten how much fun and special one of their shows are until T & S came out dancing on stage to Le Tigre’s …

Shura, 9/217/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Bang Ho Before SXSW 2016, Shura was on my radar as a new artist that might make an appearance, but when I asked if she was performing, she said no. I was bummed, but then her album dropped in July and she announced she was touring …

Marian Hill, 9/17/2016, Parish, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho What do you get when you mix a live production looping maestro, a jazz musician that plays bass and saxophone, and loungy smooth vocals that ranges from slightly slow/husky to high/fast with immaculate ease? The festival killers Marian Hill that have hit just about every (if not …