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. …

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 …