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. …

Float Fest 2017, Cool River Ranch: Photos – Write-up

Last weekend’s fourth Float Fest near San Marcos combined one of the best festival lineups, tubing, camping and carnivals, creating a unique festival that has found its niche.  Festival goers flew and drove in from around the country for the experience.  There was even an Ariana Grande sighting at rapper …

Little Dragon 4/26/2017, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Little Dragon put on a spectacular show that was a non stop visual and auditory deluge. Not only did Yukimi Nagano (vocalist of Little Dragon) have three costume changes, each costume was a work of art with individual styles all of their own. Her …

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 …

UTOPiAfest 2016, Four Sisters Ranch, Utopia, TX: Photos – Write-up

Written by Nicole If you’re into festivals and you’re not attending UTOPiAfest then you’re missing out on an amazing experience.  This BYOB camping music festival brings an astonishing line up of musical talent every year to the Four Sister’s Ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  This was …

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 …