Cold War Kids, 12/6/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by James_ATX Indie rock legends, the Cold War Kids threw down an excellent performance for 101x’s Indie Xmas! They ran through the gamut of their catalog –playing hits off their new album LA Devine, reaching back into Robbers and Cowards, and even veering outside their works with …

MOBLEY, 12/6/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by James_ATX   The multi-talented MOBLEY performed a spectacular show at Emo’s for 101x’s Indie Xmas!  The recent Black Fret grant winner was quite at home on the huge stage.  MOBLEY even brought his very intimate living drum machine, where four audience members are transformed with wristbands …

The Front Bottoms, 11/16/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

New Jersey’s own The Front Bottoms never cease to impress.  This stop in Austin, touring their exceptional new album Going Grey, was no different.  They hit the stage hard with the new single You Used to Say (Holy Fuck) and the crowd dug it, with some displaying their excitement by …

Lizzo, 11/3/2018, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Lizzo brought the Emo’s crowd to her Church of Feelin’ Myself. All she needed was a DJ, her backing dancers dubbed the Big Girls, and her amazing voice. She may be a rapper by trade, but she was very much at home singing slow …

Everclear, 11/5/2017, Emo’s, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Everclear certainly embodies 90s rock, but they showed their range at Emo’s last night with songs that ran the gamut between grunge, alt, and pop rock. Regardless of what genre they’re categorized in, the one thing that is certain is that they still know how to rock …

Quiet Company, 11/5/2017, Emo’s, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Quiet Company embraces the dark real side of life in their music with a comedic edge, power chords, and a beat that keeps you dancing. In a perfect match, they opened for Everclear at Emo’s, covering topics of divorce and self introspection while keeping the audience …

Bonobo, 10/7/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   Simon Green, better known by his stage name Bonobo, graced his adoring fans at ACL after show at Emo’s East for a late 11:30PM set. His Friday mid-day ACL set and previous shows have had high acclaim on this round of touring, but …

Black Pistol Fire, 9/29/2017, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Black Pistol Fire‘s Deadbeat Graffiti album release, benefit, and tour kick off party was exactly what you’d expect from one of the most energetic bands on the scene!  The set took you on the same roller-coaster ride that is their fifth album Deadbeat Graffiti.  The crowd released their demons and got …

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. …