Peelander-Z, 11/11/2017, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   To close an already wild evening, Peelander-Z was brought in as a late add to a show moved from Spiderhouse to Empire Control Room.  While Fragile Rock may have moved us emotionally, and Calliope Musicals visually, Peelander demanded physical movement.  The band identifies …

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 …

Fragile Rock, 11/11/2017, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   The competition for best emo puppet band may be tight but one local act reigns sadly supreme.  Fragile Rock, the creation of local comedian Brently Heilbron and a cauldron of local puppeteers, improvisers, comics and musicians moved and rocked the crowd that only …

Calliope Musicals, 1/8/2016, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Calliope Musicals kicked off their show with a bang from a confetti cannon.  The energy of the show did not dissipate the entire concert.  With continuous hair flips and beautiful vocals Carrie Fussell  and band-mates had the crowd enthralled in the psych rock and folk pop that makes up their eclectic …

Taylor & the Wild Now, 1/8/2016, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Taylor & the Wild Now is a phenomenal band that has a unique sound in the indie genre! They blend soulful vocals with dreamy/surf rock guitar riffs.  Closing down the #freeweek festivities at Empire, Taylor Baker’s vocals were strong, expressive and still felt effortless throughout the set, while Drew Walker …

Shinobi Ninja, 10/30/2015, Empire, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Brooklyn’s Shinobi Ninja tore-up the the Empire Control Room stage!  Due the weather the show had to be moved inside to the smaller stage.  The larger garage stage would have still been cramped for the amount of energy they released.  When probed for what to expected from their new video, …