Fleet Foxes, 8/16/2017, ACL Live, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Fleet Foxes played an incredible set the first night of their two sold out nights at Austin’s ACL Live.   Their haunting harmonies rang through the room and the crowd absorbed the majestic melodies, swaying to the beat.  This was truly a spiritual experience that cannot not be conveyed in …

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 …

TINNAROSE, 3/31/2017, Barracuda Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton What do you call seven of some of the most talented musicians Austin has to offer on a stage barely big enough to hold them?  The answer is TINNAROSE.  Fronted by Devon McDermott and Morris Ramos, TINNAROSE’s amazing vocals and musical talents seemed to be too large …

The Canvas People, Best of Austin’s Spring Festival 2017 Interview

  Up-and-coming local Austin indie pop band The Canvas People are a four piece band with breathtaking sounds woven with amazing beautiful harmonies and dreamy melodies. They answered a few questions for us in this delightful interview. Be sure to check them out during the fest! Will you introduce the …

Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20

We handpicked a list of artists after listening to all the performing acts at SXSW 2017 on Spotify and made a Best of SXSW 2017 playlist. Then we selected the top acts with relatively small followings and created Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20 Playlist. These artists are the crux of what the SXSW is all about …

L.A. Salami – SXSW 2017 Top 20

L.A. Salami (London, UK) is a master of his craft, slinkily spinning stories while finger picking folk diddies on the guitar, painting moving pictures with our ears as the canvas. Bio: L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer/songwriter from London, England known for crafting magnetic blues-rock songs with a postmodern …

Oh Pep!, 2/28/2017, Paramont Theater Austin, Photos – Write-up

Hailing from Melbourne, the perfect folk pop duo Oh Pep! made a stop at the historic Paramount Theater in Austin last Tuesday. Their music carried the crowd to another ethereal plane where everything outside of the music melted away, leaving behind a blend of soft harmonies and melodies. Their vocals …

Odetta Hartman – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Odetta Hartman (New York, NY) beautiful vocals and banjo laden tracks create an original sound from this up and coming artist. Bio: << Odetta Hartman >> is a young woman keeping the spirit of Old New York alive. With a heart-stopping voice and wide-ranging instrumental talent – she carries cowboy soul into …