TINNAROSE – SXSW 2017 Top 20

TINNAROSE (Austin, TX) channel the past to create perfect fresh folk/rock tunes punctuated with masterful vocals peppered with vibrato. Bio: When Austin’s Tinnarose formed in 2014, they weren’t fully prepared for the hype they would generate. Built around the core of songwriter/vocalist Devon McDermott, guitarist/songwriter Morris Ramos, bassist Drew Schlegel, and …

KONGOS, 10/22/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Review

Written by Greg Ackerman South Africans by way of Arizona, KONGOS made a stop at Austin venue, Emo’s Saturday evening in support of their new record, “Egomaniac.” The four brothers Daniel, Dylan, Jesse and Johnny play alternative rock but it’s a far cry from conventional music. Primal drums combine with funk and …

TINNAROSE, 10/14/2016, Barracuda Austin, Photos – Write-up

TINNAROSE delivered excellence twice yesterday. First, we woke up to their 2nd album “My Pleasure Has Returned” and it has been on repeat since.  They channeled the past (The Who, Jefferson Airplane), mixed in some new sounds and create mind blowing music! Secondly, TINNAROSE performed for their album release show and …

SXSW 2016 3/11/2016-3/20/2016, Austin, Photos – Write-up

SXSW has ended. The most wonderful time of year has passed.  Thousands of artists and tens of thousands of SXSW attendees have returned home.  Some have fallen in love with Austin and plan to move here as soon as possible and a few have extended their vacation for a little longer …

Henry + The Invisibles – 2/6/16, Swan Dive, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Henry + The Invisibles is the multi-instrument funk maniac Henry Roland.  He loops bass, guitar, drum machine, synth and more live to create pure musical ecstasy! On a stage much too small for his amount of talent he got the Saturday night revelers moving and grooving.  If you enjoy great music and …

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, …

Photo Album: Spirit Animal, 6/10/2015, Stubb’s, Austin, TX

NYC Rock ‘n’ Roll party known as Spirit Animal destroyed Stubb’s Austin with their high-spirited funk rock and roll.  They are a band to see; included on Music Felon’s 2014 SXSW Top Artists and 2015 Best of SXSW.  Everyone should do The Black Jack White with Spirit Animal, Steve Cooper leading …