Dead Prez, 7/30/2017, The Little Darlin’ , Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Dead Prez played a pop up “secret” show presented by  Music Is On The Menu and the The Little Darlin’ in South Austin last Sunday, with whisperings only a few days out.  The crowd was spread out in the large backyard of the venue, …

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 …

P.O.S 2/15/2017, Barracuda Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho There’s no mistake, P.O.S is not only healthy following a successful kidney transplant, but he is back full force on the stage.  P.O.S debuted new music off of his new album “Chill, Dummy,” backed by DJ Fundo spinning the beats and a sequencer by his …

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 …

Buggsy – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Buggsy (Bristol, UK) has bars that blaze stupid fast but also has a critical understanding that a masterful control of pacing serves the song four fold refreshingly with grimey real life content. Bio: Buggsy, The fast spitting Rasta emcee from the district of St.pauls in Bristol, UK. Not shy of entertaining …

Sam Lao – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Sam Lao (Dallas, TX) the inspirational and excellent rapper/singer brings the powerful beats and bars that gets your ass moving while prodding your brain from slumber. Bio:Sam Lao is a rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth – mainly drawing, painting and sculpting, she only recently began creating …

Sammus – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Sammus, (Ithaca, NY)  an extraordinary rap artist that defies genre, dropping bars that range from thoughtfully introspective to esoteric gamer references. Bio: SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University.  Known as much for her …

Mike Doughty and Wheatus, 1/27/2017, 3Ten Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Greg Ackerman Last Friday late 90s acts Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) and Wheatus played Austin’s 3TEN at ACL Live. Doughty is known for his self-described “slacker jazz” while Wheatus is known for the same type of low-fi music Austin’s Daniel Johnston introduced to Central Texans during the same era. …