Molly Burch, 12/22/2017, Stubbs, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Molly Burch‘s strong soulful voice boomed in the Stubbs Jr venue, bringing to life an era of music not oft remembered.  A cross of the Nashville sound with a touch of surf rock/lounge, Molly’s voice conjured sounds of singers like Dusty Springfield and Patsy Cline …

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 …

Shy Beast, 11/17/2017, Swan Dive, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Shy Beast is a local band that captivated everyone in the audience at the Swan Dive for their EP release party. They are the perfect entertainment package of a polished electro pop rock band fronted by Mariclaire (MC) Glaeser; it was surprising they didn’t …

Cults, 11/12/2017, Antone’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Cults filled Antone’s with their slightly dreamy synth pop that approaches the shoe gaze genre but is too lively to be labeled so. The band’s mid tempo beat is combined perfectly with Madeleine’s sometimes soft and drawn out vocals that linger around out sweetly, …

Wild Child, 11/17/2017, Scoot Inn, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Craig McGreggor   Wild Child and Austin go hand in hand like a bowl of queso and “Why yes, I would love more queso.” One can never have enough of these local darlings who call this city their beloved home. For me, this may have been my eighth W.C. …

Tegan and Sara, 11/15/2017, Paramount, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Tegan and Sara embarked on the tenth anniversary of their fifth album “The Con”, stopping for two sold out nights at the Paramount.  While the venue was atypical for bands, it was the perfect setting for a stripped down acoustic set in which they played the …

The Rural Alberta Advantage, 11/13/2017, Barracuda, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Touring their fresh new album, The Wild, The Rural Alberta Advantage made a stop in Austin on a warm November night.  Nils Edenloff (vocals and guitar),  Robin Hatch (keys, bass and vocals), and Paul Banwatt (drums) brought their unique brand of Canadian indie rock.  Fans sang along to old favorites and and …

Yukon Blonde, 11/13/2017, Barracuda, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Greg Ackerman Watching Yukon Blonde play an off night (Monday) at downtown Austin club, Barracuda on the back-patio stage recalled dozens of mid-tier acts of high quality that come through Austin each year but still haven’t gotten the recognition they deserve. It’s a bit puzzling how these bands don’t …

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 …