Marian Hill, 9/17/2016, Parish, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho What do you get when you mix a live production looping maestro, a jazz musician that plays bass and saxophone, and loungy smooth vocals that ranges from slightly slow/husky to high/fast with immaculate ease? The festival killers Marian Hill that have hit just about every (if not …

Holiday Mountain, 5/14/16, Parish, Austin, Photos

From bio: Coming from the “Keep-It-Weird” capital of Austin, Texas, electronic duo Holiday Mountain pushes a genre-expanding sound, fusing together their affinity for EDM, hip-hop, and pop to create a force so strong, even NPR concedes that “resistance is futile”. “After witnessing their atomic live set, you’ll be rendered breathless,” …

Blue Healer, 5/14/16, Parish, Austin, Photos

From bio: Born out of the belief that music should be fun, BLUE HEALER cruised into the Austin scene in 2015 with the ease of your first high school set of wheels – the wheels you got to second-base in on a neon-tinged Friday night. Mixing distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, …

Knox Hamilton, 5/19/2016, Parish, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Knox Hamilton sounded phenomenal at the Parish! The up-and-coming pop superstars are touring to support their EP How’s Your Mind.  Despite the late start due to an audio issue, the set was a non-stop dance party! Boots Copeland (lead vocals, guitar) with his brother Cobo Copeland (drum, vocals), Drew Buffington (guitar), and Taylor Flynn …

Symmetry, 5/19/2016, Parish, Austin, Photos

From their bio – Relentless. It’s the word that best describes Symmetry, a progressive pop/rock band based out of Los Angeles. Striving to touch one’s heart and soul through their music, this innovative band consists of Michael Campbell (vocals), Jared Hara (guitar), Will Weiner (bass) and Max D’Anda (drums). These …

Diet Cig, 4/28/2016, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Diet Cig demands unequivocal attention with singer/guitarist Alex’s high kicking across every inch of the stage (including on top of the bass drum) and furious drumming from Noah. Taking breaks to connect with the audience, Alex recounted stories (one involved her accidentally getting a whole band arrested …

San Fermin, 5/3/2016, Parish, Austin, Photos – Review

Written by Greg Ackerman Brooklyn Baroque pop act San Fermin stopped in Austin Tuesday at The Parish in support of their 2015 release, Jackrabbit. A good-sized crowd gathered at our favorite Sixth Street venue to catch an elegant set by a band that one could say is part of the New …

AudioDamn!, 5/1/2016, Parish, Austin, Photos – Write-Up

AudioDamn! put on  killer show in Austin opening for Highly Suspect!  The three piece, Germany\Austrian band enthralled the crowd with their genre bending music.  Combining R&B, soul, rock and pop they have made some of the most fun rock music around today.   Comprised of singer/guitarist Oliver “Oli” Wimmer, guitarist …

Gin Wigmore, 4/19/2016, Parish, Austin, Photos – Write-Up

Written by Bang Ho If your eyes weren’t on Gin Wigmore’s captivating New Zealand face when the band took the stage, they were guaranteed to be as soon as her high and raspy disctinct voice started belting. Think British chanteuse Duffy with a lower register singing along with a rockabilly tinged …