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 …

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, …

Bishop Briggs, 5/20/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Bishop Briggs showed us that electro RnB is a genre that is alive and well at the sold out entrancing show. Her powerful voice stayed in the lower registers, but effortlessly traversed the scale as the song soaringly crested and fell with the energy of her words. …

BLXPLTN, 7/27/2017, Oskar Blues Brewery, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Austin’s BLXPLTN is one of the best bands performing right now.  The trio is making punk rock that is full of energy, presenting an angst fueled by political and social injustices.  Jeremy Kivett (drums) has joined  TaSzlin Muerte (vocals and electro drums) and Jonathan “Javelin” Horstmann (vocals, guitar, bass and …

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 …

Little Dragon 4/26/2017, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Little Dragon put on a spectacular show that was a non stop visual and auditory deluge. Not only did Yukimi Nagano (vocalist of Little Dragon) have three costume changes, each costume was a work of art with individual styles all of their own. Her …

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 …

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

Written by Phil Barton Sweet Spirit treated Austin to a record release show at the Barracuda and they have, once again, exceeded my expectations.  This is one of the most consistently awesome live bands I’ve ever seen.  Every show is a party and they go 100% from the beginning to …

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 …