Gogol Bordello, 11/12/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton The Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello stopped into Austin and gave a much needed break from what has been a very difficult week for so many.  I can only describe them as an endurance band that sprints the entire way through their 2 hour set.  Their shows …

Jeff Rosenstock, 11/2/2016, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Tired and still recovering from a long Halloween weekend, a raucous Jeff Rosenstock would be the only logical choice for a mid-week Wednesday show.  There was no mistake in telling when the set began, people rushed to the front of the stage as soon as the …

The Front Bottoms, 4/28/2016, Emo’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho The Front Bottoms set the tone to their show by coming onto stage to Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On with lead vocalist Brian Sella wearing a Texas flag as a cape.  While usually described as indie rock, the vocals have a distinct punk cadence of …

They Might be Giants, 3/31, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Review

Guest writer Greg Ackerman How does a music fan and journalist live for 45 years and not see a They Might Be Giants (TMBG) performance until March 31 when the prolific indie-pop act landed at Stubb’s BBQ for an appearance at the venue? No idea. This is an experienced live …

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 …

SXSW 2016 Top 20

The SXSW 2016 Top 20 is  incredible artists in an eclectic mix of genres.  From EDM to bluegrass it’s all here. We are adding more artists as SXSW add more to the lineup check back or follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Andy Clockwise (Electronic) has a dark husky voice backed with …

Beans on Toast – “Rolling Up the Hill”⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5: Now Streaming

Rolling Up the Hill is the second Beans on Toast album for 2015.  Full of folk punk gems.  Jay McAllister’s raspy Essex vocals provided the perfect delivery for his heartfelt and sometimes politically charged songs.  Rolling Up the Hill is an album you can crack a cold one sit back and …