Heart Byrne, 8/12/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and photos by Craig McGreggor   It is no small, swift task covering and representing such an iconic group as the Talking Heads.  Heart Byrne, Austin’s local tribute to the aforementioned 70s and 80s art, punk, rock-everything group excels exceedingly at that. Fans were treated to a double set …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

TINNAROSE – SXSW 2017 Top 20

TINNAROSE (Austin, TX) channel the past to create perfect fresh folk/rock tunes punctuated with masterful vocals peppered with vibrato. Bio: When Austin’s Tinnarose formed in 2014, they weren’t fully prepared for the hype they would generate. Built around the core of songwriter/vocalist Devon McDermott, guitarist/songwriter Morris Ramos, bassist Drew Schlegel, and …