Saint Motel, 11/4/2017, Mohawk, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Saint Motel‘s sold out show at the Mohawk was a perfect intersection of a late night tv performance and live show in every aspect true to their second album’s name, saintmotelevision and tour titled “Late Night with Saint Motel.”  Two fixed audience cameras on …

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 …

Alice Jemima – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Alice Jemima, (Exeter, U.K.) is a sensational singer-songwriter that crafts multi-layered heavenly pop jems that you instantly lose yourself in. Bio:  When 22-year-old Alice Jemima was 14 and everyone else from her comprehensive school in Devon applied for work experience placements in retail or IT departments, Jemima followed her passion …

Gabriel Royal – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Gabriel Royal (New York, NY) is a super talented cellist creating unique, beautiful baroque pop infused with soul and R&B. Bio: It takes a while for Gabriel Royal’s musical style to strike you. His songs build up slowly, the arrangements between his singing and cello playing pulling you in and… you …

KONGOS, 10/22/2016, Emo’s Austin, Photos – Review

Written by Greg Ackerman South Africans by way of Arizona, KONGOS made a stop at Austin venue, Emo’s Saturday evening in support of their new record, “Egomaniac.” The four brothers Daniel, Dylan, Jesse and Johnny play alternative rock but it’s a far cry from conventional music. Primal drums combine with funk and …

TINNAROSE, 10/14/2016, Barracuda Austin, Photos – Write-up

TINNAROSE delivered excellence twice yesterday. First, we woke up to their 2nd album “My Pleasure Has Returned” and it has been on repeat since.  They channeled the past (The Who, Jefferson Airplane), mixed in some new sounds and create mind blowing music! Secondly, TINNAROSE performed for their album release show and …