ROZES, 10/20/2017, Stubb’s, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   ROZES is the perfect combination of melodic synth work and beautiful vocals that register power whether in the lower or upper registers without having to raise the volume.  While she hit fame with her song Roses with the Chain Smokers, her songs transcend that genre …

Cherry Glazerr, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton   L.A.’s indie rock band, Cherry Glazerr, stopped in Austin to set the mood for headliner Foster the People.  Not being on my music radar, I was unsure of what I was in for but was pleasantly surprised.  The female fronted band brought tons of energy …

Foster the People, 10/12/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Phil Barton   Foster the People gave Austin music goers an extra credit chance to see them outside of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.  FTP really has their stage performance dialed in.  Their set felt like a greatest hits performance from a band that, in the grand …

White Reaper, 10/12/2017, Mohawk, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

White Reaper played a killer set opening for Car Seat Headrest during their ACL late night concert! They are as raucous as their music would lead you to believe.  Catch White Reaper this weekend at ACL Fest or on tour!      

Portugal. The Man, 10/7/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho   Portugal. The Man are an incredibly talented band that rocked the Stubb’s Late Night ACL show.  They kicked off the set three covers of varied genres (Metallica, Pink Floyd, and Oasis later in their set).  While their music can be described anywhere from dance pop to …

Run the Jewels, 10/6/2017, Stubb’s, ACL Late Nights, Austin: Photos – Write-up

Run the Jewels tore down the stage at their ACL Late Night show! It’s magical when a group connects with their fans so well.  The crowd was chanting RTJ before they hit the stage.Fans were eager to be part of something bigger, screaming along with chants and call and response …

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 …

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 …

Ingrid Michaelson, 11/3/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho Half of Ingrid Michaelson’s heritage is steeped in Sweden, it comes as no surprise as she demonstrated her mastery of pop music throughout a seven album set list at Stubbs. From slower love songs like “You and I” on the sappy side to somber …