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 …

Declan McKenna, 10/28/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Declan McKenna, one of our SXSW 2016 Top 20, made his first stop in Austin outside of that madhouse last night.  This time, he was accompanied by his band with Isabel Torres on guitar, Gabrielle King on drums, and Nathan Cox on keys. They started the night off right with …

The Head and The Heart, 10/28/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

The Head and The Heart’s positive vibes emanated into the sold out crowd last night; their joyous music and presence enthralled the masses into moving with the music.  They opened the set with the incredible song “All We Ever Knew” and continued through their impressive catalog.  Mid set, Declan McKenna …

Elle King, 10/23/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Elle King is not just a musician that keeps the audience grooving, she is also a seasoned entertainer (much like her dad Rob Schneider) that kept the audience hootin’ and hollerin’ throughout the entire show last night with her down to earth anecdotes and jokes. Befitting …

Fantastic Negrito, 10/23/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Fantastic Negrito (Xavier Dphrepaulezz) owns the stage from the moment he steps on until the last note! His emotive “blues with punk attitude” filled the room and no one could take their eyes off him. Xavier, along with his band comprised of Tomas Salcedo (guitar), Nathan Pedley (bass), Joshua Nash …

Jack Garratt, 10/7/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho While there are numerous one man/woman bands these days with the advent of digital loopers and synthesizers, few wow as Jack Garratt did at his show at Stubbs. As if his distinct voice dynamically runs from soulfully low and grizzled smoothly to a sweet falsetto that …

Two Door Cinema Club, 10/7/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho Two Door Cinema Club is not just a band that captures well composed melodies in the studio, they are an exemplary touring one to boot –the full package, stage performance and musically.  They had seven huge video displays that were about 15 feet high and four …