Tag: Austin

Molly Burch – “Please Be Mine”

Molly Burch – “Please Be Mine”

There is an intoxicating allure to Molly Burch. It begins with her voice, which is one of the most sensational to grace the planet. Like a chameleon, Burch transforms her voice to fit the mood and song, whether it is doo wop, classic country-folk, or ’60s bubble gum pop. It can be smokey a la Patti Smith, have a warble […]

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Sara Watkins Performs an Engaging Set at Antone’s

Sara Watkins Performs an Engaging Set at Antone’s

Austin, Texas was in for a treat when Sara Watkins and her band took stage this past Thursday night at Antone’s. The concert was intimate with an active crowd containing longtime Nickel Creek fans and others who have only been exposed to Watkins solo career. As a songwriter, Watkins has evolved with every album she releases. Her debut solo album, Sara […]

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MuteMath Show Review – Live and Loud at Emo’s

MuteMath Show Review – Live and Loud at Emo’s

After MuteMath played their opening song “Used To”, Darren King – the drummer for the band – securely duct taped his headphones to his head. I knew I was in for a good show! I’ve seen MuteMath numerous of times since their debut, self-titled album released in 2006, and they always put on a high-energy performance. Their January 7th show […]

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Gabe’s Top 2016 Photos

Gabe’s Top 2016 Photos

I have never been as active in my concert photography as I have been in 2016. I was able to cover the big, two, world-class events in Austin (South by Southwest and Austin City Limits), numerous sold out shows at The Parish, Mohawk, Stubb’s Waller Amphitheatre, Emo’s and The Sidewinder. Then there is my personal favorite, Float Fest – a new […]

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Okkervil River – “Away”

Okkervil River – “Away”

When speaking about the most influential songwriters of the current millennium, rarely does Okkervil River‘s Will Sheff get mentioned. It is a surprising thought as their efforts have always been intelligent concept albums. From The Black Sheep Boy to The Stand Ins to The Silver Gymnasium, they challenged our perceptions on what music ought to be. They shared elaborate stories […]

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Float Fest 2016 Show Review

Float Fest 2016 Show Review

Float Fest just wrapped up it’s third year with a impressive crowd turnout and artist line up. Temperatures were hot throughout the entire weekend peaking at 97 F (36 C) during the daytime. Fortunately, the heat wasn’t an issue for the crowd because Float Fest offers a special activity – attendants had the option to cool off by “floating” the […]

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Mitski Live at The Sidewinder (photo essay)

Mitski Live at The Sidewinder (photo essay)

For the past couple of months, I’ve been photographing soldout shows hosted by large venues, so I was delighted that Mitski’s show at SideWinder had a small-scaled crowd and intimate setting. The two opening acts were Jay Som, a soft spoken singer-songwriter who performed with just her electric guitar set to a clean tone and sang “cute” songs that had […]

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Lake Street Dive Live at Stubbs

Lake Street Dive Live at Stubbs

On June 25th, Lake Street Dive played for a sold out crowd at Stubbs amphitheater. It was a hot night in Texas but the heat in no way falter the band’s entire 22 song set list. Most of the songs performed are off the band’s most recent album Side Pony. The band, however, played two covers (“Lola” by the Kinks and “Bohemian […]

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Old Crow Medicine Show Live at Stubbs (photo essay)

Old Crow Medicine Show Live at Stubbs (photo essay)

I’ve been a fan of Old Crow Medicine Show since the early aughts but never saw them in concert until last Friday. Oh boy did I get my fix. The band performed about 20 songs for a sold-out crowd at Stubbs. Their music can range from being driven by fast-picking banjos to a dragging, drunken, swaying waltz. Old Crow Medicine […]

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Nada Surf Live in Austin, TX: Let’s Do it Again

Nada Surf Live in Austin, TX: Let’s Do it Again

It’s been four years since Nada Surf released their previous studio album The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy, and since then the group has not played any headlining shows in Austin. Now, with their newest album release —  You know who you are — the band is currently touring US/UK. Friday night was a highly anticipated night for Nada Surf […]

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Slingshot Dakota Show Review : Pure Punk

Slingshot Dakota Show Review : Pure Punk

Slingshot Dakota played a packed show at Monkey Wrench last Thursday in Austin, Texas. I went into the concert blindly; I was excited to go to a venue I’ve never been to and witness a band I haven’t seen. I ended up being surprised in many ways that night. First, Monkey Wrench isn’t an actual concert venue; it’s a small […]

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Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow – “From the Forest Came the Fire”

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow – “From the Forest Came the Fire”

Texas is known as the state where everything is bigger. The cars are big. The food portions are enormous, and the flavors are big and bold. It is home to one of the largest stadiums in the world. The music, too, is louder and more boisterous. Then how do you explain the rise in artists who are creating innovative indie […]

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Light Wheel – “Ein Sof” (single premiere)

Light Wheel – “Ein Sof” (single premiere)

Music for the soul – that’s the best way to describe the cathartic effect of this new single from Austin, Texas-based, indietronica group Light Wheel. The duo of singer/guitarist Tyagaraja and producer/musician Evan Dunivan create some of the most mesmerizing electronic-infused dream-pop we’ve heard lately. “Ein Sof” (a Kabbalah term loosely referring to infinity) flows effortlessly from the syncopated rhythms […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 9

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Artist Edition Part 9

The Memories of SXSW ’16 continue to flood in, and we have six more for your reading pleasure. Each story reveals the magic that exists in Austin for five days, where the unexpected happens. It’s a display rarely seen in this world – that so many different people can come together and celebrate one common thing – a love for […]

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SXSW 2016 – A Photo Essay

SXSW 2016 – A Photo Essay

SXSW 2016 was a gauntlet of good times and surprises. Especially surprises. My daily schedule would change (usually for the better) despite how much time I spent researching who was playing where and when. There would be times I would be riding my bike to a venue only to get word that the waiting line to get in extended down […]

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First Impressions: White Denim – “Stiff”

First Impressions: White Denim – “Stiff”

Much to our delight, White Denim are back! The band took a small hiatus after Corsicana Lemonade was released in 2013 so that most members could do their own thing (James Petralli released Constant Bop as Bop English) and two other members left to pursue other ventures (Joshua Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins are now a part of Leon Bridges’ […]

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Leach – “Bad Luck” (single premiere)

Leach – “Bad Luck” (single premiere)

Some artists make a favorable impression when you first hear their music; others stop you cold in your tracks, commanding your full attention with the scope of their talent. Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens – artists whom history will remember as masters of their craft – fall into the latter category. Now an emerging Austin-based, indie singer/songwriter seems destined to […]

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Rachel Platten Wildfire Tour Review (photo essay)

Rachel Platten Wildfire Tour Review (photo essay)

Rachel Platten‘s tour stood out from the past shows I’ve experienced in recent years. I‘ve attended plenty of music concerts since 2005, mostly by independent acts, and I’ve grown to expect bands to have certain cliches during their performance. Rachel Platten did not meet these expectations. Her show didn’t include bizarre propa or some peculiar homemade instrument. Her band didn’t […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Live Review 2-7-16

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Live Review 2-7-16

It was Superbowl Sunday. I live in Texas and of course the Cowboys are no where near the annual football match up between the two best teams in the NFL so it was an easy decision to skip the game and go see some great live music instead. It was really no question to go see Unknown Mortal Orchestra live […]

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Futurebirds Let it all Loose in Texas

Futurebirds Let it all Loose in Texas

Futurebirds are currently touring in support of their new album Hotel Parties, and I was able to photograph their show when they stopped in Austin, Texas. I haven’t heard much from the band beforehand despite them previously releasing two full LPs (Baba Yaga in 2013 and Hamptom’s Lullaby in 2010) and two EPs (Futurebirds and Via Flamina were both released […]

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