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SXSW 2017 Memories – Okey Dokey

SXSW 2017 Memories – Okey Dokey

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Okey Dokey. The project commenced by […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Birthday Club

SXSW 2017 Memories – Birthday Club

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Birthday Club. They’re a Houston-based high-energy […]

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Euphoria Festival 2017 – What it is and Who to See

Euphoria Festival 2017 – What it is and Who to See

Central Texas has recovered from the long weeks of SXSW and is ready for the next big music event – Euphoria. The festival is one of the newer concerts with their premier being back in 2012 with only about 3,000 attended the event. Fast forward to 2016, and that crowd participation has increased to 50,000. With their most impressive line […]

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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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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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The Black Leaders – “Take It Easy”

The Black Leaders – “Take It Easy”

Rock and Roll may be a universal language, but there is a distinctly French flavour to The Black Leaders. Formed in Rennes in 2014, the band released their first album My Best Friend in 2015. Their follow-up, Take It Easy, reflects a journey between France and the UK with vocalist Marie Guyottot delivering tones of a chanteuse against raw rock […]

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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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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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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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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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Birds of Night

Birds of Night

Denton Texas’ Birds of Night are about to release their third record, Birds of Night on April 21st. The band draws influence from many different sources, Birds of Night is an album with a familiar sound. Their previous two records, Snaps and We’re A Family Now were both fairly bluesy and rooted in the 60’s. Birds of Night moves on […]

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Leon Bridges – “Lisa Sawyer”

Leon Bridges – “Lisa Sawyer”

“Lisa Sawyer” is the latest track from future star, Leon Bridges. The native of Fort Worth, Texas has blown people away with his soul, blues, and gospel mix, which is on display on this lovely track. The young man, despite only a handful of tracks to his credit, continues to amaze. “Lisa Sawyer” is on our Weekend Showcase for February […]

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