Finally uploaded all the videos shot during SXSW and I might say it was a lot of fun and very exhausting. I got to check out a ton of great bands and drink some free beer, because that’s what you do during South by. This one goes out to all of my homies new and …
Austin’s great expansion is about to hit the live music scene, and not in a good way. Real estate prices have doomed Red 7 and it will cease to exist starting in September (2015 The Chronicle). Although this news brings tears to my eyes, I was able to catch one last show at this legendary punk palace. …
By the time I arrived at the infamous Hotel Vegas (Hotel Hot Burrito) , Black Liquid Drop was well into their set. This band totally has the Psych-Rock thing going on. These guys can throw down some really cool jams that flutter with heavy guitar riffs, long drawn out distortion covered by a light touch of …
If you haven’t had a chance to check the interviews with L.A. Witch and The Death Valley Girls by Carleigh Venus, here they are! They are totally awesome! Death Valley Girls (2016) Interview by Carleigh Venus, Video Production by Jaz Meza L.A. Witch (2016) Interview by Carleigh Venus, Video Production by Jaz Meza
Music Under The Star had a great line up, with Sweet Spirit rocking it out with enthusiasm and Brownout getting the crowd to get down and boogie. Excellent musicianship! Sweet Spirit / Facebook Brownout / Official
Sunday Night! More SXSW @ The Grand (Burger City)? Check out these performances of Carlos Apache (Apache, Glitz, The Cuts…), the very interactive Big Tits and Chicago’s The Yolks. Carlos Apache (Apache, Glitz) Big Tits Facebook The Sueves Facebook
Hi strangers! It’s been a minute but I have my computer situation sort of figured out. Between my 10 years old tower and Greg Ackerman’s netbook I have managed to complete one working computer! Enough about my technology problems let’s play some catch up! Telepods- If you like Indie (Sci-fi country no wave), this band …
July 29th, 2016 was a night for psychedelic lights, betrayed romance and drowning sound waves.
It’s been a couple of years since I have seen The Sour Notes. The last time was at a 2014 or 15 SXSW show. Festivals all seem to blend together after a while, with too many bands and not enough memory. It was cool to catch them at Hotel Vegas and like always, their performance was captivating. This band needs to be included in your repertoire of live bands.
One of my personal favorites, Hidden Ritual, never ceases to amaze me. The first time I heard of Hidden Ritual was off of a compilation on Bandcamp called Lo-Fi Compilation 2 from Valencia, Spain. I must have played that track for 3 days straight! Without knowing that they were from Austin, I met Jaime, and Ryan of Hidden Ritual at a backyard hangout at my friend Oliver’s (Horse Plus Donkey) house. Hidden Ritual’s psych rock totally bridges gaps to the experimental side of music.
Kay Odyssey is like a mix of post punk aggression mixed with a touch of broken hearted fuck you’s. Kristina Boswell’s performance is mesmerizing along with the driving rhythms of Kelsey Wickliffe (bass) and Vajaja Valejo (drums) driving the heavy emotions. It is always cool to catch the one and only Liz Burrito on guitar, that girl just spills out toughness.
Flyin’ Lion is a two piece ensemble that produce large sounds that can kick your head in. Brian Porter (guitar and vocals) and Sarah Bartko (drums) deliver that raw sounding emotion that keep your inner anxiety from exploding.
If you want some of that good ol’ Rock n’ Roll, look no further. Nomad City rocked the crowd with the very charismatic and vocaly talented Britny Lobas, Ray Kainz’s superb guitar licks and Matt Temple’s trembling bass! Check out thier official site for video’s and stuff!
Magna Carda is a Hip-Hop/Rap group with a ton of energy and super talented musicians that include complex guitar riffs, bumpin beats and lyrics that will blow your mind. Check out the video for proof of awesomeness!
I have been wanting to catch Tele Novella especially since I am a big fan of Natalie Ribbon’s (also member of Agent Ribbons) dreamy voice and finally caught their Psych-Indie-Pop sound at The Sahara Lounge. And yes it made my dreams come and put a perfect end to my evening!
To celebrate the EP release of the soulful-folk-bluesy band, Those Poor Serfs, Sound Dessert (Gillian Driscoll) put together a very intimate show at the very secret and beautiful, Sekrit Theatre. I felt super VIP to be a part of this unique performance since it was an unplugged version of The Poor Serfs set. The band put on such an awesome performance it has stayed embedded in my head to this day.
Those Poor Serfs hail from Austin, TX whose music has revived my soul. Their Facebook bio description is spot on and summarizes their musical style as,”Alt-Americana. Moonshine-soaked mandolin, homemade harmonies, and powerhouse vocals with a sweet twang-timbre.”