New year, new album, same D. Continue Reading
For the past 14 years, the holiday shows given by local favorite, Bob Schneider, have gained quite the reputation among Austin audiences. Over time, these annual seasonal performances—which include both Valentines and Holiday shows— have surpassed that of just an average, everyday performance, and now rank up to a Texan holiday tradition. Continue Reading
There are plenty of bands that are notable for their eccentric stage presence. Insane Clown Posse, Gwar, Daft Punk are a few that come to mind, but one band that stands out amongst the rest are the indie pop band; Of Montreal. Continue Reading
When you think back to the 90s, you envision bleached tapered hair, rollerblading, and a warm, nostalgic sensation from all the wonderful music that arose from the era. One band that most recall while cruising through the decade of music are the blues rock band, The Blues Travelers. Continue Reading
There is something to be said about an older generation of artists who exceed performance expectations. Jim Kerr, 59, has continuously proved you’re never too old to rock and roll as well as the rest of the band, while they tour their way through the US.
Since the late 70s, Simple Minds has delivered over 19 discographies including a new release this year “Walk Between Worlds”, which they showcased throughout their set. The band, was although, catapulted into stardom with their “The Breakfast Club” hit, “Don’t You Forget About Me”. Kerr almost turned down the song, as he didn’t want to perform a song not written by him. Eventually, the former bandmates convinced Kerr to take on the tune, and recorded it within 3 hours. The hit’s release had instantly helped the band break into the American Market and kept them on a pedestal for years to come.
We made out way to their November 2nd show at The Moody Theater in Austin, Tx, where the band opened up the night with one of their newer tunes “The Signal and The Noise”. Kerr made his way out with a burst of energy and immediately kicked right into gear. As the night went on, Kerr strutted back and fourth across the stage and never lost a sense of enthusiasm. They performed all their hits from “Promised You A Miracle” as well as “Alive and Kicking” spread across two unique sets. The mixed crowd of baby-boomers and millennials, danced along and soared with energy throughout the evening before ending.
If you’re looking for just the right touch of nostalgia and passion be sure to catch Simple Minds as they continue their tour across North America.
The warmth that emanates from Allen Stone’s precious lungs melts me into a puddle, has me feeling weak with love. The grungy, styled soul singer from Chewelah, Washington delivered a heartwarming performance to Austin, TX Saturday night. Continue Reading
It’s been 6 years since the take off of Atlanta’s most up and coming music festival: Shaky Knees. Thousands of music fans across the country gathered this weekend and sprawled out between four stages to see some of the most popular acts in today’s Rock scene. Continue Reading
Austin live music scene never takes a rest. After their performances at Austin City Limits, The Struts and Nothing But Thieves came out for round two, late night at Austin’s legendary Emos. Continue Reading
What do you get when you move a Dublin native to California in the early 90’s? Irish punk. Or more specifically, Flogging Molly. Continue Reading
Sometimes you’ll listen to a song and pay attention to the music, sometimes you’ll focus on the words; The Avett Brothers do justice to both sides of a tune. Continue Reading