They’re not ska, they’re not pop punk; Just Friends is their own entity of music. Continue Reading
Shaky Knees has quickly made it’s way to the top of my “favorite festivals” list. Unlike the other high-end festivals (Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza), Shaky Knees hasn’t sold themselves out to conform to what is trendy, instead, it has displayed commitment to its own standards. Continue Reading
Have you ever listen to any band from the Pacific Northwest and thought to yourself “They’re just alright”? Me neither. With that being said, Thursday night at Austin’s iconic rock venue, Emo’s was a treat and a half. Continue Reading
Like any other form of art, music is a creative outlet artists turn to as a way to express their feelings. Unlike decades ago, it’s become more common for music to be distributed as a money driven product instead of an artistic creation. It now feels like a delicacy when you come across bands whom fill their words and harmonies with complete passion. With that being said, tuning into passionate artists like Atmosphere caters to the emotional needs of listeners and continues to prove how much value music can hold. Continue Reading
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