Stubbs in Austin was filled with a multi-generational crowd for Greta Van Fleet. It was clear that with the nostalgia came with the older crowd, and new interests brought in a younger crowd, one that was unfamiliar to Greta Van Fleet’s sound. Austin was their sixth US stop on their headlining tour.
HRVY has that classic pop sound that I love, but there’s something about his music that is just different than what I’ve heard before. Between relatable lyrics and ridiculously catchy choruses, I can just picture what the energy of a HRVY show is like – and it’s a show I’m trying to be at.
FF5 was performing at the Nashville House during SXSW and it was early, I mean it was probably like 1 p.m. but very early for me. As soon as they hit the stage it felt like a party. There was choreography and nonstop dancing.
Mosie’s debut album Tangerine dropped during SXSW and the duo’s future funk jams are delightfully easy to move to with the combination of synthy vocals and energizing samples. Singer/songwriter Jesse LeVines and musician/producer Aidan Brody have created wicked musical hooks with surprisingly intimate lyrics that is sure to catch attention, even from those who aren’t in the electronic scene. Throughout the album there major switches between tempos that tosses you from one beat to the next without becoming tiresome. However, the standout feature is the way Mosie layers the human voice with a variety of melodic effects.
If you’ve ever considered going to a St. Vincent concert, do it, buy the tickets now and go. You’ll be greeted with one of the most cinematic shows you’ll ever see. Formally known as Annie Clark, St. Vincent is a musical genius with stunning artistic concepts. From her killer costumes, to her futuristic and feminine aesthetic, you’ll be sucked into every aspect of the show, you may even develop a new affinity for latex and stilettos.
Launch Left is a new kind of podcast. It’s hosted by Rain Phoenix and Moon Zappa and they dive deep into music and artist integrity as they interview legends of the music industry about up-and-coming artists.
Charming Liars are known for their theatrical music that’s just slightly tinged with a certain poetic darkness. Their latest single “Insomnia” is the perfect precursor for their next album. Kiliyan Macquire, singer, and songwriter told me that there’s a recurring theme for this next album.
Between her rocker dad and a reality television show, Sophie Simmons was bound to be a household name. Being in the spotlight and accepting the challenges became very intuitive for the young singer and philanthropist.
The first time I saw Why Don’t We was on Valentine’s Day at a small venue in downtown Dallas, one they’d just been shifted to that night and weren’t sure the crowd would be the right size for. I was familiar with a couple of their songs and was stoked to spend my V Day with this boy band (obvi), but I had no idea how wonderful the show would end up being. It’s safe to say it might have been my best Valentine’s Day yet.
Luna Blaise is more than just a young woman you see on television – she’s got a crazy good voice, too. While Luna plays Nicole on ABC’s sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, she tells me crossing over to be a recording artist wasn’t her intention at all.
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