Acey Moreno has a strong personality, which is one of my favorite things about her, she’s gravitating. I first saw Go Fever when they were doing a full No Doubt cover set and I was captivated. Acey has a powerful voice and a flair for words. She was having a fitting for new stage outfits the day we talked. For Go Fever, showmanship sets them apart.
In case you weren’t aware, The New Nine is all about women. We’re also founded by Texans, and I’m so proud to be from Texas. Even though we get a bad reputation as gun-toting, bible-thumping, and ultra-conservative. Texans are truly so diverse. That’s why we’re doing our best to elect officials that are pro-women. While we don’t pick parties, we do pick people and unfortunately, the Republican party is getting way too out of hand right now.
For the first 15 minutes of our discussion me and Sarah Castro talked about our difficulties with modern romance. This is just the kind of thing that makes Belcurve a fantastic band, it’s about being relatable. “Men can handle an eighth of the communication that we as women need to communicate and they’re very different,” she laughs.
I’ve been hearing about The Rocketboys for a long time. They’re a staple of the Austin music scene. I caught them at Mohawk right before their sold-out show for their newly released “Certain Circles.” This album really demonstrates their maturity as a band and shows them coming into their sound.
Last year I saw Quiet Company for the first time at SXSW and I was so mesmerized by their powerful performance and perfect alchemy of melancholy and anger. I thought it only best to catch up with them again this year. I sat down at Shady Grove with Taylor Muse and Bill Gryta after their third show at SXSW to talk about the direction of the Austin live music scene and their new songs.
He’s the babe of the Austin music scene, that’s what every musician told me when I told them I was about to interview Walker Lukens. Walker has created quite the buzz for himself and just from my end on his clever Instagrams and damn catchy music. I’ve had his songs stuck in my head since I saw him perform. We walked to a side street to get away from the hustle at the Modern Outsider showcase at SXSW to talk about the local music scene.
I was so equally excited and nervous for SXSW this year. I think it is hands-down the most important music event of the year. The bands that are performing aren’t your usual festival round-makers, they’re up-and-comers, and there’s just endless possibilities to meet new people in the industry. All opportunities await!