Show Review: Blacktop Mojo With Oddfellas and Hellfire Mafia

It was a cold Thursday night in Austin Texas, but things were heating up inside Come Take it Live; a venue dedicated to bringing us the best and brightest in rock and metal talent. This particular evening was host to Blacktop Mojo as they finished the last dates of their It Won’t Last Tour.

Show Review: Black Sunday Blowout with Maryann Cotton, Black Smoke Sinners and Black Heart Saints

From the sexy, gritty Maryann Cotton to the unbridled revelry of rock/rally heavyweights Black Smoke Sinners – or the dangerous, dirty and delicious Black Heart Saints – what a way to wrap a Sunday. 2020’s take on Black Sunday, that is.

Interview + Show review: Varya

Set up in a small corner of a south Austin popular Greek hangout, Opa!, VARYA adjusts her mic stand, amplifier, and tunes her lyric-adorned acoustic guitar. Her husband and a complete stranger fuss with a string of fairy lights at her feet in an attempt to…

Cobracast Birthday bash 2020

This weekend saw yet another successful CobraCast Birthday Bash Slamboree at Come and Take It Live… starring School of Rock, 99 Crimes, Roc Holiday, Black Heart Saints, Madam Radar, Three33, Vallejo, Dirty Wormz and Dangerous Toys it was a nonstop high-octane birthday blowout for Bobby Sharron and the CobraCast. Bobby has been a pivotal figure in the music industry here in Austin for many years – from his successfulContinue reading “Cobracast Birthday bash 2020”

A Good Rogering: My favorite band you’ve never heard of

Photography: Josh Wolfer, Story: Kail Rose Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their 2010 EP, Long Overdue, January 11th saw an absurdly excellent evening of music, rainbow penguins, and rock & roll debauchery with Austin’s own A Good Rogering. One of the few Austin bands I’ve seen more than a handful of times, I’ve yet toContinue reading “A Good Rogering: My favorite band you’ve never heard of”

Levitation 2019

Levitation Music Festival 2019 Inspired by the creativity, color and music of the 1960’s, Levitation is an annual three-day psych rock music festival held in Austin, TX. In 2008, a creative collective called The Reverberation Appreciation Society banded together to host a one-day festival, then called the Austin Psych Fest in North Austin. It hasContinue reading “Levitation 2019”

Austin City Limits 2019

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Spoiler: not much Bad, very little Ugly, so much overwhelming Good) Story & photography: Kail Rose It feels like we were just recently sitting on the lawn at Zilker for Paul McCartney: Austin City Limits 2018, but alas, here we are a full year later and ACL Festival 2019 isContinue reading “Austin City Limits 2019”

River Revival Music Fest: Texas’ best-kept festival secret (…ssshhh!!)

It’s roughly 3pm, though you’re not entirely sure because your cell phone battery died hours ago and you made the decision to leave it somewhere in the backseat of your car after unpacking the tent, cooler and camp chairs. Cell phones aren’t needed here. A gentle breeze whispers through the cypress and your feet dangleContinue reading “River Revival Music Fest: Texas’ best-kept festival secret (…ssshhh!!)”

Introducing: Bourgeois Mystics

What do you get if you combine  the audacity of  Outkast’s The Love Below, some  Blitzkrieg Bop, a  sprinkle of groove,   a  smattering of Bollywood and some 80’s classic rock?  …Austin’s very own Bourgeois Mystics. ‘Keep Austin Weird’ is most definitely a cliche, but it is a tagline that we’ve modernized to hopefully become Austin’sContinue reading “Introducing: Bourgeois Mystics”

Love Street Music Fest 2019

Love Street Music festival is very much like your favorite neighbor’s annual block party. It’s a perfect, laid-back summer afternoon; puffy white clouds dot the endless blue skies. It’s just warm enough that you remember to slather on some sunscreen. You head down the block for the party; picnic blanket and snack cooler in oneContinue reading “Love Street Music Fest 2019”