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.
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.
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…
Last week we caught up with indie rock band Brother Moses, playing live at Stubbs Austin for the first of their February tour stops. Check out their interview and show review.
Photography and Show Review by Geoff Clowes of Sage + Spirit Photo After forty-five years and numerous lineup changes the Marshall Tucker Band is still doing what they love to do, hitting the road and making crowds forget the present and live, if only for ninety minutes, the ‘seventies. Such was the case when theContinue reading “Show Review: Marshall Tucker Band’s Southern Rockin’ Roundup Tour”
Photography & Show Review: Kail Rose On my way home, I found a couple of their songs on Spotify and clicked play. They were right to recommend them – energetic rock reminiscent of Zeppelin and Aerosmith, with incredible vocals and catchy lyrics. This was everything a hit was made of. I followed, kept them onContinue reading “Show Review: Dirty Honey, Parish Austin”
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”
Article by Bernard Cana / Talon Kane Photography Published Jan 3, 2020 on thephotopit.com From The Pit To The Crowd: Sevendust with Deepfall and Stitched Up Heart – House of Blues Orlando – Lake Buena Vista FL – December 29, 2019 On November 9, 2014 before I started photographing and reviewing concerts, I attended aContinue reading “The Photo Pit: Sevendust with Deepfall and Stitched Up Heart”
Despite a cold and wet evening, fans were lined up down the block to get into Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room. The venue, a must-play for any metal act passing through South Florida, was at capacity this evening to see Swedish heavy metal favorites, In Flames. The Swedish sextet, supporting the release of their thirteenth album,Continue reading “In Flames Set the Culture Room Ablaze”
The entire venue turned dark. Not a light anywhere, even the empty bars are dark. With the darkness came roars of approval from the largely teenage crowd, and then the opening chords of ok ok?, the smash hit from the Long Beach indie-pop band Half*Alive. With only a single hand-held spotlight to light their facesContinue reading “Half Alive packs the Culture Room”
It’s obscenely hot; Texas hot, where the air is thick and soupy and you feel the sweat dripping down the small of your back. My shoes are melting on the asphalt. It’s still a few minutes before 10am, and Dominic Harrison, the force we know as Yungblud, is dancing through crowds lined at the parkingContinue reading “Remix: Interview with Yungblud, 2018”
The Allman Brothers Band was never afraid to mix things up on stage. It wasn’t unusual to hear blues, Southern rock, and covers on the same setlist. The same can be said for the Allman Betts Band, the sextet made up of the children of founding Allman Brothers’ Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, and Berry Oakley.Continue reading “Allman Betts Band Show off their heritage on the Down To The River tour”
On a chilly Thursday evening, Scoot Inn played host to an indie rock pairing of epic proportions. Selling out the intimate outdoor venue, Wilderado and Mt. Joy brought their unique, upbeat indie flavors to an adoring crowd for an all-too-short evening of great live music. Wilderado kickstarts the night with a laid-back set, beer-in-hand. InfamouslyContinue reading “Wilderado & Mt. Joy Play a sold-out show at Scoot Inn, Austin TX”
Photography & article by Geoff Clowes Through The Roots have never been worried about bringing their Cali-reggae vibes to places far from their San Diego home. With tour stops up and down the east coast the band is setting fire to cities not known for beaches and fish tacos. It’s in venues like the Culture RoomContinue reading “Through The Roots’ Arrival Tour Is the Fun Time That You Need”
When I learned about the Sublime – Michael Franti – Common Kings show set for August 1st at Stubbs Waller Creek, I knew this was one I couldn’t miss. A true 90’s kid, Sublime were a favorite of mine growing up. Despite tragic overdoses, lineup changes and then a precipitated name change, Sublime with RomeContinue reading “Sublime with Rome, Michael Franti & Common Kings”
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”
Story & Photography by Kail Rose We recently sat down with Des Rocs at the House of Blues in Dallas during his supporting leg of The Struts’ Young and Dangerous tour. In an endearingly perfect New York accent, he shares with us his passion for unbridled rock music. “My goal is to ignite an unapologeticContinue reading “Des Rocs: modern rock’s unassuming revolutionary”