Jendayi & Gyasi Bonds are a talented duo. Together, they make up youthful pop duo Charlie Belle from Austin, TX. In the last year, the two pop-afflicted siblings have spent time writing and producing two 5-song EPs with Matt Novesky of local hometown heroes Blue October in Novesky’s Orb Studios.
Austin has always neglected its budding hip-hop scene. Even with promotions and production companies such as ScoreMore Shows which was recently sold to Live Nation, the local “scene” in Austin is faced with a lackluster interest. The truth is that local event producers and bookers don’t often celebrate the hip-hop scene that is trying to break through the masses of indie-rock and indie-pop bands that saturate the market. Recently, however, a new festival is attempting to answer the question “Where’s ATX hip-hop?”
Photo by Rebecca Mendoza. Saturday evening, the cloudless sky was a muted blue and a partial moon floated casually above the stage. The crowd was attentive to both their beer and the bands and sat […]
On Vinyl recently sat down with one of Austin’s youngest old-school-feel-good jam bands, The Selfless Lovers. Fresh off a too short, but energetic set on the inside stage at Mohawk, lead singer Nik Parr gave us a deeper insight into his and the band’s dive into the Austin music scene. The soulful rock and roll group opened for Ripe, a touring funk band from Boston, on May 4, 2018 to a sold out venue.
Maggie McDavid, born right here in Austin, Texas, is an up and coming artist you need to know. Otherwise known as MAAGS, she began songwriting from an early age and sang for a local traveling choir group. More recently, she has received attention from The X-Factor and played the Bumble stage at SXSW 2018. Additionally, she has just released her first official single called “Born to Shine” that is out everywhere now! The song is a melodious synth-pop tune that features McDavid’s engaging vocals.
Mobley has already established himself as the musical phenomena driving the new wave of the Austin music scene. The one-man band sensation has cultivated his sound that continues to alludes any genre definition. Mobley’s latest project, Fresh Lies Vol. 1, is the beginning of a long, personal journey to be released April 27th.
BUHU is the up and coming electronic band you need to know! Their first studio album Relationshapes really put them on the map in 2016. Known for their powerful multidimensional compositions and emotional appeal, BUHU knows how to make an immersive sound. In 2017, they released two dynamite singles ‘La Truth’ and ‘Franny’ that showcased their ability to create a provocative ever unfolding sound. Now, they have just released a new track called ‘Yew’ through Parisian label Kitsuné Musique. The song is an awe-inspiring piece that is as dynamic as it is cohesive.
On Vinyl had the pleasure of working with local artist and illustrator Adrián Oviedo for our South Austin Local Showcase. Adrián demonstrated his amazing creative mind by turning the bands into animated characters to create one of the dopest showcase posters we have seen to date. The imagery on the poster really set the tone for the show itself, and encapsulated the very reason as to why supporting local artists is not only important, but a good investment. We decided to sit down and find out more about this up and coming artist.
On Vinyl Media founder and CEO Nathalie Phan was recently asked to open up for the February 20th segment of Comedians Interview Musicians at Hops & Grains Brewery. Music Firsthand started these unique live stream sessions with […]