Saturday’s Coattails release party was loud as hell, and as fun as it was loud. My photographer for that event, coworker Cody Mason, was also my ride there. Cody picked me up, NPR blaring, and we whipped down to the Mohawk for the night’s show. I shoved my earplugs in, shouted at the doorman for a while before either of us could understand the other, and finally we were let inside.
In an effort to create a safe space for hip-hop in Austin, Solstice Live is introducing SUNDAZE, a hip-hop monthly showcase at Vulcan Gas Company on the last Sunday of every month. The shows will include an open cypher, performances by local Austin hip-hop artists and a featured guest performance by a non-local artist each month. They’ve teamed up with sponsors from Human Influence, TurnT.V., Vulcan Gas Company and yours truly, On Vinyl Music.
With the pressure of releasing a successful sophomore album, Casual Strangers ditched an almost complete set of tracks to move in a totally different direction. The result is an instrumental, psychedelic record that invites listeners to take the passenger seat through an introspective journey that is Pink Panther.
The weather is getting warm, well, warmer. It is Texas. What better way to kick off the early start of Spring than a crawfish boil.
Tusk, Her is a three piece garage outfit that loves to look loathsome. The group has not only a solid handle on their sound, a dirty blues garage rock infusion, but has a solid handle on their (I’m assuming) intended atmosphere; Tusk, Her has a very well designed logo, a well dressed team and they’re spooky as hell to boot.