When I arrived at Swan Dive Saturday night at 8:30, the place was already buzzing, with people rushing in and out to set up for the performances of MAMAHAWK and Medicine Man Revival. In the midst […]
After scoring several large gigs in Dallas, including performances at ’til Midnight at the Nasher and NYE at The Rustic, future soul duo Medicine Man Revival is making their first foray into the Austin music scene with a month-long […]
Lone, isolated synths. Brooding guitar picks. A muted, tortured voice… And that’s just the first forty-five seconds. Similar to the debut work of The xx, “Escape” places us in a monochromatic world where yellow flashes fight […]
In recent years, downtown Austin’s music venue and bar, Swan Dive, has established its dominance as a local-music mecca. This quaint, modern space, decorated with cozy booths and a spacious dance floor, serves as refuge for music lovers city-wide that want to enjoy quality concerts and collaborative events at a decent price.
Hermit Kingdom member Jessica Bathe recently ventured out and produced her own EP this summer while studying abroad in South Africa.
The Austin based group Hermit Kingdom, comprised of Philos, JΔY and [S]amson, Tosin & WAKiZASHi and Upper.reality gave one hell of a performance this past Saturday, despite small crowds. The guys preformed alongside Fresh Fckrman, Total Unicorn, Kady Rain, Red Comet 3 and Anominiss for the third instillation of the Champagne Donuts & Dance event at Swan Dive.
In a generation that glamorizes neo-electronic dance music and 90’s influenced rap, music from a more classic era is often dismissed and misunderstood. Punk rock was one of the first popular genres of music that allowed cynical, counter-culture Americans to step away from reality and embody rebellion through a symphony of grunge. Swan Dive, a local dive bar and music venue located at 615 Red River st., with the help of Flavorsound Productions and Glitterbeard Booking, is putting punk rock back on its gnarly pedestal Friday, May 20 for a legendary themed event–Punk Rock Prom.
There’s something indescribable, yet epic, about Moccasin Blade and Flung (The Cerulean Trade). Somehow, these two manage to balance lyrical, ameliorate rhetoric with a certain untamed, revolutionary spirit. The newly formed duo sat down with me to discuss their genesis as well as their expansive vision for the group.