Marcus Morales and his band 'The Boho Groove' brought down the house Thursday night at The Saxon Pub. Kicking off the night with old gospel hymn 'Traveling Shoes', Jenny and Marcus sang along 'Hallelujah' over a driving kick and swampy guitar teasing the ride we were about to go on: bluesy, artistic, powerful. Morales then brought the audience along a special journey by playing the EP in it's order, giving the audience a special insight into it's crafting and creative process. It is no surprise that Tetherbound, single off The Bohemian Groove, was a crowd favorite with it's virtuosic guitar riffs and energetic, complex writing.
Take a look at some photos of the event and listen to The Bohemian Groove below.
Photos by: Lexi Paynter
By: Mo Paynter
The holiday season may be upon us but there are still plenty of shows to catch around town to keep your mind off of all the hustle and bustle. Look out for Zettajoule, Moving Panoramas, Calliope Musicals , Sweet Spirit, Lady Fang, Magna Carda and more!
Start your weekend off early Thursday night and catch Nite Jewel at Barracuda Austin with Memory Keepers and Zettajoule.
Zettajoule was featured as November's KUTX 98.9 Artist of the Month and they are one you don’t want to miss! Doors are at 8PM!
On Friday night get your groove going and head over to Empire Control Room and catch The Holiday Groove ft. Austin Groove Project, Magna Carda
Want to be an extra in a music video? From 3-5PM take part in an open cast call and head over to Hotel Vegas for the Moving Panoramas ADD HEART Music Video Shoot.
After the video shoot, go grab some grub then head back to Hotel Vegas for a good cause for the Calliope Musicals Holiday Toy Drive with Shy Beast & Coattails. Door are at 9pm, $5 or a new toy.
Back in the Red River district, Barracuda is featuring KUTX presents Sweet Spirit with TC Superstar and Ex Romantika Doors are at 9PM but grab your tickets early for this one folks!
Over at Dozen Street Ladyfang, Hex Boyfriend, Black Basements and Dream Eater will be ready to help you get your dance on. Doors are at 9PM
To cap off a weekend full of great shows on Sunday go to Hotel Vegas at 9PM for Semihelix, Elnuh, & Jesika Cueta
Have fun this weekend, dance the night away, don’t forget those ear plugs! And as always: Get out there, support some local music and get that sober ride!
One listen to the lead single ‘Tetherbound’ off Marcus Morales's upcoming EP, The Bohemian Groove, and I’m immediately taken back to my college days, dancing away my Saturday nights in my favorite honky tonk bar with smoky air, cheap beer and pool tables. Push play on ‘Tetherbound’ and right on cue, Morales captivates you with masterfully slick guitar licks showcasing a sound that can only be developed from years of honing a craft. Complete with a surprisingly delicious twist, halfway through the song comes a driving jam session showcasing the many talents of his backing band 'The Boho Groove'. This special treat unexpected and yet a staple of Morales’s intricate songwriting. With vocals reminiscent of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his polished ripping blues influenced guitar, Marcus is guaranteed to break into the Rock scene and be noticed.
Catch Marcus Morales at his Bohemian Groove EP release party January, 10 at The Saxon Pub and listen to his debut single ‘Tetherbound’ below.
By: Mo Paynter
I hope everyone got their beauty sleep this week because my oh my is this weekend packed with some great shows!
Starting out with a bang Friday night you might have to flip a coin on this one.
First up you can make your way around the Red River District starting at Swan Dive for Holy Knives//Clouds Are Ghosts//Belcurve//Mamahawk. Heads up, this is Belcurve’s last show of the year before they are off to the studio to record some new tunes to hit you hard with next year.
Then Hop on over to Cheer Up Charlies for Clubz/The Stacks/Van Mary/Pelvis Wrestley/Table Tennis Dreamer
Hotel Vegas will be hosting a great lineup featuring Think No Think, Billy King & The Bad Bad Bad, Lola Tried, Dregs. This is Billy King & The Bad Bad’s last show of the year so you know it’s gonna be great!
On the other end of town they’ll be a party going on over at Hole in the Wall with The Cover Letter, Cosmico, The Human Circuit, Henry the Archer for The Cover Letter’s single release! Be sure to check out the VIP party bus bundle that includes show admission, pre and post party w/ bands, free booze and a merch grab bag!
On Saturday, Hotel Vegas is hosting : Why Bonnie TC Superstar Advance Base Moon Racer & Daphne tunes for TC Superstar’s tour homecoming. You’ll definitely want to practice your dance moves for this one!
If you still have energy come Sunday, head to Cheer Up Charlies, fuel up with some delicious Arlo's comfort food, and get ready for Fehrenbacher / Genuine Leather / Spirit Ghost to round out your weekend!
This is a great weekend for Austin music that’s for sure! And as always: Get out there, support some local music and get that sober ride!
We had a great night raising money for Out Youth at Cheer Up Charlies this Sunday! From Gleason Golightly's first live show (which we absolutely recommend by the way) to Ladyfang's polished sound and crazy energetic set, this lineup had us on our feet dancing into the night. We were able to raise $809 which will go directly to Austin non-profit, Out Youth. Out Youth provides lgbtq youth counseling, transgender wellness, drop-in center, free HIV testing, and health & safer sex trainings. You can read more about them HERE.
Thank you to Space Heat, Gleason Golightly, Scenery, Lindsey Kappa, Ladyfang, Dorsia, Goons, and Hex Boyfriend for donating their time and putting on amazing sets. And thank you to everyone that came out and donated so graciously!
FullNote Record’s next benefit show is December 7th at Hotel Vegas featuring: Mamahawk, Bleached Roses, Mean Jolene, Carry Illinois, and Lola Tried (solo). This show will benefit The SIMS Foundation. See you then!
Ladyfang is an indie rock band from Austin, Tx. Cara Juan fronts the band with her sweet yet powerfully entrancing vocals floating over an energetic synchronized sound. Their music is rounded out with infectious guitar licks and driving beats. Their tunes are dancey, holding a certain playfulness to them. Founded in 2016, they've made quite a mark in Austin music proving they're here to stay.
Ladyfang will be performing this Sunday, November 11th at Cheer Up Charlie's for FullNote Presents: An Out Youth Benefit. Come see them!
Our next artist feature today is for the band, Goons. Haven’t heard of them? No worries because Goons will soon be a household name. Only having a handful of shows under their belts, Goons has hit the scene hard with a massive boom having already hit the stages of Barracuda and Stubb's. Creating an insatiable energy throughout the room when they play, Goons is sure to take a crowd and make them theirs with their pop driven anthems and hand clap worthy beats.
Catch Goons this Sunday at Cheer Up Charlies for FullNote Presents: An OutYouth Benefit Vol. 2!
by: mo paynter
Dorsia is an electro pop duo new to the Austin music scene and let me tell you, they pack a punch. With their precise pop sound and ability to combine lush, silky lyrics with upbeat tempos reminiscent of the best glam 80’s pop you can find, Dorsia sucks you into a wormhole of sound that you don’t want to find your way out of.
We can’t wait to see them perform on November 11 at FullNote Presents: An OutYouth Benefit Vol. 2.
Listen to them below.
By: Mo PAYNTER
Scenery is a band bringing a refreshing sound to Austin’s indie rock music scene. They encapsulate what indie rock should be...a perfect mixture of simple yet complex. Scenery combines sleek lyrics, intricate melodies and head bobbing beats that will have you speeding down the highway, sunroof open, shades on, thinking about the one that got away. Each song leaving you asking for more.
FullNote Records is excited to welcome Scenery to FullNote Presents: An OutYouth Benefit Vol. 2 on November 11.
Photo by Rachel Lacoss
by: mo paynter
You may have seen our next artist around town kicking ass on the sound board or tracking in the studio, but Lindsey Kappa is a woman we call a triple threat. Branching out from behind the scenes, Lindsey is a synthpop sensation. Featured on “The Fresh Ten Spotify Dance Playlist”, she is sure to dominate Austin’s club dance scene and take it to another level.
Catch Lindsey Kappa’s debut performance this Sunday at Cheer Up Charlie’s for FullNote Presents: An OutYouth Benefit Vol. 2