Kelsey Lu by Waylon O'Day

  So, as I alluded to in my previous Marfa Myths post, this festival is really like none other. Each performance had some sort of unique element that I had never seen in person before. In the case of Kelsey …

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Jessica Pratt by Waylon O'Day

Jessica Pratt by Waylon O’Day I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a festival this interesting. It will be something I touch on at the beginning of each of these articles reviewing last weekend’s festivities in the Far …

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Action Bronson by Waylon O'Day

If you know me, you know my disdain for StubHub. I will admit, there is probably no logic reason for me to hold such ill-will towards the ticketing giant, but alas, I never said I was perfectly logical. With that …

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LIFE by Waylon O'Day

  After the madness at the Mohawk, I made my way to Latitude 30 for the British Music Embassy’s showcase. On this night, I was able to catch three very different groups, all of them very adept at churning out …

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  South by Southwest started it’s annual music festival with official showcases on Monday. Of the shows I was aware of, I was most excited to go to the Mohawk in Austin and catch acts like Shamir, who I have …

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Nnamdi Ogbonnaya by Waylon O'Day

If you have never heard of Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, you’re not alone, but you’ve definitely been left in the dark. The Chicago-bred multi-instrumentalist is one of the most exciting budding artists that I have heard in years, and that’s saying something …

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Isaiah Rashad by Waylon O'Day

All Photos by Waylon O’Day  

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Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest by Waylon O'Day

After coming off of what one review called a low-energy performance at last weekend’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Seattle-based garage-rock band, Car Seat Headrest, brought a similar amount of energy to a relatively small crowd at the House …

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Embed from Getty Images The melancholic folk indie super-group, Whitney, made up of former members of both the Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, graced Houston with a spectacularly intimate show for the small crowd that gathered to see them …

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Equal parts wit and social consciousness make-up the enigmatic presence of one Open Mike Eagle. Member of the Project Blowed collective out of California, Open Mike Eagle could’ve just as easily been a stand-up comedian, as evidenced by tracks such …

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You may have read about Scrap Bundy here on Coog Radio before, but now we have for you an exclusive interview with the MC from the North side of the Bayou City and his super producer, Beldondidthat. The two are …

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After last year’s festival, which was the first, it seemed almost impossible to top the inaugural lineup which included names like New Order, who hadn’t performed in the city for twenty years, or Death Grips who are notorious flakes when …

Day for Night Lineup Announced Read more »

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Earlier this year, I sat down with the wordsmith from the Southwest side of Houston, Wes Blanco. Towards the end of the interview I asked Wes what he had planned for us in 2016. With a sly smile he shrugged …

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