Author: Waylon ODay

Side Eyes The first band of the night that performed at White Oak Music Hall on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 23rd was the Side Eyes, a high-energy four-piece that has released music through Burger Records as well as other labels. I would be lying if I said I had ever heard of this band […]

  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 Lu, her set at the Marfa Visitor Center, had three big things that stood out […]

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 West Texas town of Marfa. I think I’ll start by saying I don’t think I […]

Well, Marfa Myths has come and passed. It was an interesting an week to say the least. In the coming days we will publish our coverage of this year’s festival which featured acts like Kelsey Lu, Helado Negro, Omar-S, as well as musicians in residency; Connan Mockasin and his father Ade, and Deerhunter frontman, Bradford […]

 I will be honest, I tried to stay away from seeing the same acts multiple times while at SXSW. I failed twice. Once, when I saw Francobollo a second time, but I was there for an interview. The second time was this day, and I have no problem saying that I came to this show […]

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 said, when I saw the line-up StubHub had set up for their second night at […]

  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 their respective sounds. I may have not been aware of any of these groups prior […]

  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 been a fan of since 2015 when I first saw him at Fun Fun Fun […]

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 if you understand how hard it is for new music to catch my ear. “let […]

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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 of Blues in Houston on Sunday. However, this time the band did not have the […] 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 at the Bronze Peacock, Saturday night. Opening for the increasingly popular headliners were the Austin, Texas band, Duncan […]

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 as “Doug Stamper,” which features my favorite comedian, Hannibal Buress, who happens to be one […]

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 on the come up their new five track EP, BundyDidThat, and so we sat down with […]

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 it comes to highly anticipated appearances. However, the guys at Day for Night have managed […]

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 off the question, imploring myself and the whole city to sit back and watch Blanco’s […]

Coog Radio’s Web Director, Waylon O’Day has written a superb review of Maxo Kream’s third full length release The Persona Tape. 

The illustrious garage-rock band hailing from the Golden Gate City are bringing their undeniably energetic live show to the Bayou City for the annual Free Press Music Festival on Saturday June 4th in the festivals return to Eleanor Tinsley Park after inclement weather pushed the festival away from it’s traditional home since the festival’s inception […]

If you have never heard of Death Grips, or have and just aren’t that familiar with them. Well, now is the perfect time to take a swan dive into their music, because the long awaited Bottomless Pit has finally been released to the world.

Houston’s rap scene has had a division of North and South sides ever since Swishahouse popped up on the Northside in the late Nineties in response to the rising prominence of DJ Screw and the Screwed up Click both have contributed some of the biggest names that have come out of the H, but the […]

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