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Y La Bamba @ Songbyrd Music House [DC] - 4/10/19

Y La Bamba @ Songbyrd Music House [DC] - 4/10/19

Luz Mendoza dedicated Y La Bamba’s DC show at Songbyrd to her late abuelita in an Instagram post that read, “Your heart and love shines through our blood.” Known for an indie-folk sound heavily influenced by pride in her Mexican heritage, Y La Bamba’s performance highlighted the expanding diversity of Mendoza’s skills as a songwriter and performer; from a Latin dancehall groove on “Boca Llena” to shimmering dream pop on “Cuatro Crazy” to an emotional solo performance of “Ojos Del Sol” to a percussive, rousing vocal chant on “Mujeres.”


Robert Ellis @ Songbyrd - 4/4/2019

Robert Ellis @ Songbyrd - 4/4/2019

Robert Ellis, once regarded as a canny Texas troubadour in Country and winsome rock, has adopted a fully formed persona in his current record as the “Texas Piano Man,” resplendent in an all-white tuxedo tinkling the ivories. He and his four-piece band, dressed stoically in all black suits, took their Texas Piano Man tour to the packed basement of the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café.


SXSW Music 2019 Recap [Austin, TX] - 3/10/2019 - 3/16/2019

SXSW Music 2019 Recap [Austin, TX] - 3/10/2019 - 3/16/2019

Among all the dumped dockless scooters, food trucks, and people on hoverboards holding boa constrictors (yes, really), Austin once again hosted countless numbers of great up-and-coming artists alongside established acts for SXSW 2019. Who were some of our favorites? Only one way to find out.


Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Pie Shop - 3/1/2019

Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Pie Shop - 3/1/2019

The duo of vocalist Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice could be described as offbeat, ridiculous garage punk. Their songs can be simultaneously explosive, contemplative, realist, and absurd. It’s never been easy to pin this group down.


Citizen Cope @ 9:30 Club - 3/3/2019

Citizen Cope @ 9:30 Club - 3/3/2019

Singer and songwriter Clarence Greenwood was born in Memphis and raised in Washington, DC where he broke out of the local music scene as Citizen Cope in 2002. Just two days after releasing his first album in seven years, his hometown fans were ready to sing along to every song.


2019 Luck Reunion Recap [Spicewood, TX] - 3/14/2019

2019 Luck Reunion Recap [Spicewood, TX] - 3/14/2019

Grab your best cowboy hat and don’t worry about paying for drinks. Willie Nelson has once again opened up his ranch for a day of well-curated music, from the likes of himself to Mavis Staples to Shakey Graves…and did we mention free drinks?


Small Pools @ 9:30 Club - 3/13/2019

Small Pools @ 9:30 Club - 3/13/2019

On their recent stop in Washington, D.C., Small Pools lead vocalist Sean Scanlon took the concept of “connecting with the audience” to a new level. Jumping into the crowd and standing on the barricades while belting their latest hits, Scanlon and the rest of the band kept the audience awake and jubilant all night.