Rabii Harnoune and V.B Kuhl Share Traveller

In my effort to write about most things coming into my email today, I thought this Rabbi Harnoune and V.B Kuhl was one that normally wouldn’t pique my interest, yet today I’m rather enjoying it. Rabbi is a Gnawa-master from Morocco, which means he’s a specialist in Islamic religious songs; he’s fusing his work here with German producer V.B Kuhl. There are two parts that grab my attention. First, the innate musicality of Gnawa music shines through in Harnoune’s performance; it seems that it’s almost perfectly fit to any style. On the other hand, the work of Kuhl kind of transforms that into a dance-floor ready groove; I can see myself dancing to this back in my Jnco-wearing heyday. Seems working across communities is now more important than ever, so give this a listen.

ACL 2017 In Photos: Saturday – Weekend One

Time for more photos from the Great Lawn. Thanks for coming.

The Saturday edition of photos features a new local supergroup, a not local supergroup, some singers and song-writers, local heroes and super dance pop. We also pepper in some tribute time for Tom Petty. We heard plenty of Petty covers over the weekend, but the best thing was shutting down all the stages for a moment to playback his rendition of “Freefallin'” from a headlining set a few years back as skydivers jumped out of plane above the festival and floated down with sparkler boots. It was giant sing-along, lighters up.

Bands captured – Ought, Mobley, Capyac, Traveller, Car Seat Headrest, Dreamcar, Thundercat, Angel Olsen, Cut Copy and Spoon

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ACL Weekend One Recap

A fun, exciting, and sometimes exhausting Weekend one of Austin City Limits Festival is officially in the books kids. As always, the organizers managed to run things like a well oiled machine of music festival royalty. We saw some significant changes this year for the first time in awhile, and while many might have been skeptical at first, things still went off without a hitch. For weekend one, myself, Nicole, and BGray were all in attendance frantically covering as much ground as possible. We’ll start some recaps today with thoughts from all three of us and some quick shots from photo man Brian.

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