Greg Ackerman and the team at 365 Things Austin gave an in-depth live review of Pennyfest 2017, which was held last weekend at Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin. Boasting a stacked lineup of 13 local bands, it was the annual birthday for local PR firm Penny Loafer PR.
"The highlight of the evening was an outstanding set by Darkbird. Fronted by relentless vocalist Kelly Barnes, this Austin rock outfit puts on a incredibly entertaining show. Barnes dressed in a black jumpsuit and boots with ringlets of curly auburn hair framing her face, cavorted about the stage belting out lyrics as her band chugged along behind her. There simply are not many bands with a lead singer as animated as Barnes on stage. Her enthusiasm is infectious. Even our photographer was seen grinning ear-to-ear while watching the performance".
You can read the full show review HERE and check out some of the snap shots from the night.
Austin music blog Track Rambler had some positive words to say about local rock band Meanswell and their two new singles ahead of their music video premiere tonight at the Austin Music Video Festival.
"The song is brilliantly produced with a classic instrumental arrangement combined with authentic vocals. Subtly sounding like a song you’d hear at a 60’s school dance, with a traditional, slow tempo and romantic sound underneath, it’s rocked and roughed up with blasts of duel electric guitars and gruff authentic vocals"
Read the full review right HERE!
Crescent City Radio in New Orleans have added Meanswell's self titled single and Scott Collins' track "The Upside" to airplay rotation. You can tune into the station online to hear the songs and more at: www.crescentcityradio.com
Austin based online music publication Austin Town Hall are just as impressed with Darkbird's TWO new singles as we are:
"The group just dropped two powerhouse new tunes, leaving me with the same dropped jam I got from their live performance. Just press play and fall in love with these Austin folks"
Check it out HERE!
Austin rock n roll group Meanswell have joined Penny Loafer PR. The hard working 4-piece outfit have released their debut single "Open Season" and will be releasing a music video for their second 'self-titled' single next month at the Austin Music Video Festival. You can learn everything you need to know about the band right HERE!
Austin indie rockers Darkbird are releasing two new singles combined on a 7" vinyl titled Daredevil/Bad Self. Local music blog Ovrld have taken first dibs in premiering the tracks and had some kind things to say about the bands release.
"The band not only brings the heightened emotional states and soaring vocals, it also brings the layered song craft and thrilling ability to radically shift the feeling of a song without losing the truth of it"
You can check out the new singles right HERE!
Austin indie/rockers Darkbird stopped in at KUTX 98.9's Studio 1A for a performance and interview ahead of their vinyl release show this Saturday night at Barracuda. You can listen back to the podcast right HERE!
VIDEO PREMIERE: LA Based online music blog GroundSounds have premiered the music video for Scott Collins' single "The Upside" directed by Austin's "Andrew Bennett" in his directorial debut. Check out the music video right HERE!
Austin singer-songwriter Scott Collins stopped into KUTX 98.9's Studio 1a for a performance and interview on Eklektikos with John Aielli ahead of his video release show this Friday night at Spiderhouse Ballroom. You can listen back to the radio show right here!
"Daredevil" one of the new singles from indie/rock band Darkbird has gained airplay on Austin's KLBJ "Local Licks" hosted by Loris Lowe. You can tune into the show every Tuesday night from 11pm or you can play back the podcast from last weeks show featuring the bands new single.
Austin indie rockers Darkbird are set to release two new singles on a 7" vinyl next month. One of the tracks "Daredevil" made its radio debut on KGSR's "Lone Star State Of Mind" hosted by Loris Lowe. You can listen to the new single on the podcast below.
Austin based folk/americana singer-songwriter Scott Collins caught up with Richie from Online Music Publication "Pens Eye View" to talk about his newest record, his influences and how it all started....
"With Lexi, Scott says they can fill a room with Americana storytelling, a “hometown” version of good ol’ rock n’ roll, music that’s meant to be played live"
Read the full interview right Here!
#PENNYFEST2017 is back for it's 3rd year in Austin on Saturday September 2nd at Empire Control Room & Garage. This year the mini-festival features performances by: Girl in a Coma, Lincoln Durham, My Jerusalem, Emily Wolfe, The Ghost Wolves, Emily Bell, Darkbird, Otis the Destroyer, Slomo Drags, MCG, Cari Q, Chill Russell , & Scott Collins.
Tickets are on Sale NOW from: http://bit.ly/Penny17
Scott Collins had a chat with Chicago based radio station The Edge On Air last week whilst also giving his single "For Now" a spin on air. Scott talked about his latest EP, new music and the forthcoming music video. You can hear the full interview right HERE!
Edge Radio in the UK have aired Scott Collins' single "For Now" on Unsigned Madness with Stephen & Anne. You can listen to the full podcast from the show right here.