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Mar 20 SXSW: Niykee Heaton at Music is Universal Showcase

Capitol Records’ Niykee Heaton brought the heat to the Music is Universal Showcase Day 2, which took place at the J.W Marriott in Austin, Tx. The 21-year-old performed a set consisting of songs off her debut album, which is aptly titled The Bedroom Tour Playlist. Though she just had her big break, Heaton has been hustling for years and it shows. The sultry singer has built a solid fanbase consisting of a wide variety of people. Heaton maintained the same mood for most of the set with a consistent, sensual sound. Set highlights included fan favorites “Lullaby” and “Bad Intentions”, which...more

Oct 14 Review: Marina and The Diamonds Turns Austin, TX Into a Neon Jungle

A massive line of anxious fans could be seen just minutes before the doors opened at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, TX last night. The reason for their excitement was no other than Welsh popstar Marina and the Diamonds. At 8:45 sharp, Diamandis took the stage in an all red ensemble and a peculiar headdress than resembled Mickey Mouse’s ears. The 30-year old opened the set with “Mowgli’s Road”, a cut from her debut album The Family Jewels. The energy that emanated from the crowd was electrifying, as they came together to sing-shout the words to the aforementioned track and the all time...more

Oct 12 BØRNS Enthralls Sold Out Crowd at Stubb’s in Austin, TX.

With a glittery, hippie-esque intro song appropriately titled “Flower Girl Intro”, Garrett Borns, best known as BØRNS, took the stage a little after midnight to the delight of his wide variety of fans. Everyone’s eyes were glued on the 23-year old musician since the moment he stepped on stage, wearing a shirt with a sunflower pattern and a red bomber jacket, until the very last note. The crowd, an eclectic mix of middle-aged men, tween girls and everything in between, seemed to be completely entranced by his presence and of course, his voice — his most powerful weapon, fully equipped...more

Apr 28 Trendio Reviews: Vance Joy charms sold-out crowd in Austin, TX

Australian hit-maker James Keogh, best known as Vance Joy, played a sold out show at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, TX last Monday, April 28. The opening acts were Los Angeles/Austin based duo Armstrong Leigh and Icelandic folk-rock band Kaleo. Reminiscent of a young Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, Michelle Armstrong and Cristopher Leigh, best known as Armstrong Leigh, took the stage first. With a mix of sweet harmonies, catchy guitar riffs and a mystifying stage presence, the duo captured the crowd’s attention for the entire duration of their set. One word to describe Armstrong Leigh would be interesting. From their look to their...more