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Steve Earle / The Mastersons

Steve Earle is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle grew up near San Antonio, Texas, and began learning the guitar at age 11. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. Steve is married to Allison Moorer and his son is Justin Townes Earle. Backed by Austin musicians The …

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Bright Light Social Hour / Walter Lukens

The Bright Light Social Hour is an American rock band from Austin, Texas. Born out of a university art-rock collective, the band first gained attention in Austin from their incendiary live performances and innovative vision of rock and roll. Melding southern rock, hard dance, psychedelic blues, and deep soul, their debut full-length album led to heightening critical acclaim, national touring, …

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Crooked Bangs

The band played a short set, but packed a huge punch. These guys had an incredibly engaged audience. The people in the crowd who didn’t have their eyes glued to the stage were throwing their bodies at each other and spilling beer. This made it a bit of a difficult shoot, but quite fun. Besides, where else that night would …

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The Motel Ball Band

Having seen the band play a few songs on NYE, I had an idea what was in store for me as I drove out to Sahara Lounge. The bar had real character. The stage had been drenched in Christmas lights going in all directions, and one perfectly large disco ball seemed to tie everything together. The band members mostly hail …

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Black Eyed Vermillion

Combining the elements of American roots music with the dark anger of punk and grindcore, B.E.V. will be attempting to play as many gigs as possible, depending on the bands ever demanding Rehab schedule. PHOTO GALLERY All photos © 2013 Jeff Harris. Please do not use without written permission.

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An Evening with OK Computer

The new One-2-One bar hosted a tribute to celebrate the 15th (and a half) anniversary of Radiohead’s album, OK Computer. Tickets sold out days before the show and the musicians dedicated countless hours in preparation for An Evening with OK Computer. Covering Radiohead’s Ok Computer Album isn’t an easy task by any means. Elaborate tempo changes to claustrophobic melodies make …

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Gimme Shelter: A Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Some Austinites with Jersey roots got together to help raise funds for the home turf. You know the story of what happened with Hurricane Sandy, but the ending is far from being written for thousands of people affected by the storm. Organized by Bassist Robbie Venturini and his wife Shug, the event brought together some of Austin’s finest musicians. Between …

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Patty Griffin and Robert Plant

Luck was on my side when I chanced upon a Facebook post by fellow Austin photographer Kristy Duff Wallace excitedly announcing her purchase of tickets to see Patty Griffin at the Continental Club. I quickly surfed over to the Continental Club’s website and lo and behold, tickets were on sale for Ms. Griffin and her “driver”. Patty at the Continental …