Deafheaven and This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk Austin
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Deafheaven and This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk Austin

An ideal night for music in Austin; the weather, the entertainment, and the overall mood at the Mohawk on Red River St, were the perfect storm for an incredible night out for Austinite music fans. Deafheaven, a shoegaze-metal quintet out of San Francisco, have established themselves as a must-see live band given their technical instrumental…

SLACKERLEE – TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2015
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SLACKERLEE – TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2015

  1. Tame Impala – Currents http://slackerlee.com//2015/07/27/album-review-tame-impalas-currents/ “Let It Happen” 2. Deafheaven – The New Bermuda  http://slackerlee.com//2015/11/12/deafheaven-new-bermuda-album-review/ “Brought To Water” 3. Baroness – Purple   http://slackerlee.com//2015/12/29/baroness-break-down-metal-boundaries-with-purple-album-review/ “The Iron Bell” 4. HEALTH – Dark Magic  http://slackerlee.com//2015/10/29/1022/ “Dark Enough” 5. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect http://slackerlee.com//2015/12/22/protomartyr-the-agent-intellect-album-review/ “Why Does It Shake?” Honorable Mention:  Grimes – Art Angels   “Flesh Without Blood”      

DEAFHEAVEN – THE MOHAWK – AUSTIN, TX 11/14/15
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DEAFHEAVEN – THE MOHAWK – AUSTIN, TX 11/14/15

The incense was lit. Classical music and Nordic metal flowed out from the PA’s into the ears of the horde that had gathered at the Mohawk on Saturday night. Like an ancient clan gathering before battle, the black-clad cretins of heavy metal were angsty and restless for their music show. Swedish death metal showmen Tribulation…

Deafheaven – New Bermuda – Album Review
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Deafheaven – New Bermuda – Album Review

  Deafheaven’s 2013 sophomore album, Sunbather, redefined the boundaries of what we perceive to be Metal. Metal purists were infuriated with the sacrilegious ‘watering down’ of metal with shimmering Shoegaze sounds and the halcyon instrumental segues that seamlessly string Sunbather’s songs together. However, the majority of listeners welcomed the unique sound, which could easily have…