Photo Credit: Ben Rouse
Local songwriter Nicholas Mallis traffics in the sort of crisp, easy guitar-pop that can just as easily soundtrack a midday Hendershot's hang as a post-Go Bar A.M. comedown. Bright and tuneful but with enough existential angst to keep things from turning too florid, Mallis' music nods to his soft-rock forebears while remaining rooted in Classic City strange.
Athens singer-songwriter Cortez Garza plans to follow up his latest full-length, last year's reflective, revealing The Low Vibe, with a new EP next month. In the meantime, he's wrapping up a trilogy of videos for songs off the previous record by dropping a clip for The Low Vibe's twangy title track, which we're happy to premiere today.
Philadephia-based artist Levi Buffum, aka Doctor Octoroc, is known for his Nintendo-inspired takes on various pop culture staples, including a series of 8-bit film parodies and an imagined video-game version of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Flagpole contributors are in Austin, TX this week for SXSW Music. Below, check out contributor Mike White's photos from Wednesday.
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