Flor de Toloache – Stubb’s Austin, TX 6/30/2019

Millennial: When we first saw Flor de Toloache at ACL Fest last year, I was starstruck. They were absolutely amazing! I had not seen a mariachi band live since high school, never mind an all female one. It was my favorite discovery last year, not just at ACL, but for the whole year. So I was super excited to find out that they would be … Continue reading Flor de Toloache – Stubb’s Austin, TX 6/30/2019

How Am I Not Myself? – French Vanilla

Mom: I have a feeling I might like How Am I Not Myself? more than you just from a nostalgia perspective. French Vanilla, an LA-based art-punk band, reminds me so much of bands of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, especially X-Ray Spex and The B-52s. The X-Ray Spex similarity, in particular, sets French Vanilla apart from most of the new music I’ve listened to … Continue reading How Am I Not Myself? – French Vanilla

Hamilton U.S. Tour – Austin 5/28/19

Note: Recording equipment was strictly prohibited at the “Hamilton” performance we’re reviewing, for obvious reasons. Therefore the audio clips we include are from the original Broadway cast recording, not the show we’re referencing.  Millennial: My dream finally came true! We finally saw “Hamilton”! I have been waiting for this for almost four years. I have been in love with this musical ever since the Broadway cast … Continue reading Hamilton U.S. Tour – Austin 5/28/19

This Mess Is a Place – Tacocat

Mom: I have a nerdy love of palindromes, so when my friend Rachel suggested we see Tacocat at the She Shreds showcase at South by Southwest, I was all in. The sound at the venue was really terrible, but I liked the Seattle bands pop-punk vibe, especially the rhythm section, bassist Bree McKenna and drummer Lelah Maupin. Since that show, I’ve enjoyed the band’s recorded … Continue reading This Mess Is a Place – Tacocat

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Stubb’s Austin, TX 5/10/19

Millennial: I have been wanting to see St. Paul and the Broken Bones since their song “Call Me” first came out in 2014. I kept on missing them whenever they came to Austin, but I finally was able to see them after all these years, and they did not disappoint! Every member of the huge eight-piece band performed amazingly well and kept up their hyped … Continue reading St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Stubb’s Austin, TX 5/10/19

Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

Mom warning: Some content in the embedded audio and video files includes references to sexual activity. Millennial: So, despite Lizzo’s recent posts about music reviewers, we are in no way professionals, so let’s do this! I absolutely adored all of Cuz I Love You. The pure self-positivity and love that flowed through was an experience that I don’t often have with music. I first got … Continue reading Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

This Land – Gary Clark Jr.

Mom: I’m excited to be blogging again, and especially to be reviewing an album by local guitar hero, Gary Clark, Jr. His new album, This Land, is a bit of a departure from his previous albums, which were primarily blues-based.  I knew Clark was versatile, because he’s collaborated with artists as diverse as Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, and Foo Fighters. He proves it on his … Continue reading This Land – Gary Clark Jr.

Our Favorites of 2018!

Mom: It’s time for the first annual Best of the Year edition of Mom and the Millennial. 2018 was a tough year personally, and I didn’t get to see as much live music as I wanted, but I still saw some amazing shows, listened to some great music, and discovered some new (and new-to-me) bands to love. One of the best things about 2018 was … Continue reading Our Favorites of 2018!

Favorite Winter Holiday Songs

Millennial: This is a new one for Mom and the Millennial! For the winter holidays, we decided it would be fun to list our top five favorite winter holiday songs to get into the holiday cheer. Christmas is personally my favorite holiday because it includes all of the things I love: family, good food and GIFTS! I am one of those annoying people that could … Continue reading Favorite Winter Holiday Songs