Femina-X Bare Their “Black Tongue”

San Antonio’s tribe-rock Femina-X has teamed up with award-winning director Diego Lozano to release the official music video for “Black Tongue,” a breakout single from Femina-X’s debut 2017 album, Multiverse.

Written by lead singer Daniela Riojas, “Black Tongue” diaries the pitfalls of a failing relationship that is riddled with betrayal. With an Aztec theme that is grandiose in execution, the futuristic video incorporates the story of goddess Tlazoteotl, the “Filth Eater” who purifies souls of sinners, and Coatlicue, the “Serpent Goddess.”

This visual became the center point for developing the character (me) in a situation where her toxic relationship becomes the antithesis of Tlazoteotl; where instead of being purified, her partner injects toxicity and filth into her and they become inevitably entangled in suffering,” Riojas said.

Tension is drawn from the darkness of the cinema and the ethereal noisescape, creating an unnerving discomfort with a soothing release.

I wanted people to see and accept imagery they often repress and run from, so they could transcend some of their fears and judgments,” Lozano said.

Altogether, the video’s production quality is outstanding and goes hand-in-hand with the bewitching track. Femina-X becomes an experience with such a vital visual component becoming a part of the “Black Tongue” story.

Femina-X will be touring in July and August in select cities with a live set that will intoxicate and hypnotize.


Written by: Sawyer Click



Sleigh Bells at The Mohawk Photo Recap

Brooklyn noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells unleashed a Reign of Terror upon The Mohawk Saturday night in Austin’s Red River District. Comprised of vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller, Sleigh Bells released their latest mini-album Kid Kruschev in November of 2017 with lead singles “And Saints” and “Rainmaker” both hitting the amps at The Mohawk. The band is currently on their Kid Kruschev North American Tour through Valentine’s Day. Check their website for additional information and tour dates. In the meantime, enjoy a few of the highlights from Sleigh Bells at The Mohawk below.

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Photos by: Mindi Westhoff @timeandplacephotos


Pop Shewolf Ashe Gets Used To It at Parish

Showing up at Parish on Tuesday night meant being prepared to dance, and pop sensation Ashe kept the energy up through the entirety of her set.

Performing her new single “Girl Who Cried Wolf” as well as a slew of songs new to most of the crowd, Ashe implored the audience to embrace who they are. Calling her own dance moves “awkward,” the Californian songstress urged the crowd to join her with their own, even if they’re “a little whack.”

Check out the photos below captured by Mindi Westhoff of Time and Place Photography

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Photos and words by: Mindi Westhoff @timeandplacephotos


Sydney Wright Is A Friend In Need – She’s Calling On You

Sydney Wright is dynamic. A live-looping, one-woman show, she embodies her act and her art has now become synonymous with her upbeat attitude and friendly demeanor. But now she calls on you, the friends she has made with her soul-shaking tracks and straight talking humility; she needs your help.

Releasing a single that the Texan has worked on since the age of 17, this coming May, she endeavors to release an album surrounding it – fuelled by a ‘Sydneygogo’ page, if you excuse the pun.

“The bulk of the album project is already done,” said Wright. “All the tracks are recorded and being mixed, I just need some help to see it through and make sure it counts and that people hear it.

“I’m not signed to a label, which is rad because I love being in charge. I also love that I am able to ask you, the people that listen to music and really matter, or perhaps future fans, to be my teammates and the support we need to finish this journey.”

The funds she raises with this campaign will go towards the costs associated with producing an album – video shooting and editing, PR campaigns and the like, but – as always – Sydney has made this her own, and it oozes with her personality. Gifts from her heart, including her loved guitar, a personalized written song and being credited on the album, this isn’t about being an investor – this is about being a friend.

The sweet-sounding, straight talker begun the conception of this album – titled after the track “Seiche” soon to be released but written six years ago – in 2006, and like a long road trip – she’s eager to complete the journey.

A song about her endeavor into freedom, this song has the beauty of Sydney’s coming of age from when she was a teen – confused, and brimming with uncertainty – mixed the comfort that comes with knowing yourself.

“A cleansing sort of transcendence,” she says, “shedding the weight of not fulfilling expectations or fitting into the place you grew up can be painful and cleansing at the same time.

“That’s what this song is to me.”

Find out more about the campaign at the site {here}.


Words: Megan Matthews
Photography: Letitia smith at White Light Exposure