Valerie June's second album, the sleek, soulful and outspoken The Order of Time, solidifies what her fans have known for a long time — this Memphis-based singer and songwriter is a formidable voice in roots rock, blues and folk. June unfurled an impressive, fiery set at the 2017 SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus on March 17.
Valerie June at the SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus. (photo by Sarah Burns/WFUV)
Aside from being debonair dressers, the Los Angeles quartet Chicano Batman bring a stylish sound—and astute socioeconomic observations—to their excellent third album, Freedom is Free. The band's perceptive observations about the state of American life runs through their English and Spanish lyrics, reflecting this turbulent time in history. But when singer and guitarist Bardo Martinez, bassist Eduardo Arenas, guitarist Carlos Arevalo and drummer Gabriel Villa took the stage at the 2017 SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus, we not only listened to closely to their words—we danced a lot too.
Chicano Batman at the SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus. (photo by Sarah Burns/WFUV)
Hippo Campus at the SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus. (photo by Sarah Burns/WFUV)
In celebration of their upcoming show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, we revisit a rocking live performa
Strand of Oaks in a WFUV Performance at Rockwood Music Hall (photo by Gus Philippas)