The Sahara Lounge
"...If solid, they’re our anchor, our stability, our support. Like Magna Carda says, “Strong roots will make your tree grow old.”..."
"...As the main cogs of Magna Carda, perhaps the best homegrown rhyme syndicate since the League of Extraordinary Gz (rediscover June 8, 2012, cover story "You Can't Bury Me"), the local duo's driven the group out of "emerging" status into "fully realized." Magna Carda's latest release, the bouncy and occasionally reflective Cirqlation (see "Texas Platters," July 15), ranks as a critical leap forward, while maintaining an old-guard nuance of collectives like the Native Tongues/Soulquarians, which once clustered Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Q-Tip. Aural wizardry from Dougie Do and Megz's poison-dart lyrics mesh at the album's eclectic high points, the MC Lyte/Audio Two-inflected "Ykwtii" and "Southern Ether," a strange brew of dive-bar blues rock and pre-Future proto-trap...."
"...For the full Q&A with Petralli, visit austinchronicle.com/music. Magna Carda Comes Full Circle..."
"...3) Magna Carda, Somewhere Between..."
"...Good Friday with Magna Carda Mohawk Fri., June 23, 8pm..."
"...7) Magna Carda, Cirqlation..."
"..."It's easy to get locked in to your favorite genre and become stuck. A lot of these people wouldn't necessarily turn on rap music, but then they're here and they see Magna Carda..."
"...In lieu of a proper and stable reworking of a full-blown Weird City model as the city's next must-see festival, there are dozens of reasons to be excited about Saturday's Spider House Ballroom convergence, given the diversity locked into the lineup. Several acts on the bill, such as the juiced Magna Carda, are on the verge of breaking out, while other luminaries, like Crew54 and even Protextor, arrive with anticipated projects..."
"...Live instrumentation helped it happen. It's evident in the shows of Zeale, Kydd Jones, Phranchyze, Magna Carda, and Riders Against the Storm, a husband-and-wife duo originally from Rhode Island who arrived with club gigs that rival the precision of the Roots..."
"..."There's a big divide that's going on," he proclaims in a slight Midwestern accent. "These last few years, who's poppin' in the city? Magna Carda, the Bishops, Quin – but they're all in different circles with their own management."..."
"...On 2017's Tell It to the Judge, Lukens' scrappy pop mosaic relies on his former penchant for hip-hop-style sampling and a newfound appreciation for ZZ Top. – Abby Johnston Magna Carda..."
"...Today’s list also sends invitations to 75 homegrown acts, including Grupo Fantasma, Scott H. Biram, Ghost Wolves, Kelly Willis, Carson McHone, Magna Carda, Residual Kid, the Teeta, Löwin, the Wild Now, Wood & Wire, Indrajit Banerjee, and Kalu & the Electric Joint...."
"...Following last year's breakout LP Cirqlation, hip-hop troupe Magna Carda delivers a substantial holdover EP. Somewhere Between finds MC Megz Kelli (Megan Tillman) and producer Dougie Do (Chris Beale) continuing their ascent on new romantic depths ("The Infatuation," featuring Keeper) as the latter navigates in-song shuttling between live and traditional beat-driven environs ("Jazz 99" and "Lowkey," also featuring Keeper and vocalist Ava Raiin)..."
"...Magna Carda, Sometimes a Legend, Say Girl Say Any opportunity to catch Magna Carda should be taken. Sat., July 15, 8pm..."
"...Magna Carda presents Good Friday ft. Magna Carda, Keeper, Mobley, Charles MXXN (DJ set)..."
"...A unique combination of psychedelic, soul, and rock & roll, Los Coast brings a energy to their live performance that boils down to one word: Funky. Trey Privott, John Courtney, and Megan Hartman tend to feature local percussionists and horn players, bringing an energy straight from the heart of Austin. Magna Carda..."
"...Greatness lies within the grasp of Austin outfit Magna Carda. 2014's Like It Is covered the Rootsian, full live band aspect of hip-hop, production by Dougie Do leaning toward sounds that wouldn't be completely unfamiliar to the jazzy, soulful legacy of the Native Tongues/Soulquarians collectives (Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Q-Tip)..."
"...Protextor just confirmed the lineup for the Return of Weird City, a makeup event slotted for Spider House Ballroom on Oct. 24 and featuring a purely local lineup of 27 acts including LNS Crew, Magna Carda, Dat Boy Supa, and KB the Boo Bonic...."