The Sahara Lounge
"...For much of Molly Burch's recent performance history, she put her guitar down to emphasize one moonlit ballad in the full-band set. Now, behind a debut headlining tour for sophomore album First Flower, she's leaving the instrument behind altogether...."
"...Sprawled sky creeping toward the rosy hues of dusk, an unseasonably warm winter afternoon begins wrapping on Manor Road. Molly Burch reminisces about her move from North Carolina to Texas in 2013, executed on a whim as the result of a post-collegiate identity crisis..."
"...Austin transplant Molly Burch boasts experience her muses didn't: formal training. The singer decamped from her native Los Angeles for the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she studied jazz vocal performance..."
"...Molly Burch launched her career by playing on a classic trope: unrequited love. On last year's debut Please Be Mine, the L.A..."
"...Local favorite Molly Burch has been tagged as support act. Her debut Please Be Mine was included on several 2017 Top 10 lists, including those of two Chronicle writers...."
"...2) Molly Burch, Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks)..."
"...Curtin: Molly Burch, Mohawk (Feb.)..."
"...15, Dirty Dog Bar, 9pm Blind Pets boast a raw trio energy nostalgic for beer brawls and mosh pits. Inside a dingy garage convulsed by Gibson SGs and overthrowing drum kits, their wall of distortion and fuzz wheelbarrows riffs and thick bass scuzz over a decade-spanning catalog punctuated by He Said She Said in 2013. – Alejandra Ramirez [image-3-right] Molly Burch..."
"...A former intern, she's become one of the Chronicle's most prolific freelancers, writing about everything from bedroom pop to R&B, punk, rap, rock, and doom metal while penning great features on acts like Hovvdy and Molly Burch. One of my favorite stories she wrote was about a young local named Abby Solomon, who has a one-in-a-billion disorder that requires her to eat constantly to keep from starving and who found embrace in Austin's indie music scene..."
"...Local favorite Molly Burch opened with a windswept 40 minutes of honeyed pop, soundtracking the sunset’s progression into dusk on the outdoor stage. Having pulled wholly from her acclaimed debut Please Be Mine, the Los Angeles-raised singer suddenly unveiled a new cut mid-show..."
"...Homegrown talent draws heavily from mellow indie circles with Molly Burch, Alex Napping, and Hovvdy highlighting the local list. Bright Light Social Hour frontman Curtis Roush, alt-pop daredevil Walker Lukens, and shoegazey rock trio Ume also join the party..."
"...Forty-three Austin artists were also added, among them blues/folk/metal hellraiser Scott H. Biram, funky dance-floor surrealists Capyac, grungy rock trio Hundred Visions, one-man pop machine Mobley, dark indie rockers My Jerusalem, and songwriter Molly Burch, who was recently singed by Captured Tracks..."
"...Austin’s Molly Burch opened with dream pop off last year’s stellar debut Please Be Mine. The quintet, which included local rhythm section standouts Danny Reisch and Jason Chronis, lightly swayed Fifties-inspired nuggets behind the singer’s evocative, powerful vocals..."
"...15, Hotel Vegas Patio, 7pm Labelmates to the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin's Bubble Puppy scored higher on the charts with 1969 single "Hot Smoke and Sassafras." Reunited by guitarist/vocalist Rod Prince and drummer David Fore, the quintet's 2017 LP Certified Badass scorches remakes of BP classics and chestnuts by their sequel band Demian. – Greg Beets Molly Burch..."
"...On Vinyl Media launches an online store on Saturday that will sell merch from Austin bands and split profits between the artists and essential musician nonprofits HAAM and SIMS. Founder Nathalie Phan says the effort, which runs through December, will feature gear from over 50 artists including Molly Burch, Sweet Spirit, White Denim, Jackie Venson, Capyac, Walker Lukens, Smiile, and PR Newman..."
"...Molly Burch (noon, Barton Springs stage; weekend one only) Romantic pop phenom with smartly written songs, shimmering guitar, and a voice that's bold yet reserved...."
"...Japanese Breakfast, Molly Burch, Antone's [sold out]..."
"...Here's the full lineup. 10/4 A R I Z O N A w/ slenderbodies @ Mohawk 10/4 Gang of Youths @ Antone's (18+) 10/5 St. Vincent @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater 10/5 The Wombats w/ YUNGBLUD @ Emo's Austin 10/5 Sofi Tukker w/ Ikebe Shakedown @ Scoot Inn 10/5 Gryffin (DJ Set) @ Vulcan Gas Company (18+) 10/5 Japanese Breakfast w/ Molly Burch @ Antone's (18+) 10/5 FATAI @ Stubb's Indoors 10/6 San Holo (DJ Set) + Friends @ Emo's Austin (18+) 10/6 Amen Dunes @ Mohawk 10/6 X Ambassadors w/ Lewis Capaldi @ Scoot Inn 10/6 Shame w/ Naked Giants @ Barracuda (Outdoors) 10/6 Houndmouth w/ Neighbor Lady @ Antone's (18+) 10/6 Kydd Jones @ Stubb's Indoors 10/7 The Breeders @ Scoot Inn ^10/7 Gospel Brunch: Bells of Joy @ Stubb's Indoors 10/8 Lisa Loeb w/ Dizzy @ Scoot Inn 10/9 Bishop Briggs w/ Donna Missal @ Emo's Austin *10/10 David Byrne w/ Topaz Jones @ Bass Concert Hall 10/10 Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit feat..."
"...In the same vein as fellow locals Lomelda, Hovvdy, and Molly Burch, Sun June rewrites the classic tapestry of an "Austin sound" by moving away from psych and country twang. Instead, their sound thrums earnestness and the isolation of Texas sprawl..."