"...Listeners of Walker Lukens’ 2013 debut Devoted may have pegged the Austinite as a solemn singer-songwriter in search of earnest emotional connections. He demonstrated his true colors as a loop-inducing pop experimenter on this year’s wily doo-wop/indie rock single “Every Night,” produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno...."
"...Electro doo-wop? The prospect of just such a new millennial subgenre blips, bubbles, and bounces in the hands of Walker Lukens & the Side Arms. One of Saturday’s out-of-the-gate acts, on the grandly midsize (for ACL) Miller Lite stage, the local quintet played pied piper to a homegrown fan base, out in force despite the noontime solar fry...."
"...Walker LukensSXSW showcase: Thu., March 17, 11pm, Lamberts..."
"..."Give it up for DJ Mike Manewitz,"laughed RZA. "He'll be here next week!" Secret Interview: Walker Lukens..."
"...This fall, I got to know my Modern Outsider labelmate Walker Lukens while he considered moving his Airstream trailer into my backyard to save money...."
"...That's why this festival has such a good vibe. It's all about the hang." Walker Lukens: Sad Bastard Learns to Rock..."
"...2016 grant recipient Walker Lukens owned the evening with a drunken award presentation where he claimed to have used last year's endowment to take a vacation to Paris and buy a designer blazer...."
"...Walker Lukens & the Sidearms..."
"...16, Hotel Vegas Annex, 9pm Synthesizing his affinities for psychedelic music and urban beatmaking into lysergic mixes, Al Lover's the only DJ with equal reverence for J Dilla and the 13th Floor Elevators. The producer, often operating a trinity of samplers, synths, and software onstage, recently dished a layer cake of Kraut favorites Neu! and art rockers Suicide called Neuicide! – Kevin Curtin Walker Lukens..."
"...› Experience Walker Lukens chopped up, pitch shifted, and thrown over dance beats on his new Devoted Remixed EP, for which he commissioned DJs nationwide to reimagine the tracks of his 2013 debut full-length. "It feels like someone thanking me for wrecking their car," Lukens joked..."
"...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..."
"...The conference, founded locally in 1987, adds a dozen Austin artists to the scrum: pop sophisticate Walker Lukens, rising stoner riffers Greenbeard, sitar phemon Indrajit Banerjee, colorful psych-folkers Calliope Musicals, bluegrass burners Wood & Wire, deep lyrical rockers Quiet Company, soulful garage rockers Plantation Band, haunting indie songstress Jess Williamson, Beatlesque cult band Cotton Mather, homegrown reggae lions the Mau Mau Chaplains, gospel powerhouse Shedrach Rowry & the Levites, and grungy noise punk trio Residual Kid...."
"...Influenced by the likes of Ray Charles and Curtis Mayfield, this collective of church singers and blues players will make you sing, dance, and shout. Fronted by two of Austin’s finest local church voices, you don’t want miss out on spreading positivity with some of the grooviest gospel. Walker Lukens and the Side Arms..."
"...Walker Lukens & the Sidearms tore through “Starfish and Coffee,” “Let’s Work,” “DMSR,” and “Kiss.”..."
"...Locally, Ghostland Observatory leads a list of 24 homegrown acts, some of whom, like county-folk songwriter Carson McHone, spiritually enlightened rappers Riders Against the Storm, indie folkies Jamestown Revival, trust fund punks Yuppie Pricks, blues brothers Amplified Heat, sophisticated pop vocalist Walker Lukens, songwriter supreme Michael Fracasso, and vibey native Suzanna Choffel, already enjoy regional recognition. The new list also taps Rob Baird, Paul Cauthen, Dirty Little Blondes, Duhrdy, Girl Pilot, Harddrive, Melat, John Mills Times Ten, Loki, Danny Malone, Rick Pino, Collin Shook, Tomar and the FCs, and Jackie Venson...."
"...While most easily pigeonholed into the singer-songwriter slot, Walker Lukens continues defying categorization with this four-song release. When not creating noisy backdrops and playing carnival barker ("Jacket on Ya Shoulders"), the Austinite moves easily into Thin White Duke funk ("Lifted")..."
"...5) Walker Lukens, Tell It to the Judge (Modern Outsider)..."
"...Walker Lukens: The abstract pop/rock song charmer put some new rubber on his van and toured to faraway lands like NYC, but "the majority of it went to pay my band, which is the greatest thing in the world."..."
"...Portugal the Man's stripped-down "Feel It Still" warms up for the early highlight of Britt Daniel's howl ripping Spoon's "Hot Thoughts." Cheers break the intimacy and segues, but that serves Mondo Cozmo's mellow folk rock well on "Shine" via an audience chorus, and the 1975's "Somebody Else" pairs well with Walker Lukens' local jolt "Lifted," as does Valerie June's arresting twang on "Astral Plane," Iron & Wine's plaintive "Call It Dreaming," and Bob Schneider's "Blood & Bones" backed by Tosca Strings. Austin/Iceland blues rockers Kaleo close as KGSR favorites roaring "No Good."..."