Knox Fortune Makes Music To Keep the Party Groovin’ At SXSW THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: KNOX FORTUNE @ THE MOHAWK | SXSW 3/12/18
AUSTIN, TX- For most of our SXSW artist coverage, we’ll keep it relatively short and sweet. We have over 80 artists to cover, so cut us some slack! 😉 We’ll basically be formatting each post into two parts: (1) Why our contributor wanted to see this act and (2) what our contributor thought of the performance. Easy peasy. If you want to learn more about the act, make sure you click through to their social media links to get in the know. You won’t be disappointed!
Why I Wanted To See Knox Fortune: I kicked off my first SXSW music festival experience by catching Knox Fortune at The Mohawk Austin. When preparing for SXSW and going through the long list of artists, Knox Fortune initially caught my eye because I remember seeing them scheduled to play at almost every festival across the U.S. this year and I thought there’s no better place to check out their music than at “South By.” After some more research I actually learned that Kevin Rhomberg, the lead singer, is a Chicago producer who worked with the likes of Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, and Chance the Rapper on his single “All Night.” How could I pass up the opportunity to see his music live?
What I Thought Of Knox Fortunes Performance: Knox Fortune’s performance was a fun collection of songs from their debut album Paradise, along with a rendition of Chance’s “All Night”, and few previews off of an upcoming project.
What’s unique about Knox Fortune is that Rhomberg’s voice is so soft that you can say it’s almost boyish. He won’t blow you away with his vocals, but the way he styles his flow and lyrical delivery will certainly capture your attention. The indie-rock and synth/funk pop instrumentals backing him up also gave a very chill and laid back vibe that the crowd could easily groove to; I know I for sure did.
The band was really energetic on stage trying to get crowd participation going with Rhomberg roaming the stage and often dancing. Their set was short and sweet but they definitely left an impression on me, good enough for me to want to see them again at one of the festivals coming to my neck of the woods this summer.
Mike Golembo, sometimes referred to as “Photolembo”, is an aspiring photographer who gets an adrenaline rush whenever his camera is in hand. Currently working in digital advertising in the wonderful city of New York, he’s always seeking new photo opportunities, no matter the circumstances, but particularly enjoys covering concerts. Slide into those DMs on Instagram, don’t be shy: @instalembo.