Two days before his Sept. 15 record release show at The North Door, Ray Prim and I sat in the courtyard of Genuine Joe Coffeehouse and laughed for 90 minutes. We talked about everything. The music business, his shoulder surgery, and the challenges in finding a quality cello player. Grinding out life and dreaming big. Spend more than five minutes with Prim, and he’s guaranteed to make you smile. [Read more…]
Hungry for a weekend full of live, local music? Congrats! You live in the best possible city for just that. This weekend, we recommend a fresh-faced folk singer, a soul/R&B man celebrating a new record, and an alt-rock veteran of the Austin music scene. Plenty to choose from here in the Live Music Capital of the World. Enjoy, and–as always–listen local! [Read more…]
Kathy Valentine, accomplished musician, writer, original member of iconic female band the Go-Go’s, and current member of The Bluebonnets, is spearheading She Factory, a series of programs that showcase Austin’s female creative pool. [Read more…]
Regardless of when you read this, welcome to the weekend! With September in full swing, we turn our attention to school, UT football, and live local music. This week, we bring you an indie rock band’s record release party, deep cut head trip alternative rock, and a duo that specializes in songs from the Roaring 20’s. Have fun, be safe, and listen local! [Read more…]
With the tragedies surrounding our Texas neighbors, it may feel odd to strike out and enjoy live, local music. But we can actually take a breather while supporting those in need. This weekend, we present you with a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, a festival chock-full of Austin’s finest, and an exceptional county/funk artist. Stay strong, stay safe, and stay local. [Read more…]
Just a few hours from now, we’ll be able to break free from our work week bonds and escape into three days of live music. This time around, we bring you a psychedelic two-pack, a local legend’s release party, and horror pop blues. Enjoy the weekend, and–as always–listen local in Austin! [Read more…]
Looking for a night out with wondrous food to fuel your body, and sizzling music to dance it off? East Austin’s rollicking good time of a dive bar, Skylark Lounge, and its in-house eatery, Ladybird’s Austin Kitchen, beckon.
Skylark Lounge preserves the culture and diversity of East Austin, regularly booking phenomenal R&B, soul, and jazz talent. The venue instantly becomes a favorite for first-time visitors. Ladybird’s Austin Kitchen, with the mantra “Inspire with Food,” perfectly complements the sultry bar. Each dish is painstakingly created with love, passion, and expertise. Heads up, y’all: I’m buying an air mattress and moving in. I can’t get enough of this venue! [Read more…]
With another week in the books, it’s time to kick back and plan a weekend full of musical fun. This time around, we present you with charming Americana, moody 80’s synth, and an inspiring rock band’s EP release. Enjoy the weekend and–as always–listen local! [Read more…]
Weary from a week full of conference calls, e-mail chains, and horrid, evil “working lunch?” Blow off some steam this week by digging live music! This time around, we recommend a local pop star, 80’s-era garage rock, and an extraordinary soul band that’s legendary in the Austin music scene. A full plate of eclectic goodness, courtesy of your friends at The Austinot. As always, listen local! [Read more…]
Guest article by Brandon Navarro
If there is one thing that immediately comes to mind when I think about the city of Austin, it’s the music. On any given night, you can go into coffee shops, hole in the wall bars, and restaurants, and there will be live music of every kind playing. Everything from live shows to music videos are celebrated here. Not only that, but Austin is home to music festivals that range from well-known to new: SXSW, ACL Fest, Levitation, Reggae Fest, and Austin Food + Wine Festival are just a few of the many that come to mind.
Many don’t realize it, but there’s a new kind of festival in the Austin area. In its short lifespan of four years, Float Fest has grown into something people have been and will keep talking about. When a river can cool you off and spit you out right where the good music starts, that’s where most of us want to be. [Read more…]