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…]
Guest article by Caitlin Jackson
You’ve seen the bats from the bridge, but how about from the water? Under a full moon? Texas River School has an event that allows you to do both. It’s called Moonlight Bat Float. Guided by moonlight and entertained by live music, you set out on Lady Bird Lake in a flotilla of kayaks and canoes. Just as the sun goes down, the bats fly overhead while you glide on the water, away from traffic and noise.
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…]
“How can I help?” Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on Texas and parts of Louisiana right now. Harvey arrived in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, with deadly force and several months’ worth of rainfall. The rain has concentrated along the Texas coastline in and near Corpus Christi, Rockport, Aransas Pass, and Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. It’s hard to watch, yet difficult to look away. More than anything, Austinites want to know how to help. [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…]
Last year, Austin lost over 30,000 square feet of artistic performance space. Think about that for a second.
Austin is an artistic city. We have built a huge portion of our economy around it. The arts attract tourists and transplants, and businesses follow them here. The arts are the foundation for so much of what makes Austin the vibrant city that it is.
But the sad fact is that Austin has become a victim of its own success. As people and money flow into the city, the price of doing business here increases. Rent goes up, and creative hubs begin to shutter. We might not notice the immediate impact, but over time, the trend erodes a big part of what originally made Austin attractive and lucrative. Eventually, the rest of the food chain can suffer.
Rude Mechs is an Austin ensemble theater company standing against the [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…]