It’s Easter weekend! Between services with family and egg hunts, carve out time to check out some rad live music. This weekend, we recommend not one, but two exceptional folk acts and an indie rock band waiting to break out. Enjoy the weekend, Happy Easter, and listen local![Read more…]
Welcome to the weekend, friends and music lovers. The streets of Austin are trending towards spring-like, so there’s no better time to dig live music. This weekend, we recommend a guitar queen’s CD release show, brewery re-branding with exceptional music, and the final day of a hella-rad folk festival. Live long and listen local![Read more…]
Welcome to April, stalwart music lovers! With temperatures finally creeping towards normal, now is a prime time for leaving the apartment and venturing forth on musical explorations. All of this week’s artists are random discoveries I’m dying to share with you. They include exceptional folk/Americana, gravely blues/rock, and experimental jazz with an Austin legend at the helm. Enjoy the weekend, enjoy the city, and listen local.[Read more…]
With the chaos of SXSW 2019 firmly in the rearview mirror, the big story wasn’t Jordan Peele’s “Us” or Questlove’s set at The Main. Electric scooters dominated the headlines. With over 70,000 helmet-less attendees screaming through the streets and sidewalks of our great city, it felt like an invasion.
Determined to provide an alternative to this clean, convenient, yet flawed transportation model, one company feels it has the solution. Enter Austin Hoverboards and a brand new way to get from Point A to Point B without the need to touch a scooter, or even touch the ground.[Read more…]
Good news, y’all. I survived! SXSW Music was a whirling swirl of musical madness, so much so that I needed an extra week to recover. But here I am, ready to navigate over 200 weekend shows to bring you my three favs.
This weekend, we recommend legendary Latin music, a local music fest for the ages, and an intimate evening with three of Austin’s finest songwriters. Keep listening local![Read more…]
And just like that, it’s over. By the time you read this, the stages will be gone; streets once bulging with scooter-riding tourists will relax; and the city will deflate to normal. All we’ll have is our Instagram stories, swag bags filled with koozies, and the memory of 10 wild days of art, tech, film, and music.
For me, it’s all about SXSW Music. Over the course of six days, I saw over 20 bands, most of which were locals. Some well-known; some just discovered; all of them awesome in their own special way. As I do every year, I invent a random slate of awards you’d normally find in a high school yearbook to celebrate our hometown heroes. And the winners of this year’s Superlative Awards are… [Read more…]
You bought the wristband, took time off work, and scoured Twitter for free drinks and swag. But guess what, stalwart SX’er? By Thursday afternoon, you’re asleep under the convention center awning covered with showcase posters and HBO totes. Do you know why? You forgot to eat.
But never fear, fan of the festival! Here at The Austinot, we’re providing an easy-to-follow meal plan to keep you nourished, noshing, and knocking out meals like a culinary ninja.
A tidal wave of music is approaching. On March 11, SXSW Music 2019 launches 2,000 bands and musicians into Austin’s cultural stratosphere. Of these, over 200 hail from our beloved city. After listening to every local artist on the schedule, I’ve picked 15 must-sees for this year’s festival. It’s my favorite and most exhausting list of the year. But if you find a new favorite, it’ll all have been worth it! [Read more…]
Guess what, faithful readers? SXSW 2019 is on the horizon and this year’s festival is poised to be bigger than ever. As I toil over this year’s Top 15 (see last year’s edition), I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize the local music happening on the last weekend before the madness starts.
This time around, I recommend chill synth-pop, body-shaking Latin, and calm, quiet indie perfect for a spring evening. If you’re embarking upon the SXSW in 2019, enjoy and do everything you can to listen local! [Read more…]
Music in Austin isn’t just a group of musicians or a marketing slogan. It’s a community. A clan of creatives pulling for and supporting one another in a city of limited stages and listener attention. For the 37th year, The Austin Chronicle honors our rich and diverse music scene with Austin Music Awards. A celebration of recognition, good vibes, and jaw-dropping music, Austin Music Awards is a crash course in Austin’s musical past, with an eye towards a glorious future. [Read more…]