Another weekend, another roundup of rad local music. If you’re graduating this weekend, then congrats! Celebrate your newfound independence with some killer music. This time around, we recommend a stellar hip hop showcase, world class electronic, and a cumbia band dedicated to good vibes and positivity. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
The month of May marches on with mass quantities of awesome events and exceptional music. This weekend is no exception! This time around, we recommend lo-fi indie rock, Austin’s favorite street festival, and a Latin/rock band with deep ATX roots celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Enjoy the weekend, intrepid music lovers, and listen local![Read more…]
Mocktails. The mere mention of the word conjures up images of boring nights at the bar sipping cranberry-splashed tonic water, while your friends knock back whiskey, gin, and beer. Three years ago, when my wife was pregnant, we were literally laughed out of bars and restaurants for uttering the word. Those were dark times.
But now, there’s a revolution brewing. Many of Austin’s finest drinkeries and eateries are no longer embarrassed of the non-alcoholic cocktail. In fact, they’re treating mocktails with the respect and craft given to their boozy counterparts.
So whether you’re ditching alcohol for health, lifestyle, or recovery reasons, here are 10 local spots to snag outrageous mocktails in Austin.[Read more…]
Another weekend is on the horizon, music fans! As we continue the slow and steady march towards May, take this time to dig live music before the summer swelter. For this weekend, we recommend rad indie folk, a legendary hippie event, and the queen of Austin rock playing for a good cause. Enjoy the music and listen local![Read more…]
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…]