Salutations, lovely Austinites! As I look up from the mountain of SXSW coverage I’m working on, I see a deluge of great music on the horizon. Dive in! This time around, we recommend a stellar folk/rock musician, a fantastic triple shot of female-fronted awesomeness, and an important fundraiser for a friend of the ATX music scene. Dig it all and listen local![Read more…]
It’s the weekend, friends! While most will be focusing on the big game this Sunday, that doesn’t mean Friday and Saturday are lost. Far from it! This time around, we recommend a sensational psycho-bluegrass band, beloved Euro-house, and an Austinot favorite’s record release show. Stay safe, enjoy the music, and listen local![Read more…]
Welcome to the weekend, friend! The weather’s going to be mild, so why not venture out to the streets of Austin to check out some awesome music? This time around, we suggest an incredible showcase of local talent, a standout band’s album release show, and first-rate indie rock. Enjoy your weekend and listen local![Read more…]
We need independent radio. In a world of soulless, corporate-owned Top 40 stations, local radio gives a voice to the people. It breaks the mold, inspires conversation, and injects new ideas into a culture thirsty for something different.
A vanguard of this movement, Austin’s own KOOP 91.7 FM is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. With new ways to listen, a broader programming schedule, and a legendary birthday party right around the corner, KOOP promises to ring in the next 25 years in grand fashion.[Read more…]
Salutations, Austin! Another week of early 2020 is in the books and, with it, we have the promise of a great live music weekend. This time around, we recommend old school country, dreamy shoegaze, and another look at an old friend. Enjoy your three nights of fun and always listen local![Read more…]
Happy New Year! Hope your holiday season was filled with fun, family, or a pleasant combination of the two. While I was recovering from the yuletide madness, Free Week happened! Hope everyone got a chance to check out an amazing show or three.
This week, we recommend bouncy late ’90s rock, psychedelic grunge, and exceptional power punk in the style of Sailor Poon. Enjoy the weekend; continue to be awesome; and listen local![Read more…]
Don’t look now, friends. Christmas is right around the corner! If you’re done with shopping (or even if you’re not), there’s a full slate of standout live music to dig this weekend. This time around, we recommend upbeat synth-pop, a soulful crooner, and music at Austin’s favorite holiday shopping experience.
I’ll be taking next week off, so Happy Holidays; enjoy the weekend; and listen local![Read more…]
Music is the lifeblood of Austin. Anyone who tells you different hasn’t spent a Saturday night on Red River or discovered a random artist during SXSW. On any given night, there are 100 shows to choose from in the greater Austin area. Music is a piece of who we are.
But the vein is starting to clot. Rising cost of living, higher venue rent, and dozens of entertainment options force world-class artists to stagnate.
Enter Black Fret, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, both financial and practical, to Austin musicians. On Dec. 7, 2019, during the annual Black Fret Ball gala, the group awarded $250,000 to 19 local artists. It was an evening of heart, community, and giving.[Read more…]
It’s the holiday season, intrepid Austinites! With the calendar filled to the brim with parties, company hootenannies, and gift-buying galore, it’s easy to sleep on our fantastic live music scene.
To help, this weekend we recommend one of Austin’s premier soul bands, introspective folk, and a series of standout Saturday shows at the Saxon. Enjoy the weekend and keep on listening local![Read more…]
Howdy, Austin! With Thanksgiving only a week away and another holiday season looming on the horizon, let’s take this weekend to dive into some rad Austin music. This week, we recommend a dynamic electro-indie duo, stylish soul/funk, and a local legend’s album release shindig. Enjoy the music and always listen local![Read more…]