February is almost in the books. With an extra Leap Year day on the calendar, there’s no better time to take in live music in Austin. This weekend we recommend fuzzed-out psych, stunning soul, and a recently re-branded folk/rock outfit more than worth your time. Listen local, y’all![Read more…]
There are three sections of Sixth Street in Austin: West, East, and what locals refer to as Dirty. West Sixth is the section of Sixth Street that runs west from Congress Avenue. For the most part, the nightlife scene ends at North Lamar Boulevard.
For locals, Dirty Sixth runs from Congress to I-35 even though technically, and according to street signs, East Sixth Street starts at Congress Avenue and runs east. But when you hear locals talk about East Sixth, we are referencing anything east of I-35. Don’t get confused by the street signs; you’ll be talking like a local in no time.
East Sixth as we know and love it today is an eclectic blend of shops, restaurants, dives, and cocktail bars. It’s also quite new–in relation to Dirty or West Sixth–with the gentrification of east Austin surging in the past 10 years.
Here are 15 of my favorite East Sixth Street establishments you won’t want to miss.[Read more…]
Welcome to the almost weekend, Austinites! With the biggest festival of the year officially less than a month away, it’s time to run downtown and check out some music before the tourists invade. This weekend, we recommend delightful garage rock/pop, a split EP celebration, and an Americana act’s latest record release.
Enjoy the weekend and always listen local![Read more…]
Music used to be all about the sound. Put on some good headphones; crank up an album; and allow yourself to be swept away. But these days, artists and industry types need a social media outlet.
Here are six must-follow Austin music social media accounts curated by people who truly care about the content they create, and use the medium to enhance the local music community.[Read more…]
Happy Valentine’s Day, Austin! With all the dinner reservations, flower purchases, and stacks of chocolate being bought, it’s hard to lose sight of what really makes a relationship tick: experiencing life as a couple. And what better way to do so than by checking out live music!
This weekend, we recommend a Latin ska blowout, tender acoustic set by a famed Austin band, and chill ’70s-style psych. Lots to love with your love, so listen local![Read more…]
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 easy to think about the special appearances, film premieres, concerts, and other cool things coming to Austin in March. But did you know an army of volunteers staff the events and lounges at SXSW? They work long hours, answering questions and scanning badges with smiles on their faces. It’s quite a commitment!
I volunteered at SXSW back in 2018 and it was a marvelous experience. And I would recommend doing it for more than just the free badge. From someone who lived it herself, here’s what it’s like to be a SXSW volunteer.[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…]