And just like that, it’s over. Three days of drastic weather changes, massive crowds, and fantastic music are officially in the books. To aid in the recovery from a wild Weekend Two, here’s our yearly photo retrospective of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019.[Read more…]
One ACL weekend down, one more to go! For those not braving the massive crowds at Zilker Park, our fair city is flush with fine local music. This weekend, I’m sending you to two honky tonks for outstanding Americana and a Sunday Funday involving a band of emo-playing puppets.
Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
To those about to melt in the unseasonable heat of ACL Fest, I salute your bravery. I’ll be joining your ranks for Weekend Two. But for those missing a wristband, there’s still a ton of great music to enjoy in our backyard. This weekend, we recommend two exceptional soul/funk bands and a heavy metal act celebrating its latest record release. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and listen local![Read more…]
Take a look around Austin and you’ll find a multitude of architectural designs. Fortunately for curious minds, the Austin chapter of American Institute of Architects provides the opportunity to see the architectural work of local, private homes during the annual Austin Homes Tour.
Here’s what you can expect to see Oct. 19-20, 2019.[Read more…]
Every year, as September turns to October, the eyes and ears of the entertainment world turn toward Zilker Park. Now in its 17th year, Austin City Limits Music Festival turns the Great Lawn into a cultural and musical epicenter. It’s 46 acres of food, drink, activities, installations, shopping, and–most prominently–incredible live music performances.
While headliners like The Cure, Billie Ellish, Lizzo, and Guns ‘n Roses dominate the billboards, the bottom of the lineup poster is where the magic of discovery happens. Like every year, Austin bands and artists will be well-represented in 2019, both in the early hours and prime time slots.
Here’s a roundup of every Austin musician performing each weekend, all worth arriving early for. Remember friends, listen local![Read more…]
Welcome to the weekend, stalwart music lovers! With ACL Music Fest 2019 a mere eight days away, now’s the time to drink in our beloved music scene before indulging in the Zilker Park madness. This weekend, we recommend a lo-fi psych band, a tribute to an unconventional Austin legend, and sparse yet exciting indie folk.
Enjoy the weekend and, as always, listen local![Read more…]
One idea of utopia is a beautiful countryside rich for exploring. It consists of being surrounded by old friends, new friends, and family. There’s delicious food, amazing local music, and the perfect balance between sound and silence. Thankfully, a version of utopia comes to fruition for one weekend every year, during UTOPiAfest.
This year, the festival will be celebrating its 11th anniversary. Read on to discover everything that awaits you at UTOPiAfest, this Nov. 14-16, 2019.[Read more…]
Ahhh, the weekend! A three-day opportunity to enjoy the waning days of summer, hang out with friends, and experience the finest music Austin has to offer. This time around, we recommend a ’60s-style surf rock band, one stage of a semi-annual street fair, and an outlaw country legend worth driving to New Braunfels to see.
Enjoy the weekend, friends. And listen local![Read more…]
Time for the weekend, Austin! What better way to celebrate the slowly approaching fall than stepping outside into a city full of exceptional local music.
This time around, we recommend a fantastic atmospheric rock band’s record release, an annual blues/soul/jazz festival, and an indie band so fun, you won’t want the show to end. Always listen local![Read more…]
“She wanted to know if she had to be present to win our raffle,” James Whelan of SIMS Foundation told me. “She hadn’t been out since the death of her husband, and she wasn’t sure how long she would be able to stay.” He went on to share that later that night, he saw her lost in the music, dancing. To him, that moment showed just how important live music is to the people of Austin.[Read more…]