KGSR’s Blues on the Green is the largest and longest running free concert series in Austin. Last Wednesday (May 25) at 8 p.m., clouds of bug spray and smoke mixed in the air above Zilker Park, as people started flooding into the venue to celebrate Blue’s on the Green’s 26th inception since the concert series began years ago.
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes are bringing back the 60’s girl group in a fresh and fun new way. That’s not to say that this girl-trio, which is composed of Charlie Faye, BettySoo and Akina Adderley, doesn’t stay true to the classic soul pop sound.
After two and a half days of too much free seltzer, creepy and hilarious Samuel Adams cut-outs and Elle King levels of drunken fun, Boston Calling finally closed out having seen tremendous acts such as Odesza, Disclosure, HAIM, Vince Staples, Sia, the Vaccines and Miike Snow enter the stage with blow-out audiences. The underlying threads of the festival, however, were the local talent such as Michael Christmas, Palehound and Nemes.
Eastside Kings Festival is a blues festival here in Austin with 30 artists performing at nine different venues all across the city. The event serves to celebrate and recognize several artist who have produced quality music for years.
Circa 2014, millennials decided that dressing like hippies, and sticking “festival pins” on their Pretty Lights hats was a right of passage to an abstract way of life. Alternative, eastern ideas were “in,” and since then, have faced commercialization by a reckless generation of candy kids. In a society where everyone is wrecking themselves trying to be different, only those who remain undivided from their true mantra, will find inner prosperity. Austin’s synth/pop duo CAPYAC, is creating a global empire based on their own progressive abstract that seeks to–quite literally–move the world.
Empire Control Room and Garage was packed with people and various local vendors, selling products like premium raw chocolates and bone jewelry, last Thursday (May 19) as three female-fronted rock bands assembled–courtesy of Glitter Tribe–each delivering a unique and electrifying set that made the night one to remember.
This week’s playlist is made up of Executive Picks by our CEO Nathalie Phan who is preparing to embark on On Vinyl’s expansion to Boston, Massachusetts.
While the Mohawk’s doors open at 8 p.m., shows usually don’t start until significantly later, sometimes as much as an hour and a half. Sometimes, someone might think that a show starts when the doors to the venue open, and that someone ends up on a balcony fighting a losing battle between their hands and the swarm of mosquitoes that had (I’m assuming) spawned in the rainwater that had pooled in the balcony trashcan next to the glass double doors of the Green Room.